Dr. Harry Edwards, ’64 Sociology, will be the keynote speaker at the Legacy Week Noontime Rally Oct. 16 at the Smith Carlos Sculpture.
Edwards was a mentor to Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who were San Jose State students when they took a stand for human rights at the 1968 Olympics, a moment immortalized by the sculpture.
Much is said about SJSU’s engineering and business colleges powering Silicon Valley. However, SJSU also prepares students to take a critical look at the world around them, engage in meaningful dialogue, and work toward finding solutions to complex issues.
Beginning Oct. 15, Legacy Week shines a spotlight on the leading role Spartans play in social justice.
Other activities include: a Legacy Wall comprised of original student artwork; the premiere of a new film series, “Celebrity Legacy Tour: Walking the Campus with Distinguished Alums”; a Legacy Tour, with stops at campus landmarks that symbolize SJSU’s social justice history; and a Legacy Brunch with alumni leaders.