The California Truth & Healing Council’s Nov. 18 quarterly meeting included a blessing by San Manuel Band of Mission Indian bird singers, community testimonials, a panel discussion, and speaker Kimberly Cluff, legal director of California Tribal Families Coalition.
One of the highlights in a long list of exciting events this month includes a closing ceremony on Nov. 29, featuring James Ramos, CSUSB alumnus and the first California-born Native American elected to the state Assembly.
Robert Levi Jr., the university’s first Elder/Culture Bearer In-Residence, will serve as a mentor to American Indian students to develop and enhance positive native cultural identities.
The Student Success & Educational Equity associate vice president, Molly Springer, is working to close the achievement gap for first-generation, low-income and traditionally underserved students. She also is part of CSUSB’s ongoing efforts focused on the recruitment and retention of Native American students from our region.
CSUSB held a series of events to celebrate first-generation students and their successes as part of the second annual First-Generation College Celebration held Oct. 23-Nov. 6.
The Student Success & Educational Equity associate vice president, Molly Springer, will work to close the achievement gap for first-generation, low-income and traditionally underserved students.