Protesting against Racism


Racial Equity & Social Justice Town Hall Series

All ELAC students and employees are invited to attend our monthly town hall anti-racism series to build an anti-racist culture at ELAC. The purpose of these monthly anti-racism town halls is to provide an ongoing forum whereby members of the ELAC community can learn about anti-racism work across the campus and community.


Spring 2021

Dr. Melina Abdullah

TopicAcademic and Civil Leader

When: 2/15/22, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Dolores Huerta

Topic: Pursuing Social Justice and Civil Rights for More than 50 Years

When: 3/18/22, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Commissioner Ricardo Lara

Topic: Championing Educational Equity, Civil Rights, and Social Justice for LGBTQ+

When: 4/26/22, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Register: Commissioner Lara RSVP

Jully Lee and Howard Ho

Topic: Cold Tofu: The First Asian American Comedy-Improv Group

When: 5/12/22, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

When: Cold Tofu RSVP






Previous Events


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Town Hall Videos


Father Greg Boyle

Topic: The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Topic: Factors Influencing the Academic Success Among Students of Color in Stem

Pat Harvey

Topic: Transforming Lives Through Healing, Equity and Social Justice

Dr. Cornell West and Rick Najera

TopicMen of Color in Higher Education: Developing Models and Practices for Success in Community College

Guest Speaker: Dr. Luke Wood 

Topic: How to Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur

Guest Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis

Topic: Town Hall on Racial Equity and Social Justice with Dr. Angela Davis

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Mendez

Topic: Fighting for Racial Equity and Social Justice Mendez v Westminster School District (1947) Desegregation Case

Guest Speaker: Patrisse Cullors

Topic: When they Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Dialogue

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Daniel Solorzano

Topic: Racial Microaggressions: Using Critical Race Theory to Respond to Everyday Racism

Presentation Slides