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Diversity

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A Center for Multicultural Engagement Publication • SPRING 2018 • Volume 1 Issue 1


TABLE OF CONTENTS MESSAGES............................................... 1-2 From the Faculty Director From the Student Affairs Director STUDENT VOICES What Diversity Means to Me.....................3-4 Kaiden Wilde Helen Mancias Stephanie Grey Adriana Evans FEATURED STORIES.....................................5 Carson Nicodemus –The Challenges and Difficulty of Static Categories for Sexual Orientation by Matthew TeMaat Noemi Alvarez – What It Means to be an American Citizen by Jasmine Lopez FACULTY VOICES........................................ 6 The Importance of Diversity in Faculty Hiring by Frank P. Barajas Is History Repeating Itself with the Muslim Travel Ban and Rescinding of DACA? by Christy Teranishi Martinez FACULTY GRANTS.................................... 7-8 STUDENT EVENTS.................................. 9-10 CME SPONSORED EVENTS...................... 9-10 CME RESOURCES......................BACK COVER

Center for Multicultural Engagement (CME) Inspiring collegiality, diversity, equity and inclusion at CSU Channel Islands 805-437-2608 • www.csuci.edu/cme

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A Message from the Faculty Director ~ This past year, many CSUCI community members and their families and friends have been affected by the tragic natural disasters around the world (earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, mudslides), by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and by challenges to our identities, oppression, and prejudice. We’ve also encountered difficult conversations and debates with our own family members, close friends, and colleagues due to differences in beliefs, values, and political affiliation. Conflict, tragedy, and injustice have created tension and stress, affecting each and every one of us. Yet despite all of this, many continue to work hard, fighting prejudice and oppressions in aims to promote collegiality and a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community. We also have to recognize the important things in life and consider the belief that human beings are inherently good. This publication was inspired by the wonderful work that our faculty, staff, and students have done to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity at CSUCI. Faculty have developed courses, research, workshops, programs, and activities to foster awareness of issues of diversity and multiculturalism at our University and throughout our communities. My research assistants and I were exploring the importance of multiculturalism in our classes, research, and service, when we developed the motto, Diversity Begins With Me. We realized that we all need to understand our own multicultural identities – whether it be ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc. – in order to open up our hearts and minds to embrace others’ diverse backgrounds. We need to realize the importance of coming together as a community, building on our strengths and diverse backgrounds to create a more inclusive, powerful, and just society. This is the inspiration for this publication – to educate, create awareness, and provide resources for fostering collegiality, diversity, equity, and inclusion at CSUCI. Christy Teranishi Martinez, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Faculty Director of the Center for Multicultural Engagement


A Message from the Student Affairs Director ~ During my brief time here, I have come to appreciate the efforts of many students, faculty and staff who work tirelessly to build a more inclusive community that is deeply engaged in student centered learning, faculty and staff development, and issues of diversity and equity. It is a very good time to be here and to be a part of the growth and transformation of our beloved campus and academic community. As a nation, we are in the midst of tremendously challenging times, however, many of these challenges provide significant opportunities for learning, growth and development. The CSUCI community can take advantage of these opportunities to expand our thinking, understand and appreciate our differences, similarities, and ways of connecting, and being in the world. The Center for Multicultural Engagement (CME) aspires to play an important role in creating, promoting, and sustaining campus dialogue about multiculturalism, diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, a key goal for CME is to foster greater curricular and cocurricular partnerships between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to create a seamless learning experience for students from classroom instruction to campus/community programs. Student Affairs is very excited about the continued growth of these partnerships and the significant impact they will undoubtedly have on student learning, student retention and ultimately overall student success. In collaboration with CME’s Faculty Director and Advisory Board members to produce this publication, we hope to highlight relevant cultural issues, students, staff and faculty narratives and cultural information that centers the importance of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion within our community. There is a great deal of work to do on our campus, in our nation and in the world. As a campus community, we can and are moving forward through education, dialogue and cooperation. James Baldwin eloquently stated, ‘I’m not interested in anybody’s guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn’t do it, and I didn’t do it either, but I am responsible for it because I am a “human being” and a citizen of the “world” and you are responsible for it, for the same reason.’ For this reason, we are in motion and seek to make a notable impact. I am encouraged. We hope that every student, faculty and staff member will join us towards these efforts. Charles E. Osiris, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services Student Affairs Director of the Center for Multicultural Engagement

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Student Voices – What Diversity Means to Me

Kaiden Wilde

Helen Mancias

Ventura College Student and Friend of CSUCI One of the biggest ways I celebrate my diversity is by embracing it. Every week I self-inject testosterone as a part of my gender transition. For a long time, most of my life actually, I tried not to think about the possibility that I could be transgender. I was scared and I didn’t want to accept the feelings I had. I’ve always felt different, but I didn’t have the words to describe my feelings. When I finally made the decision to transition, it was because I couldn’t continue living as someone else. I wanted to be myself, and I have felt like slowly, I have becoming the person I want to be. Diversity, to me, means a person or people who are different or not what is considered “the norm.” The group I feel the most strongly connected to is the LGBTQ+ community because I am queer, non-binary trans-masculine person. Having a sense of community and a safe place has been one of the most positive things in my life, and that sense of community and safety is something I only really feel in LGBTQ+ spaces.

Communication Major Diversity means a lot to me. I grew up in a city and cities are one of the most diverse areas. I believe if you really want to travel the world, visit a city. There are more different people, different stories, and different struggles. Diversity provides a more holistic view of the world because, as a surprise to most Americans, the world is not all the same. I identify as a first generation Afro-Latina. Being Afro-Latino is having African ancestry in a Latin American country. I am very proud of this because most people are not educated on history and I confuse people. People don’t typically know that both Central and South America had more African slaves than the United States and that those slaves didn’t just disappear. They continued to live in a land that was foreign to them. I am proud of the history because I feel a sense of responsibility to educate people around me. Often times, people want to place me in a box and state ignorant comments such as “you can’t be Latina, you must be mixed.” The world is not just black and white. It is grey. It is rainbow. Being Afro-Latina has made me realize that my people and myself are tenacious, hard-working people. I am adaptable and I work hard. If my ancestors can survive genocide, slavery, and racism, then I can survive any future struggles. Spirit of the survivor is within me. I embrace it. I acknowledge it.

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Student Voices – What Diversity Means to Me

Stephanie Grey

Adriana Evans

Art Minor To me, diversity means celebrating what makes us unique. Being aware of and accepting each other’s differences and learning from one another. I identify as gender non-binary, which means that I do not identify as a man or a woman. On the gender spectrum, I fall somewhere in the middle. I prefer to use they/them pronouns because that is what honors my identity. Being a part of the gender nonconforming community (GNC) has helped me to be my authentic self. Getting to know other GNC people has given me a sense of community and finding individuals like me has helped to validate my identity.

Senior, San Diego State University and Friend of CSUCI Diversity to me means being able to express all of my cultural, ethnic and religious identities. Whether I grew up knowing them or just recently started practicing them, I love being able to express the unique components that make up my existence. It also means being able to learn about, appreciate and partake in the beauty of the other’s cultures and practices without history in general, it made me feel proud to be African American because it taught me that being any ethnicity is enough. I identify with being European. Again, when growing up African American in a largely pro-black community, the white or Caucasian identity wasn’t seen as a positive thing. So when I had found out that my ancestry had a lot of European, it made me feel humbled to know that both ethnicities can reside within my being without having to be separated. It gives me hope that our society can integrate a lot more as well. To sum up the last few, I identify with my Asian side and community and with the Arab Middle Eastern community. For the most, part many individuals make me feel like I’m a part of the family and whenever I see their people struggling I feel their pain as deeply and as a result I feel as though I identify as being a part of their groups. In being a part of all these groups, it has taught me that intersectionality exists and should be celebrated. Too many times individuals have been made to pick a group and stick with it. But by me embracing all of my identities, it’s taught me that separatism keeps unity and opportunities at bay. But integrating cultures with one another allows us to express our troubles and come to a resolution together, as one.

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Featured Stories THE CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTY OF STATIC CATEGORIES FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION Interview by Matthew TeMaat Carson Nicodemus was born in a small mountain town in Colorado. She is the middle child of her family, the only daughter. Carson is loved, a hard-worker, and respected by all of her friends and family. She is now 21 years old and a student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. Carson identifies as a sexually fluid human being. However, that was not always the case. Growing up in a conservative and religious family in Colorado, Carson was originally opposed to any sort of fluid sexuality. She says, “I was told directly that if you were gay, you were a sinner, so I always associated that with just being wrong and a venture I couldn’t try for myself.” Before Carson tried dating women she admits that she was always very intimate with other women but without crossing any physical threshold. She says, “I would have loving and admiring conversations with other females throughout my life,” but it wasn’t until her second year of college that Carson realized she was sexually fluid and no specific gender could inhibit the manifestation of love; both men and women are capable. Carson says that, “love is constant and that no matter a being’s physical make up they are capable of offering and receiving every ounce of love. When I fall in love with someone it’s because I fall for the ideas that collide around their brain or the passions that radiate from their epicenter.” The notion that one’s sexual preferences can fluctuate is a difficult concept for some to grasp but for Carson and many others around the world, it is reality. Carson says, “It’s confusing for some people because they don’t understand how I could be interested in someone who associates as a male and then also someone who associates as a female with no differentiation, but that is not what is important to me.” She says, “The soul has the capacity for love and that is the part of the human that I connect with and fall for. I love humans for everything below the surface level.” Let passion and what feeds your soul guide you. Carson Nicodemus graduated in May 2018 from California Lutheran University with her Educational Studies major and Environmental Studies minor. She plans to obtain a Master’s in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Matthew TeMaat will complete his Psychology degree in Fall 2018 at CSUCI. After graduating he will pursue an internship as an elementary school counselor and obtain a Master’s degree in School Counseling.

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN Interview by Jasmine Lopez In October 1996, at just two months old, Noemi Alvarez, in the care of her mother, moved to the United States from Mexico. Her mother, at 29 years old, was already an established school teacher with a Master’s degree when she decided to make the journey to be closer to her siblings. Her stepfather, who came into her life at two years old, moved to the U.S. for better professional opportunities. On October 17, 2017, after years of waiting, Noemi Alvarez finally became a U.S. citizen. Her mother and stepfather became citizens earlier that same year. Noemi wanted to stress the difficulty in becoming a citizen: “People shove it in your face, saying, ‘Become a citizen!’ But it takes a long time and is very expensive,” Noemi said. It took her and her family between 11 and 15 years to complete the citizenship process, but it was not for a lack of effort. To Noemi, being an American citizen is being part of something diverse with people from different countries, cultures, and languages. Now that she is a citizen, she feels “part of the mosaic” that makes up the U.S. Before she was a citizen, Noemi did not feel that her American identity would change, apart from having the right to vote, once she became a citizen. However, now that she is a citizen, she feels more politically empowered, and is ready to become an activist on issues that matter to her. Though she narrowly missed voting in the 2016 presidential election, something that she really wanted to do, she will be ready to vote at her first opportunity. Her note to DREAMers: Stay strong and remain in solidarity. Never forget who you are and where you come from. You are not alone. Remain strong through adversity and do not lose yourself in fear. Love, be kind, and work hard. Noemi Alvarez is a double major in Psychology and Sociology at CSUCI. After graduation in spring 2019 she plans to earn a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and Social Work. Jasmine Lopez is a proud Latina living in Los Angeles. She is a senior at CSUCI double majoring in Chicana/o Studies and Psychology. She hopes to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and work with the Latinx community.


Faculty Voices IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY IN FACULTY HIRING Frank P. Barajas, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of History and Chicana/o Studies The challenge for a recruitment process that integrates tenuretrack faculty from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) lay in the movement from platitudes and passive compliance, at best, on the part of historically privileged white faculty and administrators with limited to no direct experience in regards to the quotidian challenges that students from underserved communities live—e.g., race-based economic deprivation that valences systemic violence in education, employment, housing, health, immigration, health, and law enforcement. To increase the presence of HUGs faculty beyond “one-anddone tokenism,” the feeble traditions of advertisement and recruitment must be abandoned and replaced with proven best practices that, for example, eliminate arbitrary job requirements such as teaching experience, publications, and a terminal degree upon the submission of applications to be considered. Such reforms have been adopted at other CSU campuses, but not CSUCI due to a failure in institutional leadership and will. For too long the “CI Way” has meant, “To look the other way” in regards to faculty diversity. But if we value our being “studentcentered” then our faculty must reflect its constitution. If faculty and administrators recognize the historic forces of inequity that impacts HUGs in the present, they must boldly advocate for such colleagues with intentionality. Only then will meaningful change occur. After which, faculty, administrators, and students must assert leadership in action in the institutionalization and actualization of effective policies and procedures. Furthermore, mandatory training for all faculty to participate in recruitment processes must entail, among other points, ways in which to identify HUGs applicants as well as institutionalize cluster hiring procedures around an interdisciplinary theme that eradicates a tokenism that preserves the status quo of white supremacy. Furthermore, to achieve equitable representation in the ranks of the tenure-track professoriate, administrators, faculty, and students must advocate with gusto as there are constituents materially threatened by the redistribution of power with HUGs on an equal basis as this is an alien relationship. Since the beginning of our nation’s founding and that of our University this tension has existed. But CSUCI HUGs demand equitable faculty representation to influence a Uuniversity that speaks to the past, present, and future realities of our students. To combat this resistance all members of the University must: 1) Adopt and implement proven CSU-wide policies and procedures for the recruitment of tenure-track faculty. 2) All persons and constituents must be held accountable for the recruitment of HUGs faculty beyond tokenism. In conclusion, the recruitment of diverse tenure-track faculty undergirds enhanced multicultural engagements that introduces the campus community to the important contributions of activists, artists, and academics from underrepresented communities. From this CSU Channel Islands will become a more inclusive and just university for the 21st century.

75 years ago, Japanese Americans were imprisoned in the U.S.

IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF WITH THE MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN AND RESCINDING OF DACA ? Christy Teranishi Martinez, Ph.D. Anger, Mistrust, Disbelief, Sadness, Fear, Denial… These are just some of the feelings I experienced after last year’s election. Two weeks before the election, I was telling my family and students, “If Trump wins, my family and I are moving to New Zealand…or to Machu Picchu where my 5-year-old son wants to move” I thought how ironic that I would migrate to another country only to become an illegal immigrant myself. From a psychological perspective, this is a typical fight or flight response – when faced with a stressful or life-threatening situation, our physiological response is to fight or run whenwe are scared or our resources are depleted. I am glad that instead of running away from this situation, we have continued to raise our voices and come together as a community to face injustices head on – to fight for what we believe in – for our rights as human beings living in this country we call “home.” This is not anything new. We have faced oppression and opposition throughout history. Only 75 years ago, on December 19, 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and my father (who was only 7 months old) were among 120,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in concentration camps after President Roosevelt signed executive order 9066. They lost everything they owned---their homes, jobs, and almost all of their possessions---and were removed from their homes in California to be relocated to concentration camps all over the U.S. A majority of these were Japanese Americans who were born and raised in the U.S. – Yet, they were imprisoned for years behind barbed wire fences. My family was moved three times from internment camps in California to Arizona and ended up in Colorado where my mother was born. My father and his family were placed in Tule Lake camp where there was the largest imprisoned population that protested the life-defining “loyalty questionnaire.” My family endured this tragedy in American history. Only recently we learned that my maternal grandfather was an undocumented worker who kept this family secret all his life. He worked hard as a farmer alongside migrant farm workers and silently endured the suffering to make sure all of his children and grandchildren got an education and would benefit from the resources that this land of opportunity had to offer.

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Faculty Grants Georgina Guzmán, Assistant Professor of English and Julia Ornelas-Higdon, Assistant Professor of History 2017 CME Mini-Grant Award Recipients – Narratives of Southern California Course Students in ENGL/HIST/CHST 334: Narratives of Southern California visited Rancho Camulos (the birthplace of the old story of Ramona), the Valle Naranjal Farmworker Housing Apartments (housed on the old site of a labor camp), and the Bracero Exhibit in Piru, CA. We learned a lot of history and literature about the indigenous peoples of California, the Spanish ranchos, and the long history of Mexican farm workers in Ventura County.

NARRATIVES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

LaSonya Davis, Assistant Professor of Nursing 2017 CME Mini-Grant Award Recipient – Developing a Community Garden to Educate Children At Risk for Diabetes in Underserved Areas of Oxnard We aimed to reduce occurrences of obesity and malnutrition in youth ages 4–17, in the underserved areas of Oxnard. Risk factors for diabetes include: obesity, low household income, poor diet, lack of exercise, and being of Latino background. Evidencebased nutrition facts show that more variety of foods included in children’s diets, increased water intake, and less sugar can reduce rates of obesity and increase health and well-being. We used Herzberg’s Motivational Theory to teach responsibility of various tasks, independence, provide encouragement, and acknowledge achievements and growth. Obesity-related costs are estimated annually at $19,000 per child. According to the Global Health Institute, “Reducing childhood obesity is a public health priority that has substantial health and economic benefits. These estimates provide the financial consequences of inaction and the potential medical savings from obesity prevention efforts that successfully reduce or delay obesity onset.” Our community needs to be the change and lead the change, to reduce obesity and malnutrition, and to promote healthy life style changes among our children.

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DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY GARDEN


Julia Ornelas-Higdon and Georgina Guzmán 2017 CME Mini-Grant Award Recipients – Film and Discussion: East LA Interchange Prof. Julia Ornelas-Higdon and Prof. Georgina Guzmán invited filmmaker Betsy Kalin to CSUCI to screen her film “East L.A. Interchange” on March 15, 2017. Students were able to learn about the history and cultural diversity of Boyle Heights; the city was an example of an early red-lined, racially-mixed community (Jewish, Japanese, Black, Russian, Mexican residents) in Los Angeles.

EAST LA INTERCHANGE

Margarita López, Assistant Professor of Spanish • Multicultural Mentor-Mentee Program for First-Year Transfer Students For our mentor-mentee program, we met March 30, and had 11 students from different majors: Spanish, Art, Sociology, Biology, Psychology, Math. We discussed the benefits of the program and mostly, what students wanted from it. They filled out forms with information stating what and how they would like to participate (tutoring, clubs, minor/major hints on classes, social events, clubs, etc.). It turned out many of them wanted to serve as mentors since they all had something to share with peers, but still wanted to feel more a sense of belonging. This was due to their experiences as most of them were transfer students. So, it changed its name to student peer program. We invited different faculty including Denise Lugo (Art), Claudia Volpe (Spanish), Antonio Jiménez-Jiménez (Spanish). Students interacted a few minutes at a time about their interests and what they wanted to accomplish from the program. They exchanged information to keep in touch through the rest of the semester. We will plan on an event to begin next semester and invite students from all programs/majors. The feeling was very convivial and positive. They all felt a sense of belonging as they spoke of what they went through during their first year at CSUCI.

Angela M. Timmons, DPA, LCSW-Clinician and Group Coordinator; Black Faculty and Staff Association 2017 CME Mini-Grant Award Recipient – Taken from the concept – Black Films Matter – the 2017-2018 Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) Speaker/Lecturer series focused on the theme: African Americans in Film: the fight then and now. This lecture series showcased three speakers of African American heritage to address perspectives in film making, writing, stage production and product presentation, with emphasis on personal experiences of breaking through invisible barriers and strong holds that were and are present in the Hollywood film and theatre industry. Speakers discussed contributions of African Americans to the industry and the challenges therein. Presentations were designed to enhance and enlighten students, staff, faculty and the wider community in areas of African American film/movie/theatre industry. BFSA partners with various departments including History, Art, Sociology and Business and disciplines and open presentations to all students, faculty, staff and the community-at-large.

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Student Events

THE LANDFILL HARMONIC

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS

INTERCULTURAL SERVICES JOSIE TRINIDAD, ZOOTOPIA SCREENING

2016-2017 EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Intercultural Services is grateful for many events that took place during the 2016-17 academic year. A quick snapshot includes the following: Fall 2016 • Screened the movie “The Landfill Harmonic” and featured the Recycled Orchestra • Screened the movie “Zootopia” and hosted the presentation From Oxnard to Disney by Josie Trinidad, Disney’s first female Head of Story • Provided informational workshops about access to health insurance/ services, HIV/AIDS, CalFresh and immigration resources • Promoted Abusive Relationship Awareness week

JAPANESE INTERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Spring 2017 • Provided a series of Microaggression workshops with a film screening of “Hidden Figures” in February • Recognized of the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066-Japanese Internment by creating an educational exhibit, welcomed a guest speaker who was interned as a child and took students to the Japanese American National Museum • Provided a series of workshops discussing the film screening of “Moonlight in March” • Expanded Sexual Assault Awareness Week into a month-long awareness program

BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE

CME Sponsored Events

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OUR STORIES MATTER


Student Events

Latina Leadership Coalition During fall 2016, the Latina Leadership Coalition (LLC) hosted “Celebrating Our Cultures” event at the Student Union Courtyard. We emphasized the importance of embracing one’s culture at CSUCI because assimilation is prevalent in higher education. We interacted with our CSUCI community by giving out free t-shirts that stated “Culture is ___, #Let’sbeproudtogether.” Participants were able to fill in the blank with their definition of their culture and take a picture to be displayed on our LLC Instagram. It was a great way to interact with our multicultural community. Cultura Cura! The Latina Leadership Coalition was established in 2011 to provide womyn the opportunity to empower themselves and others through their academic achievements and leadership abilities. Though our name is Latina Leadership Coalition, we are a multicultural organization that welcomes any and all who identify as womyn who meet our requirements. We provide members the opportunity to grow and develop themselves into strong and capable womyn while also giving members the opportunity to form relationships that will last beyond college. The foundation of our organization is grounded in four pillars: academics, leadership, multiculturalism, and sisterhood. We embody the multicultural pillar of CSUCI through our efforts of embracing the diversity of our own sisterhood and of our CSUCI community.

MOVIMIENTO ESTUDIANTIL CHICANX DE AZTLÁN (M.E.CH.A.) DE CHANNEL ISLANDS

LATINA LEADERSHIP COALITION

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.) de Channel Islands This year, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.) de Channel Islands held their 4th annual Raza Youth Conference (RYC) in which they invited high school and middle school students on campus for a day and hosted a variety of workshops for them. These workshops ranged from college readiness and learning to count in Nahuatl to learning how to decolonize our diets. The organization’s mission statement states that they “promote political and cultural awareness at CSU Channel Islands and in the surrounding communities, while committing to the struggle for the self-determination and empowerment of La Raza and other communities struggling against discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, MENTORING INSPIRES and other forms of oppression”. M.E.Ch.A. believes that it is imperative to reach out • CI FACULTY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM • to students in surrounding communities and expose them at an early age to higher education so that they grow with and possess aspirational goals in their lives. We celebrate multiculturalism and diversity through this event by educating Raza students on indigenous ways of knowing and decolonization. M.E.Ch.A. de CI believes that empowering these students through cultural studies will instill in them a sense of belonging that will aid their learning and empower them to be active accomplices of MENTORING INSPIRES social justice in society. • CI FACULTY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM •

MENTORING INSPIRES • CI FACULTY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM •

SI SE PUDO ART WITH IMPACT

KELLY LYTLE HERNÁNDEZ

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CME Resources

DIVERSITY AND ALLY TRAINING WORKSHOPS (Fall/Spring semester)

SAFE TRAINING (Students, Administrators and Faculty for Equality) Bi-annual workshops offer participants a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for LGBTQ+ people on campus. www.csuci.edu/cme

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT ALLY TRAINING CSUCI faculty and staff can take part in a program to train and serve as allies to undocumented students on campus. The program offers three training levels so individiuals can obtain their desired level of involvement and knowledge. Each level requires a two hour training workshop available throughout the academic year. www.csuci.edu/roi/allyprogram MARIPOSA EVOLUCIOĂ‘ANDO The Mariposa EvolucioĂąando project aims to educate, create awareness, and empower those who are affected by intimate partner violence (IPV). We are comprised of students, alumni, faculty, and community partners that have come together to collaborate on research, creative activities, and intervention/prevention strategies to help people cope with IPV. www.mariposabefree.org

Quisieron enterrarnos, pero se les olvido que somos semillas. Translation: They tried to bury us, but they forgot we were seeds. DINOS CHRISTIANOPOULO

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