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On June 3, 2020, Active Minds at SJDC collaborated with other campus groups to host a meeting to listen and process the reality of racism in America today.


We stand united as faculty, staff, administration, students, trustees, and community members to denounce racism and oppression.

We are grateful for campus police who worked with student leadership to facilitate an on-campus event for healing. This is not an us versus them situation. We are all more alike than we are different. 


Please get involved in the fight against injustice.

Ongoing discussions are being facilitated at SJDC by a number of groups including the Dreamer's Success Center, Pride, EPIC, LREA and Active Minds.


Active Steps 

1. Have conversations: Listen, reflect with black friends, family, colleagues, and community. 

2. Educate yourself: read and understand the concepts of anti-racism through articles, podcasts, books and more. 

Suggested reading list: bell hooks Institute, 

  • How to Be an Antiracist/Ibram X. Kendi/2019 

  • White Fragility/Robin J. Diangelo/June 26, 2018

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race/Beverley Daniel Tatum/2017 

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race/Renni Eddo-Lodge/2017

  • Between the World and Me/Ta-Nehisi Coates/2015

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness/Michelle Alexander/2010

  • Black Feminist Thought/Patricia Hill Collins/2000

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/Maya Angelou/1969

  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More/Janet Mock/2014

  • Sister Outsider/Audrey Lord/1984

  • So You Want to Talk About Race/Ijeoma Oluo/2018

The Bluest Eye/Toni Morrison/1970

Twenty-Six Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Street: The information on this site is designed to celebrate all ways that your community can engage in liberation:


Teaching Tolerance Project’s mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy…and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.


CNBC Article: How to be a better ally for your black coworkers:


“WE KEEP US SAFE”: Virtual gatherings for kids and their parents and caretakers during the uprising for Black lives:


 Recordnet Article: Latest protest brings ‘joy’ to some that Stockton is waking up to injustice By Joe Goldeen:


Social Justice In the Central Valley Talks that were held at Stanislaus State last year:

Black Mental Wellness: An online resource started by four black women psychologists with the mission "to provide access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.

Crisis Text Line offers free, confidential crisis counseling (text SHARE to 741741), and is focusing on current events.

Campus Resources:

Roy Desmangles

AFFIRM Counselor / Professor / Coordinator

(209) 954-5151, ext: 6148

Angela Williams

Success Coach / Resource Specialist

Evan Wade


(209) 954-5151, ext: 5158

The Dreamers Success Center is still available via email. Please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The Delta Counseling Department is also continuing to offer services online/remotely:

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Professor/Counselor Heather Bradford is coordinating this new weekly healing circle and you are invited. It will begin Saturday June 13, 2020 via Zoom at 10:00am and go until 11:30.


Kimberly Warmsley, LCSW will facilitate the healing circle and provide a safe space for students to find healing and support.

Meeting ID: 8748875773

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