VIDEO: City College’s social justice conference kicks off this week

The event aims to inspire collaborations that influence change


President Ricky Shabazz speaks at the Fifth Annual Annual Social Justice Conference in 2019. San Diego City College Flickr

Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist

San Diego City College’s 7th annual Social Justice and Education conference officially begins tomorrow with opening remarks from City president Ricky Shabazz, City counselor and UMOJA program coordinator Erin Charlens, and Kumeyaay tribal councilman and educator Stan Rodriguez.  

The opening event also includes a keynote from civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, whose recent book, “We Are Not Here To Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance,” inspired the conference’s theme.

The annual event is meant to bring students, faculty and community members together to both raise awareness about social justice issues and to “foster actions that bring about meaningful social transformation,” according to the event’s website.

The two-day online conference features sessions covering a wide range of topics from the enduring legacy of the Haitian revolution to ethnic studies and the Palestinian struggle for freedom to art and social justice.

For the full schedule and links to Zoom events, visit this webpage.