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Library poster graphics supporting CSUEB's annual Week of Inclusive Excellence

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Poster Title Panel - CSUEB's Annual Week of Inclusive Excellence

presented by the Cal-State East Bay [seal] Office of Diversity, Leadership, and Employee Wellness


Poster Panel 01 - Inclusiveness & MLK

Cal-State East Bay Week of Inclusive Excellence

Cal State East Bay is honored to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

This annual event recognizes how Dr. King continues to symbolize hope in the struggle for civil rights, advocacy, and humanity. His commitment to building community throughout the United States and abroad resonates with our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly during these times when our society continues to struggle with overcoming our fear of our differences. 

As a campus, we celebrate Dr. King’s life with contributions from students, staff, and faculty including an address by our President and student speeches and performances.

Image captions:

  • Dr. King leans on lectern during press conference, March 26, 1964. - Marion S. Trikosko, Public Domain
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, James Farmer.  January 18, 1964.  Public Domain
  • Dr. King meets with Malcolm X,  press conference, March 26, 1964. - Marion S. Trikosko, Public Domain
  • Site of MLK’s  “I Have A Dream” speech during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Public Domain
  • Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963. Universal Public Domain Dedication

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Poster Panel 02 - Social Justice

Cal-State East Bay Week of Inclusive Excellence

Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant - José Ángel N., author

Chicago author José Ángel Navarez reads from his book, Illegal, and then engages in conversation about his life within the shadows.  His personal narrative emphasizes how people like him are forced to live in the shadows, and to deal with, to a certain extent, the broken promises of America. He delves into the struggles, embarrassments and difficulties of what it is like to be an undocumented immigrant. 
“En Illegal . . . el lector encontrará una historia única . . . una historia feliz y amarga al mismo tiempo, porque cumplió el sueño americano—alcanzó una situación económica estable— pero ha tenido que mantenerse siempre con un perfil bajo, mirando por encima de su hombro, temeroso de perder en un instante todo aquello por lo que se ha esforzado por años . . . . ”
– Martha Bátiz, autora de De tránsito 

Street Life, Ferguson, and Today's Youth: How Our Society Marginalizes Young People And What We Can Do About It
Victor M. Rios, author, Professor at UC Santa Barbara and CSUEB Alumni

Professor Rios discusses his findings from 10 years of research in Northern and Southern California with "juvenile delinquent" and gang associated boys.  He also discusses his research with activists in Ferguson, Missouri during the height of the protest movement against police brutality.  His book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, was recently featured in The Nation as a “Must Read.”  

Image captions:

  • José Ángel Navarez  - [author] photo supplied by author
  • Cover image [Illegal] used with permission of University of Illinois Press
  • Dr. Victor M. Rios - photo and book covers [Punished and Street Life] used with permission of author 

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Poster Panel 03 - Citizen Suspect

Cal-State East Bay Week of Inclusive Excellence

Looking After Minidoka: The Japanese-American Internment - Neil Nakadate, author

Neil Nakadate discusses his multi-generation memoir, Looking After Minidoka, a gathering of history, poetry, photo images, rescued memory, and family stories that follows Japanese Americans as they enter and emerge from the World War II years, during which over 
government.  From immigration through the twentieth century Japanese American experience has reflected fundamental American 
citizenship and civil liberties, language-learning and education, property rights and voting rights, employment opportunities and 
stability, religious freedom and equality under the law.  These continue to be contested elements of American life in the twenty-first century.


Political Literacy and Muslim Youth 
Citizenship in Post 9-11 America

Dr. Arshad Ali, Assistant Professor at George Washington University

In the 15 years since the 9/11 events, the United States has escalated its state-sanctioned surveillance into the lives and activities of Muslim individuals and communities. Drawing upon five years of ethnographic research (2008 to 2013) with Muslim youth in Southern California and New York City, Dr. Arshad Ali examines the ramifications of police infiltration and monitoring of Muslim high school and 
college students. In this talk he explores how young Muslims utilize social, cultural and political literacies to understand the opportunities they have for participation in American forms of democracy and civic life.

Image captions:

  • Neil Nakadate - Image and book cover used with permission of author
  • Dr. Arshad I. Ali - [Author] Image used with permission of author

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