The Racial Justice Center focuses on the success, completion, and retention of our
students of color, specifically our Black, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native/Indigenous
students, and students of two or more races. The Racial Justice Center will maintain,
as part of its mission, the support of academic and cultural activities designed to
promote and explore blackness, Latinx identity, equity, justice, and other progressive
social change initiatives on campus and within the larger African and Latinx Diasporic
The center endeavors to achieve student retention and success by creating:
A strong relationship between levels of campus comfort and retaining students of color.
Cultural-specific, multicultural and intercultural opportunities for scholarship,
research, and faculty enrichment in areas of race, culture, and ethnicity across all
Ways to improve campus race relations by generating a wealth of lectures, dialogues,
and exhibits that are useful in educating the campus community.
Programs and Services
Coming soon! The Racial Justice Center will have a robust programming model that supports
interdisciplinary research and education on the physical, social, political, historical,
cultural, and economic experiences of the Black, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander,
and other communities.
There are a number of ways to take action in support of racial justice, as well as
materials to educate yourself on racial justice and how to be actively anti-racist.
If you aren't a person of color, consider it imperative to educate yourself on how
to be actively anti-racist. Here are a few materials that will help you gain more
knowledge on racial justice issues.
Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19: For indigenous peoples whose ancestors were intentionally exposed to viruses, this
moment can also feel triggering and bring up ancestral trauma and even distrust and
disbelief. Now more than ever it is imperative to decolonize from individualism and
reconnect with ways of community care.
Anti-Racist Resources from Greater Good: In response to the killing of unarmed black people by police, this link includes
Greater Good pieces that explore our potential to reduce prejudice in society and
This is an easy way to take action. Be intentional about posting authenticated news
articles, petitions, websites, and more that help bring exposure to police brutality
and anti-black violence. Here are a few tips.
Don't be silent on social media. Speak up. Use your platform to seek justice for George
Floyd. If you are uncomfortable writing something yourself then repost someone else's
When you donate, share the link on your social channels to inspire followers.
Resharing photos or videos of protestors could get them in trouble with the law. Think
carefully before reposting any video where law enforcement could I.D. someone.
Resources for White Parents to Raise Anti-Racist Children
The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon
Human Relations Council of Santa Monica Bay Area: HRC is a partnership of community organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals
that promotes and supports a respectful and socially just community through education,
advocacy, and resolution of local conflicts and issues.