On behalf of the California State University and the CSU Dominguez Hills campus community, I am pleased and proud to host the CSU's first biennial Juneteenth Symposium. The Dominguez Hills campus has long been a place where issues of race, culture, historic struggle and Black excellence are topics of critical discourse and analysis. I invite all members of the CSU community, our friends in higher education and strategic community partners to join us June 15-16, 2022, as we expand upon this important discourse and set the standard for future symposia.
Together, we celebrate Juneteenth – and the Black community's delayed but ultimate freedom from slavery. But if our grand event is to have real meaning, I encourage all of us to translate our inspiration into action and collectively:
An authentic Juneteenth recognition and celebration of Black excellence demand this level of intentionality, and we are poised and ready to deliver on that promise. Join us!
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D., PresidentCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills