President Teniente-Matson speaks of her Latin origins and how her story is a reflection of the hard work of the community combined with access to education.
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Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month at SJSU
Latinx Heritage Month, historically known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, is celebrated throughout the United States between September 15 and October 15. Several dates this month mark anniversaries of independence for Latin American countries – including Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua – which is why Latinx Heritage Month begins in mid-September. This history serves as a good reminder of the vast diversity of our Latinx community.
Announcing the inaugural Campus Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CCDEI)
I am pleased to announce the members of the inaugural Campus Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CCDEI). This committee will identify equity gaps and make recommendations to address systemic historical inequities, prioritizing equity for historically marginalized groups and issues related to improving campus climate through campus engagement, review of relevant data, reports and research.
Update on efforts to address systemic racism on campus
Sparked by heartbreak, outrage, and protests following the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in June our campus turned inward to address institutional racism in the wake of the recent attacks against Black/African American individuals in our nation. We vowed to develop actionable plans to address systemic racism on our campus in the short-term and long-term. As we approach the end of the calendar year, I would like to share some highlights about our progress.
Latest update: SJSU’s actions on systemic racism
Last month, I shared some immediate and longer-term action items for SJSU to address systemic racism. Several actions were identified, including steps we would take immediately as well as a number of longer-term efforts. I write today to report on our progress to date, particularly the actions we have undertaken these past 30 days and thoughts on the future.