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Legacy Week Features Sports Justice Legend

Dr. Harry Edwards, pictured here at the 2012 EOP Graduation, will return to campus for Legacy Week, Oct. 15-18 (Christina Olivas photo).

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.

Legacy Week Features Sports Justice Legend

Legacy Week activities include a Legacy Wall comprised of original student artwork (Christina Olivas photo).

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.

Legacy Week is organized by the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, part of the Associated Students of SJSU. Learn more about Legacy Week.