Justice for Josiah
David Josiah Lawson was a 19-year-old sophomore at Humboldt State University when he was killed at a party near campus in the rural, mostly white community of Arcata on April 15, 2017.
Lawson was an intelligent, vibrant, and charismatic student who had been recruited to Humboldt during a college fair at his high school in a Southern California. His death rocked the campus community and a coalition of family, students, faculty, and advocates have been protesting and rallying for resolution, but to date, Lawson’s murder remains unsolved.
The California Faculty Association is helping amplify that message, calling for the CSU Board of Trustees to use its leverage to help solve the crime and improve safety for all students, especially students of color at Humboldt and on all 23 CSU campuses.