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Strengthening our campus culture and the communities we serve

Published November 30, 2020

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This past year has been one filled with “challenges” – to say the least – and also action.

When I introduced our Equity and Action Report in August, I shared context that is important for us to continually revisit. Last spring, the senseless death of George Floyd—together with the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Ron Settles and others—sparked national and international outrage and protests.

These events prompted even greater urgency for Cal State Long Beach to collectively interrogate systemic racial inequities impacting people of color and Black people in particular.

While we continue work on many actions detailed in our Equity and Action Report, today I want to focus on one in particular—that all MPPs and auxiliary managers will complete implicit bias and anti-racist training so that all who live, work, and learn at The Beach will have more equitable opportunities. My expectation is that 100 percent of our managers will complete the training beginning in January. Please find details provided in this video.

To all of you, I am grateful for your dedication and leadership throughout these tumultuous times. I believe that the steps we take here and now will serve to strengthen our campus culture and the communities we serve.

I look forward to engaging in this opportunity with you. We are OneBeach.

Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.
President