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California Student Leadership Conference

October 16, 2020 - 7:00am to October 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

The California Student Engagement Collaborative (comprised of Student Affairs professionals from several UC, CSU, and CCC campuses) is sponsoring an exciting virtual conference focused on leadership, social justice, and advocacy education.   

The California Student Leadership Conference will be October 16 & 17, 2020 and registration is now open (for all UCs and sponsoring campuses).  There is no cost for UC students to attend.

The Inaugural California Student Leadership Conference is the first two-day virtual conference that gathers college students from the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and California Community College (CCC) campuses for an opportunity to collectively explore and examine critical and multi-faceted topics on campus and nationally. This gathering aims to be a catalyst of dialogue, inspiration, connection and action.  The theme “Rise Up” embodies the resilience and hope sewn in the fabric of higher education. “Rise Up” also captures the community spirit and commitment to transform and co-create solutions for the overwhelming challenges we currently face. 

We will have Alicia Garza (Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter) and Dellara Gorjian (Student Declarant, Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California) as Keynote speakers and over 35 program sessions with topics on Leadership, Social Justice, Advocacy, and much more.  Alicia is offering 600 free copies of her book “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart” to students that register, attend, and participate through the conference.   These are advance copies before the book goes on sale October 20th, 2020.

Our goal is to have 3000 students attend the conference and sponsoring campuses have tickets available.   There will be an additional 700 Open Registration tickets that will be available to all students from the UC, CSU, and CCC campuses.  Please help us spread the word to other students on your campus or other UCs about this great opportunity.

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The Caliornia Student Engagement Collaborative