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Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee (ARACSJC)

ARACSJC - Agendas and Minutes 21/22 (Accessible to Campus Community)
ARACSJC - SharePoint Log-in for Committee Members
ARACSJC - Referrals

(Faculty members on this committee must have demonstrated experience in anti-racism, anti-colonialism,
and/or social justice work through their teaching, research, community engagement, or service activities.)
VOTING MEMBERS 21/22 SEAT (Representing)
Jason Perez Faculty At-large 21/22
Lalitha Nataraj Library 21/22
Lori Walkington CHABSS 21-23
Joely Proudfit, ARACSJC Chair Spring 2022 CHABSS 21-23 - Faculty member affilitated with a critical studies program
engaging anti-racism and social justice work
Tumay Tunur CEHHS 21-23
Nahid Majd CSTEM 21/22
Lucia Gordon Lecturer Representative 21-23
Jay Robertson-Howell SSP-AR 21-23
Elizabeth Matthews, Interim Dean, CHABSS Provost (or designee)
TBD Chief Diversity Officer (or designee)
TBD Vice President of Student Affairs (or designee)
TBD CFA Chapter President (or designee)
TBD ASI Student Member
TBD Student Representative from Student Centers

Committee Charge:  The Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee intentionally centers anti-racism and anti-colonialism in undertaking its duties and will view all issues in its scope through an intersectional lens. The Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee shall:  1) identify and address any issues related to discrimination, social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students and Faculty and shall formulate, review, and recommend policies in these areas; 2) review CSU policy and reports dealing with these issues; 3) serve as a resource and point of expertise for administration, Faculty, staff, and students regarding these issues and shall promote collaboration amongst these groups in order to support and expand efforts in these areas; and 4) identify and recommend systematic and structural changes to the academic governance process to encourage participation by historically excluded groups, including but not limited to consulting, advising, and collaborating with other Academic Senate committees as necessary or appropriate on matters pertaining to these issues. 

The Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, and Social Justice Committee will strive to operate in a way that aligns with the values that are reflected in the Committee’s duties. To this end, the Committee will periodically hold open meetings to solicit the concerns and expertise of various campus groups, in particular those that have been historically excluded.  The group will also regularly send out updates and communiques to these groups in addition to its regular business meeting minutes.