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Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums -Voting in the US: Past, Present, Future

October 5, 2020

This event is part of a four-part series on issues of equity and social justice titled “Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums.” This will be a discussion to understand the history of voting in the US and how to harness our individual political power through voting. Q and...

Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums – History of Policing in the US

September 9, 2020

This event is part of a four-part series on issues of equity and social justice titled “Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums.” This is a panel discussion seeks to provide a historical understanding of how policing developed in the US in a racial context, examine how police-sanctioned...

Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums – Culturally Relevant Teaching

August 3, 2020

This event is part of a four-part series on issues of equity and social justice titled “Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums.” This is a panel discussion seeks to provide teaching tools in a time of resistance, questioning, and upsetting the status-quo. We hope to provide...

Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums – A History of Social Protest

July 4, 2020

This event is part of a four-part series on issues of equity and social justice titled “Urgent Conversations: Educational and Social Justice Forums.” This is a panel discussion seeks to provide a historical framework for understanding the events following the murder of George Floyd. We will place...

District adopts social justice resolution

Governing Board President Rebecca Barrett discusses the resolution before it was approved in a Governing Board Meeting held June 24.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

July 3, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board adopted a new resolution to endorse community and public safety engagements in social justice reform during a meeting Wednesday, June 24. This conversation began after the district released a statement regarding the death of George Floyd by Minneapoli...

Soda ad trivializes social justice

Soda ad trivializes social justice

Adria Watson

April 7, 2017

What do you get when Kendall Jenner approaches armed police officers with a can of Pepsi during a peaceful protest? Not an officer mistaking her fizzy drink as a gun and proceeding to shoot her with rubber bullets and bean bags nor do you see protesters in the background being tear gassed or pepper...

‘Luke Cage’ a bulletproof show

'Luke Cage' a bulletproof show

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

October 12, 2016

When a tweet popped up in my feed telling everyone to watch Marvel’s Luke Cage, a show about “a bulletproof black man in a hoodie,” I was invested before I even watched the first episode. Much like its Netflix predecessors Jessica Jones and Daredevil, this show has Marvel gritty reboot written all ...

New major set for 2017

New major set for 2017

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

September 8, 2016

2016 is a tumultuous time. Protests against systemic racism and the construction of an oil pipeline on Native land in North Dakota are currently in the headlines, and immigration and LGBT rights are once again the center of political discourse with reactionary politicians looking to energize their base...

Protests too spicy for white people

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

September 8, 2016

“The Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the the Ku Klux Klanner,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Birmingham jail, “But the white moderate ... who constantly says ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action.’” 49ers...

New Social Justice degree debated

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

April 20, 2016

Assorted faculty and staff herded into Library, Room L-109 for a meeting centered on a state proposal which would allow new classes for programs such as Chicano, African-American and LGBT studies to be implemented and would also be re-categorized under the umbrella of Social Justice Studies. "It made...

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