Supporting Anti-Racism



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


CSULB Land and Territorial Acknowledgment [PDF]

Time Activity or Topic Presenters


Individually watch the film, 13th, by Ava Duvernay

 (also available on Netflix)


"13th: What the Film Teaches Us About Anti-Blackness in the U.S."
(Zoom link)

  • Moderator: Dr. Araceli Esparza, Associate Professor, English

  • Dr. Keith Claybrook, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

  • Dr. Kelly Sharron,Lecturer, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Sociology  |  Dr. Sharron's Remarks [PDF]

  • Dale Lendrum, Doctoral Candidate CSULB/Prison Education Project



Student Teach-in by ENGL 375:
"I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin's Words & Their Impact"
(Zoom link)

  • Moderator: Prof. Margaret Karterton, Lecturer, English



Songwriting Class: Social & Racial Injustice Focus
Special guest presentation by Kathryn Bostic
Event Flyer [PDF]
(Zoom link)

  • Host: Craig Richey, Lecturer, Music


"Abolitionist Futures"
(Zoom link)

  • Moderator: Dr. Yousef Baker, Assistant Professor, International Studies

  • Dr. Abraham Weil, Assistant Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

  • Dr. Deshonay Dozier, Assistant Professor, Geography

  • Dr. Steven Osuna, Assistant Professor, Sociology


TAKE ACTION: Opportunities for Direct Participation

In this election, voters face unprecedented challenges to exercising their right to vote.  CFA is partnering with local community organizations, including the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community, Khmer Girls in Action, Californians for Justice, the Gray Panthers, Filipino Migrant Center, to ensure voters have the information and knowledge they need to cast their ballot. Together we will be conducting voter registration drives, voter education forums, and voter “zoom parties” to reach as many eligible voters as possible.

We can’t do this alone; we need your help: please contact or to learn how you can protect our democracy and make sure every eligible voter can vote.


  • Moderator: Dream Success Center

  • Denea Joseph, Black DACA Recipient

  • Dr. Kristina Lovato, Assistant Professor, Social Work

  • Dr. Patience D. Bryant, Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development, CSULB

Time Topic Presenters


“The Movement Needs Co-Conspirators Instead of Allies”
(Zoom link)

  • Moderator: Dr. Amber Johnson, Assistant Professor, Health Science

  • Audrena Redmond, BLM-LB

  • Dawn Modkins, BLM-LB

  • Gaby Hernandez, LBIRC

  • Beto Lopez, LIBRE


“Racial Equity in Undergraduate Research”
(Zoom link)

  • Moderator: Dr. Angela Locks, Ph.D., CSULB

  • Elyzza Aparicio, M.S., CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow

  • Deborah Carter, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

  • Rocio Mendoza, Ph.D., CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow

  • Leticia Oseguera, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


“AB 1460: CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement”
(Zoom link)
What Is AB 1460? How do we implement it effectively at CSULB? Why is AB 1460 relevant to current issues?

  • Dr. Barbara Kim, Chair, Asian American Studies

  • Dr. Craig Stone, Chair, American Indian Studies

  • Dr. Maulana Karenga, Chair, Africana Studies

  • Dr. Rigo Rodriguez, Chair, Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies


“Demanding Real Transformation in Long Beach and Los Angeles”
(Zoom link)

What are some key local efforts in Long Beach and Los Angeles County to dismantle the racist carceral system? How can you join and support these efforts?

  • Moderator: Dr. Rigo Rodriguez, Chair, Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies

  • Diana Zuñiga, Health and Justice Advocate and Expert

  • Audrena Redmond, BLM-LB

  • Amber Rose Howard, Californians United for a Responsible Budget

  • Brian Kaneda, Californians United for a Responsible Budget

  • Danielle Dupuy, Million Dollar Hoods

  • Dawn Modkin, Black Lives Matter, LB

  • Eunisses Hernandez, La Defensa

  • Karen Tamis, Justice Policy Consultant

The following people took part in bringing these events and resources together from a grassroots level on short notice.  Thank you for your efforts!

Sabrina Alimahomed – Sociology
Yousef Baker – International Studies
Juan Benitez – Center for Community Engagement
Elaine Bernal – Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tiffany Brown – Family and Consumer Sciences
Gary Daniels - CFA
Belinda Daughrity – Speech-Language Pathology
Laura Emery - Academic Technology Services
Araceli Esparza – English
Malcolm Finney – Faculty Center
Kirsty Fleming, Faculty Affairs
Claire Garrido-Ortega – Health Science
John Hamilton – Student Affairs
Deb Hamm – CSULB CFA
Lily House Peters – Geography
Gary Hytrek – CSULB CFA
Amber Johnson – Health Science
Maulana Karenga – Africana Studies
Barbara Kim – Asian and Asian American Studies
Beka Langen – CFA
Angela Locks – Academic Affairs
Ronald Loewe – Anthropology
Melissa Maceyko – Anthropology
Tracey Mayfield - Academic Affairs
Matthew McGarvey – Political Science
Anna Ortiz – Educational Leadership
Audrena Redmond – CFA
Jessica Rios – Dream Success Center
Rigoberto Rodriguez – Chicano and Latino Studies
Norma Salcedo - Dream Success Center
David Shafer – History
Jolan Smith –  Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
Craig Stone – American Indian Studies
Kimberly Walters – International Studies
Somone Washington – Faculty Affairs
Terri Wright – Political Science
Kris Zentgraf – Sociology


Learn More About Racial Justice


Title: Justice Delayed
A short film made by CSULB students, under the guidance of Kent Hayward, in FEA340 about characters affected by a police shooting of an innocent, young, black male. It won first place for narrative short at the CSU Media Arts Festival in 2019.


Title: 13th
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

More Films & Videos

Note: Some ttems on this list were generated from Anti-Racism Resources for White People, a Google document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020.

Note: Some ttems on this list were generated from Anti-Racism Resources for White People, a Google document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020.


Resources for Coping with Racial Trauma