A Note from CCPA Leadership

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We want to take a moment to thank you for all the ways you show up. The last few months have proved a deluge of uncertainty, stress, loss, grief, discouragement, exhaustion, frustration, and deep pain for many of our members. In the wake of furloughs, hiring freezes, increasing workloads, and unexpected transitions, staff and faculty at institutions across California have continued to demonstrate...

SCCPA Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives

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Most of us can admit that 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and not the way we wanted to ring in a new decade. Over the last few months, our world has been shattered with the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing, and stay-at-home orders. Despite having to endure a global health crisis, we have witnessed that racism and white supremacy do not rest. We are deeply saddened and troubled by the...

Working Out/Through

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June 8, 2020 “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time,” James Baldwin, during a televised interview in 1961 . “Let us be enraged by injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it,” Bayard Rustin, from his essay entered into the Congressional Record in 1969 . “My response to racism is anger. I have lived with that anger, on that anger,...

I am racist | Florence M. Guido, Ph.D.

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I am racist. I learned to be racist and anti-Black from my family. I have spent most of my life learning how to be anti-racist. I know this because I am white. My immigrant grandparents spent much of their lives in southeast Texas, where Black people lived in broken-down shacks on the same land with white people who owned the land and lived in the “big house.” I come from people who lived in that...

Statement from the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development

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Dear community members, Our hearts are heavy with sadness and anger for the murders of and injustices toward our Black community members all across the nation: George Floyd in Minneapolis, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and many many more. These are not one-off incidents. These are incidents fueled by systemic racism,...