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Educate Yourself on Topics Relevant to the Black Community at “Yesterday’s Struggles in Today’s Times: A Juneteenth Program”

June 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Northridge — The University Student Union, Chief Diversity Office, University Counseling Services and Department of Africana Studies invites the CSUN community to engage in a dynamic discussion surrounding the long lasting systemic racism against the Black community and the importance of anti-racist work in academic institutions during, Yesterday’s Struggles in Today’s Times: A Juneteenth Program, a virtual two-part program featuring Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X. On Tuesday, June 15, and Wednesday, June 16, you are invited to participate in this series of programs that will each discuss the relevance of Juneteenth today while also connecting it back to how we can build an anti-racist future. Join us via Zoom to actively listen and take part in some powerful conversations with your fellow Matadors.

“It is crucial that we address these issues and topics affecting the Black community so that our fellow Matadors are better informed and educated,” said Ayan Jama, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator. “Come and see the compelling conversations that will come out of this program.”

Yesterday’s Struggles in Today’s Times: A Juneteenth Program will give attendees the opportunity to listen to Black voices, perspectives and experiences. You along with other Matadors will look deep into Black liberation, and the continued racism against the Black community. In addition, the program will also call for a future that establishes an anti-racist institution, an anti-racist curriculum and policies that recognize Black freedom fighters, abolitionists and Black history. Be sure to register on the USU calendar page and take the initiative of educating yourself on these essential topics.

Join us for Yesterday’s Struggles in Today’s Times: A Juneteenth Program and participate in these important conversations. This program is proudly funded by the CSUN Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant. For more information, please visit csun.edu/usu.

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