"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionist, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me."
~ Martin Niemoller

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
~ Mahatma Ghandi

 Multiculturalism—A Working Definition

Multiculturalism at CI means respectfully coexisting with people of different abilities, identities, and/or practices (including ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, national, and/or (non)religious) in an environment of intellectual curiosity, self-reflection, and civic engagement.

Mission

The mission of the CME is to create and sustain a campus climate in and out of the classroom that values and promotes all forms of diversity.  The center challenges students, staff, and faculty to commit to diversity as a source of renewal and vitality that empowers them to change the culture and the world through civic action.

Vision

The CI community is one in which every member intentionally acknowledges, values, and engages diversity in a pluralistic environment of mutually respectful intellectual curiosity and freedom.

Value

The CME promotes working toward a just, pluralistic society to end all forms of oppression so that all people engage with mutually egalitarian respect.

CI Learning Environment

In light of recent incidents of harassment and aggression reported at CI and beyond (1), we reaffirm our commitment to creating a learning environment in which students engage in informed discourse and express a diversity of opinions freely and in a civil manner while representing all individuals, particularly their sense of safety. We also endorse President Beck's admonition to the campus community on November 9, 2016: "At CI, we embrace the fundamental values of equity and inclusion and commit to diversity as a course of renewal, vitality and strength. Our work is critical to the future of our country as we continue to serve a diverse, multicultural, [and international] student body." 

Everyone on the CI campus must adhere to the standards of our community; faculty are stewards of these standards in the classroom. Anyone failing to adhere to these standards in the classroom may be asked to leave. Students, faculty, or staff experiencing behavior on campus that fails to adhere to community standards should report it to the CARE Team and/ or the Title IX and Inclusion Office, or the University Police (Public Safety).

(1) Washington PostLA TimesNew York Times

 

Resources

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA0, the largest immigrant rights organization based in California, is pleased to announce the availability of "America; I Too", the second short film in their "Know Your Rights" series starring Academy Award nominee, Barkhad Abdi. Know Your Rights Short Film
 
 
  • For the month of September, the Law office of Vanessa Frank will be providing FREE DACA Renewals to all Ventura County residents who qualify. An anonymous donor has stepped forward and will cover the $495 filing fee. The Law Office of Vanessa Frank  will do the work pro bono. For more information, please visit her   Facebook Page
  • Another great resource is United We Dream : click on Top 5 Things to Know about Trump's announcement to End DACA for some good general information 
 Information provided by Martha Zavala Perez, Coordinator of Underrepresented Student Initiatives: Phone (805) 437-3667 email at martha.zavala@csuci.edu

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