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.
"8 Minutes and 46 Seconds" Ted Talk
Creating an “8 Minutes and 46 Seconds” TED Talk-style series that will feature Sonoma State faculty, staff, students, and community members engaging in dialogue about anti-Blackness, social justice, diversity, and inclusion for exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
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.