| CSUMB students distribute
a meal box to a resident in the labor camp.
Readings for Diversity and
Social Justice edited by Adams, Maurianne
et al., is an anthology on Racism, Antisemitism,
Sexism, Heterosexism, Ableism, and Classism. "This
anthology stresses critical thinking while providing
vivid portraits of the meaning of diversity and
the realities of oppression." The activities
provided are designed to challenge the reader
to take action and to affirm diversity and social
In celebration of
Dr. Seuss’s 100th birthday, several members
of the CSU Los Angeles university community playfully
wore the memorable red-and-white striped stove-pipe
hats and read to over 250 grade school students.
The volunteers shared the joy of reading with
youth by engaging them in read alouds and educational
games. Each year the Educational Participation
in Communities (EPIC) program, coordinates this
Across America event, as part of its America
Reads Program, to get youth excited about reading.
| Vicente A. McIntosh
from CSULA reads to a group of students at the Ann
Street Elementary school.
Two CSU presidents - Dick Rush
from CSU Channel Islands and Rollin Richmond from
Humboldt State University - have recently joined
California Campus Compact's board.
CSU Celebrates 4th Annual Cesar
Cesar Chavez once said “The end of all education
should surely be service to others.” The CSU continues
to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s values by planning
a variety of service-learning activities.
- CSU Monterey Bay student leaders coordinated a food
and clothing drive for 60 farm workers and their families.
Chicken and other fresh food were also purchased with
the assistance of dorm students who donated $1,750
from their meal plans. After spending time with families
at the labor camps, students learned about current
working conditions of farm workers and the efforts
of Cesar Chavez.
- Thirty-seven Bridging
Borders AmeriCorps members from San Jose State
University joined forces with 88 other AmeriCorps
members for a day of neighborhood cleanup in the Mayfair
community. After the service day, Nora Campus, a city
councilmember, and Lydia Chavez Medina, Cesar Chavez’s
niece, spoke about the importance of service and its
connection to Cesar Chavez’s life.
Engagement Project highlights CSU Courses
Through the Political
Engagement Project (PEP), key leaders at the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning,
are studying a collection of academic courses and programs
that represent creative approaches to undergraduate
political education. The study documents the goals of
the participating courses and programs, students’
perspectives, and the impact of these experiences. Three
courses that are taught by faculty from CSU Los Angeles,
CSU Monterey Bay and San Francisco State University
are highlighted. To see the examples, you will need
to scroll down the website.
is exchanged for Meaningful Spring Break Experiences
A growing number of students are shirking off sleeping-in
late during spring break and instead are enthusiastically
participating in Alternative Spring Break activities.
Students value these short-term service experiences
because of their intensity, peer camaraderie, and educational
- San Diego State University students traveled abroad
to South Africa to learn about African culture, the
history and impact of apartheid and AIDS, and to contribute
to the development of a center for abused and neglected
- SFSU Students in a recreation service-learning course
carefully coordinated four service days during Spring
Break that ranged from doing crafts with acute
hospital patients to talking with the elderly.
- CSU San Marcos students spent their break
in San Francisco preparing food, including 2,800 sandwiches
in one day, and serving it to homeless people at a
shelter in the Tenderloin district.