Anti-Racism Initiatives and Programs

As Sonoma State University continues to address anti-racism, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is working collaboratively across departments to provide programs and initiatives that help engage our students, staff, and faculty in dialogue about anti-racism. The aim is to help further the discussion and engagement in our community and beyond. This list is a work in progress and will be updated as new programs and initiatives are developed.

Restorative Justice Program 

Implementing a Restorative Justice Program with the goal of keeping our Sonoma State community both whole and actively engaged in learning how to correct behaviors that are harmful.

Critical Dialogue Across Differences (CDAD)

Providing a space for students – of all backgrounds – to engage on the issues of difference and identity through a new two-unit class called “Critical Dialogue Across Differences.".

SSU-Wide Common Read

Developing an SSU-Wide common reading program on topics related to anti-Blackness, social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Brave Space Virtual Forum 

A virtual forum for students, staff, and faculty to unapologetically discuss the realities of inequality and anti-Black racism, and how to address them.