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College of San Mateo’s Ethnic Studies department is hosting a film series from April 15 to April 17, 2024, exploring the themes of Climate Change and Food Justice. The series will feature film screenings, keynote speakers, and discussion panels, offering a unique opportunity for the community to engage with these critical issues.

High school students of all sexualities and gender identities from across the county were welcomed to the dance at the College of San Mateo’s College Center. As of the Thursday before, more than 250 students had registered.

The Center for Equity, Leadership, & Community will be the new home of the Promise Scholars Program, Student Life & Leadership, SparkPoint and its food pantry, Mana, Umoja, Puente, the Honors Project, and Project Change.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.

DIAG makes funds available to support and encourage events, activities and other endeavors that promote, educate, celebrate and integrate diversity on a campus-wide level. Apply now!

CSM Undocu-Week closes with a keynote and poetry reading by the Afro-Indigenous poet, activist, scholar and artist Alan Pelaez Lopez.

ESL faculty members Evan Kaiser and Todd Windisch will be conducting weekly equity office hours for colleagues from Oct 1 through November 26.

CSM presents “The New Winds”, an exhibition of contemporary Iranian graphic design. The show features posters by 44 select practitioners, who are known for their cutting-edge work inspired by traditional Persian and Arabic calligraphy, art, and Islamic patterns.

CSM Ethnic Studies Professor David Palaita joins Robert Handa on Asian Pacific America to discus the development and growth of Pacific Islander courses at CSM and City College of San Francisco.

On Friday, February 20th, a special and long overdue award ceremony was held at CSM’s Hall of Fame Plaza to honor the late Kosei Kato, who was a CSM student in 1946–1947.