California University Students ‘RISE UP’ for Virtual Conference

October 08, 2020

RISE UP! Student Conference Oct. 16 and 17
Students from California’s higher education systems will have an opportunity to take part in the first ever virtual two-day “Rise Up! Inaugural California Student Leadership Conference.”

This event will take place Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 via the online conference platform Whova. The registration deadline is Oct. 13. To register, please visit the California Student Leadership Conference registration site.

This conference will bring together students from the California State University, University of California and California Community College systems to connect, inspire and explore the multi-faceted topics that are present on campuses and nationally. Students will transform and co-create solutions to challenges that have surfaced during this time of the pandemic, social injustices and the California fires.

Alicia Garza and Dellara Gorjian will be keynote speakers.

Alicia Garza of UC San Diego is the co-creator of Black Lives Matter and founder of Black Futures Lab, an organization that designs new ways to build Black political power in cities and states. Her writing has been published in TIME Magazine, Mic, Marie Claire, The Guardian, Essence magazine and The New York Times.

Dellara Gorjian of Cal State Long Beach and UCLA is a key activist who played a prominent role in the Supreme Court case Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. She wrote a declaration to bring attention to the importance of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

For more information about the conference, visit the California Student Leadership Conference website.