Supporting Anti-Racism

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scholarstrike

Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Scholarstrike is a national movement which was started by Dr. Anthea Butler of the University of Pennsylvania and is being co-facilitated by Dr. Kevin Gannon of Grand View University. The movement asks for a pause in classes and administrative duties on September 8 and 9 to allow for a teach-in on racial violence, policing and community organizing.

Faculty members at CSULB are encouraged to consider pausing classes on September 8 and 9 to provide the opportunity for students and faculty members to participate in educational opportunities focused on anti-racism. A number of your colleagues have been working hard to develop programming for these days, and to compile and curate readings, films, videos and podcasts that address anti-racism.

Students, staff members and faculty members will also have the opportunity to join conversations at the national level. The organizers of the movement have built a website, and there will be a YouTube channel showing 10-minute long lessons about injustice in America and talking about policing and organizing. Social media will also be used as a platform to foster discussions and promote. Use the #scholarstrike hashtag in your social media channels to follow the conversations.

Speaking Out Events: Supporting Anti-Racism at CSULB and Beyond