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Past Events & Resources

Access resources and recordings of past events sponsored by Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Justice 

Feminista Jones

March 29, 2023

Intersectional Feminism and Women’s Empowerment

There’s a belief by some in today’s world that feminism isn’t needed anymore. Yet, “Women and girls continue to face devastating gender-based oppression, and it’s clear the world needs feminism and feminist activism as much as it ever did,” she says. In this keynote, Feminista Jones - author, intersectionality expert, and award-winning writer - reveals the importance of not only embracing feminism but intersectional feminism in the 21st century, where everyone has a seat at the table; and how if everyone works together, they can empower each other to be successful in their personal and professional lives.

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Black Heritage Month 2023 Distinguished Lectur Series

Febraury 2023

Black Heritage Month 2023 Distinguished Lecture Series

February 8, 2023

Featuring Dr. Chike Akua. Educational research has demonstrated that culture is the key – the critical mediating factor in increasing student success for African American students.  However, most African American students matriculate through systems of schooling that omit the unique culture, contributions and accomplishments of Black people. This engaging and interactive presentation connects the legacy of past cultural excellence with strategies and methods students can use to produce excellence today. It provides cutting-edge research and visual documentation of little-known accomplishments and contributions of African and African American people in various fields of study. Sponsored by Institutional Equity, Diversity and Justice.

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February 24, 2023

Join us for a rich conversation with Dr. Julianne Malveaux, founder and president of Economic Education and  Dean of College of Ethnic Studies at Cal State Los Angeles,  as she discusses the role of race, culture, gender, and their impacts on shaping the economic state of Black America. Sponsored by Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Justice.

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February 27, 2023

Featuring Dr. Khalid White. Join Dr. Khalid White in conversation about Black voices from the Ivory Tower and how to center the experiences and expertise of Black scholars- practitioners to advance equity, inclusion, belonging, and transformative, systemic change. Dr. White is a professor of Ethnic Studies and African American Studies at San Jose City College. Sponsored by Institutional Equity, Diversity and Justice.

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January 19, 2023

A Conversation with Dr. Fania Davis: Restorative Justice, A Tool For Social Transformation

Fania E. Davis is a leading national voice on restorative justice. She is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, professor and scholar with a PhD in Indigenous Knowledge. Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation.

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Building Racial Literacy

March - April 2022

Building Your Racial Literacy Series

During the months of March and April, the series introduces content and strategies that offer participants multiple and varied opportunities to learn and practice building racial literacy knowledge and skills.  

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Future of Work: Advancing Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity: Beyond the Benchmark

November 9, 2021

Future of Work: Advancing Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity: Beyond the Benchmark

An annual event hosted by PCC that includes innovative state and regional industry, government and academic leaders coming together to join in a shared look forward at key industry trends, workforce needs and upskilling.  

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The Abolitionist Allyship Learning Series

October - November 2021

Three sessions led by Dr. John Pascarella III - Professor of Clinical Education and Chief Academic Officer, USC Race and Equity Center.


  1. Framing the Context for Race-Conscious Abolitionist Allyship
  2. Learning and Engaging in productive allyship practices that disrupt racism
  3. Advancing Racial Justice in Solidarity

Building a Trauma-Informed Campus

October 19, 2021

Led by Dr. Brenda Ingram, this workshop will introduce the concept of building a trauma-informed campus. Participants in this workshop will learn about adverse childhood experiences (childhood trauma) and their developmental impacts throughout the lifecycle, especially the impacts on college life along with strategies to support success in higher education.