Joe Gutierrez Office of Strategic Communication (909) 537-5007 firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Social Justice Summit at Cal State San Bernardino, with the theme “Embracing the Mosaic,” will feature keynote speaker Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. Through interactive breakout sessions, engaging activities and the keynote session with Tometi, the Social Justice Summit aims to teach students to embrace their identities and become allies within their community. The summit will encourage students to understand their own social identities as well as of those around them, acknowledge their own privilege and marginalized identities to become allies for diverse and inclusive spaces, develop a sense of agency and obligation in order to change the “narrative,” and establish a sense of pride and saliency with their own identities. Tometi will share her own experiences with social justice and how she has changed the narrative.In addition to being the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Tometi is also the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, an organization that educates and engages African-American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. The event is open to all CSUSB students, faculty and staff. Visit Coyote Connection to register for the event. Free food and snacks will be provided. For questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at (909) 537-5234 or email@example.com.