Cal State San Bernardino’s annual Social Justice Summit will feature keynote speaker Saul Flores, a philanthropist, photojournalist and storyteller. Hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, the event will be held on March 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union South Event Centers.

The Social Justice Summit will feature engaging speakers and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including ethical storytelling on social media, empowering women, queer and trans community space, and Black student activism.

With the theme “The Path to Resilience: Embracing Adversity,” the event will provide attendees the opportunity to reflect on their personal journeys and explore the impact of adversity in their lives. 

Flores has been recognized for his innovative ideas, impactful projects and visionary ventures. He has presented and shared his story at more than 250 universities throughout the U.S., captivating thousands of students.

During his keynote, Flores will share his three-month trek from Ecuador to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he walked 5,328 miles, hitchhiked, and slept on the ground and in hiding places to showcase the dangerous journey some immigrants endure to come to the United States.

Attendees will relive the experience with Flores, learn about the adversities he overcame, and gain a greater understanding about the experiences some immigrants face. In addition, there will be a group activity and a Q&A with Flores.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and during lunch, Cody will be available to take photos with attendees. The Social Justice Summit will also feature giveaways, including free t-shirts, tote bags and an iPad.

The event is open to all currently enrolled CSUSB students and one guest. The guest must be pre-registered by the student via RSVP and be present with the student at check-in. RSVP at Coyote Connection.

Students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus can join the event on Zoom. During the summit, in-person breakout sessions will also be conducted at PDC.

For questions and accommodations, email the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement at