CCSF Events:



Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Islamophobia in 2017: What Can We Do?
Who: Amer Ahmed, EdD., Director of Intercultural Teaching, UMASS Amherst, Acclaimed Diversity Scholar
Where: Lower Level Student Union, Ocean Campus
Please join this educational opportunity and essential conversation, directly relevant to current events, our students and our communities.
It is more important than ever that we confront Islamophobia by dispelling myths, correcting misinformation, taking action and connecting current struggles with historical struggles for justice and equity.
RSVP to Tracy Burt ( for a group or to request flyers.


Thursday, February 9, 6:30–8pm with dinner MUB 140 
Join POLS45 and the Critical Middle East, South West Asia and North Africa Spring 2017 Speaker Series for a special evening with 
Naima Shalhoub on ''Borderlands, Embodiment, and Music'' 
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., SF 94112
Free and open to the public ADA accessible
For questions contact IDST at 415-452-5343 

Naima Shalhoub is a Lebanese American educator, vocalist, composer and performing artist. After receiving her MA in Postcolonial and Cultural Anthropology in 2008, she turned her focus to music and performance in the Bay Area. Shalhoub performs in renowned venues and conferences, teaches in Universities, facilitates music sessions in Jails, Prisons and Juvenile Halls, including through the 5 Keys Program in San Francisco and is a Restorative Justice Coordinator with an Oakland public school.

At present, her work focuses on the concept of borderlands as a social construction and how bodies, memory, identity, narratives are affected by this. In addition to this work, she is currently working on a larger project called "Borderlands" that speaks to these intersections through music and song as vessels for expression and freedom.


Thursday, February 2:
The Movement for Black Lives at CCSF:
Implications of the BLM Movement for Education
12:30-2pm Diego Rivera Theater, Ocean Campus

Charlene Carruthers will discuss the role of student activism in supporting educational engagement, interconnections of diverse struggles for social justice and implications of the Black Lives Matter movement for education. 

- Space is limited! Please contact Tracy Burt ( to RSVP for a group.

More about Charlene:

Sponsors: Multicultural Infusion Project, Diversity Committee, African American Studies Department, Students Making a Change (SMAC), Office of Student Equity

*Persons requiring accommodation, please contact DSP&S at 452-5481. Please give at least 72 hours notice.


October/November 2017 


Mo Equity Mo Money: Student Equity Professional Development Workshops

We want to take this time to introduce our Equity Team and help departments and programs prepare as you begin writing proposals for your Program Review Annual Plans.  We will provide participants with an opportunity to learn and engage in student equity initiatives to support our efforts in reducing opportunity gaps and improving student success outcomes at City College of San Francisco.

The workshop will be offered on:
Thurs, Oct. 26, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. MUB 330
Wed, Nov. 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. MUB 230
Mon, Nov. 6, 2017 from 12 - 2 p.m. Mission Center, Rm 109

Please RSVP to attend an equity workshop. 


Tutoring & Mentoring: Student Equity Professional Development Workshops

A great opportunity for new, continuing and prospective Tutors/Mentors. 

One of the key strategies identified in the Student Equity Plan to closing the Achievement Gap at CCSF is Tutoring and Mentoring!

Join us as we discuss the different Tutoring and Mentoring models, best practices, Student Equity requirements, and lessons learned from your colleagues at CCSF.

Workshops facilitators will include: Lizzie Brock, English Instructor & Embedded Tutoring Program Coordinator; Dawn Mokuau, LAC Tutorial Services/Student Equity; Mitra Sapienza, English Faculty, English Accelerated Learning Pedagogy (ALP) Coordinator, & Student Equity Program Coordinator.

The workshop will be offered on:

  • Thurs, Nov. 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, MUB 251
  • Fri, Nov. 17 from 11 am - 1 pm, MUB 261

Please RSVP to attend an equity tutor/mentor workshop. 




Student Equity Forums:

Mission Center: Tuesday, November 8, 11-12:30 Auditorium, Room 109

Downtown Center: Wednesday, November 9, 12:30-2pm, Room 821

Chinatown Center: Thursday, November 10, 1-2:30pm Room 402

Evans Center: Tuesday, November 15, 4-5:30, Room 227A

Main Campus: Friday, November 18, 12-1:30pm, MUB 251

Promotional Flyer

October 20:

Thursday, October 20:
12:30–2pm Rosenberg Library Room 304
Office of Student Equity, Critical Middle Studies/SWANA, IDST, and Women's Studies invite you to Etty,  a touring one-woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, adapted and performed by Susan Stein. After the play, Middle East Studies instructors will co-facilitate a discussion with the audience, focusing on the current crisis for Syrian refugees.

October 11:

Living Room: A Day with Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Sangodare Julia Roxanne Wallace.
This day-long professional development event is open to faculty, staff, students, and administrators.

Download the PDF for details.


Regional Events:



March 1-3, 2017
10 th  Annual African American Male Summit
Building Our Legacy: Education. Transformation. Liberation.
Westin LAX - Los Angeles

March 17-18, 2017
Instructional Design and Innovation Institute
San Jose, CA
This institute will focus on strategies to improve student success and build more effective college programs for all faculty as the audience. 


April 30–May 2: Othering and Belonging Conference:
Oakland, California


Summer Equity Summit                                                                                    

July 27, 2017
San Francisco State University, Library Annex                                 
N. State Drive @ Lake Merced Blvd.  


This fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching a free  online "public course" titled BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success. 

This "public course" is presented in the form of a free eight-part webinar series that is open virtually (via livestream) to anyone who would like to participate. These sessions will occur between 4:30pm to 5:30pm Pacific Time, unless otherwise specified, beginning October 23, 2017 to December 11, 2017. During this hour, you may expect opening commentary from J. Luke Wood as well as guest lectures, speeches, and interviews with key leaders in the field.  

 To register, please go to:

 Thank you for being an advocate for our boys and men of color - #blackmindsmatter



September 30: Introductory Reading Apprenticeship Workshop for ESL Instructors hosted by Sierra College:

This introductory RA event will focus specifically on using RA in ESL classes. 

September 30: Introduction to Habits of Mind at Sacramento City College:
Join us to learn more about key Habits of Mind that students need to succeed. We'll explore the ways these Habits support a student’s sense of direction, focus, engagement and connection.  Collaborate with others to develop practices that build these Habits and show students that they are valued, supported and cared about. 

In addition, please save the date for two Equity Book Talks hosted by College of Marin on October 13 and December 8. 

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2017 Conferences:

National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)
May 30-June 3, 2017
Fort Worth, Texas

Equity 2017: Elevating Equity For Social Mobility
September 7-8, 2017                                                               
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport 

222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764

2017 Strengthening Student Success Conference
October 11-13, 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Keeping the Dream Alive Conference
November 13, 2017
Sacramento State University

United Collegiate Women’s Leadership Conference                                                                                                                                                        November 17-18, 2017
Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015  

2017 JSPAC Fall Conference: Achieving Equity and Access through CTE
November 30 - December 2, 2017
Sacramento, California


2016 Conferences:

Strengthening Student Success Conference
October 5-7, 2016
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove, CA

National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA) 2016 Conference
October 11-13, 2016
San Diego, California

2016 JSPAC Fall Conference: Pathways to Equity
November 30 - December 2, 2016
Sacramento, California