In June, 2020, in the wake of a series of unlawful killings of Black men and women and the desire to address systemic racism and societal injustice through positive action, Law School Dean Eric Christiansen invited Professor Jyoti Nanda to chair a Race & Justice Task Force. The moment felt urgent. Over the next three months, a team of dedicated students, staff, and faculty from the Law School met several times a month and generated a structure and plans. Early in August, due to increasing interest from members of the broader university community, the Race & Justice Task Force (RJTF) expanded to include students, staff, and faculty from all undergraduate and graduate programs at GGU.
Since then, our ideas continue to evolve, and our membership continues to grow. But our mission remains: "Together we will listen, educate, provide support, and create space across all platforms within the GGU community to ensure lasting systemic and structural change that fosters an environment of racial and economic equality and opportunities for advancement."
Submissions from 2021
Spring 2021 Race & Justice Task Force Campus Read - Just Mercy, Golden Gate University School of Law
Submissions from 2020
Fall 2020 Race & Justice Task Force Campus Read - Nickel Boys, Golden Gate University School of Law