CFA Heeds Calls to Action to End Racial Injustice

Many CFA members have taken part in online actions, rallies, and protests over the last several days opposing police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police.

CSU Long Beach CFA members held a protest calling on leaders to condemn racism and white supremacy and announce programs to enact systemic change (photo). The CFA rally was one of six protests in Long Beach on June 5. 

Rally co-organizer and Cal State Long Beach professor Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson told the Long Beach Press-Telegram, “I think it’s an awakening for people who maybe haven’t been in the Black community, but for the Black community, this has been their reality.”

Students for Quality Education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, organized a large rally in the Central Coast city’s downtown last week.  SQE colleagues at Chico State are calling on the City Council to spend less money on the police department and reallocate resources to community programs. The City Council is set to vote on Chico’s 2020-21 budget tonight.

CFA’s Sacramento headquarters received a makeover this weekend.  Artists Gilda Posada (UC Davis professor) and Daniel Paniagua (CSU student) created murals for the office’s street floor windows. Sol Collective curated the power project (photo).  See the artwork here.  

Later this week, CFA will be releasing its Anti-Racism and Social Justice demands to address systematic and anti-Black racism.