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CSULB LEAD Conference

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

University Student Union, Ballrooms
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

About the LEAD Conference

The Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), EOP Student Organization (ESO), Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Student Life and Development will host the annual CSULB LEAD Conference (Leadership. Equity. Access. Development.) on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the University Student Union. This conference aims to promote leadership development and community engagement for historically underserved students and will include developmental workshops, speakers, and activities facilitated by various campus departments and community organizations.

In addition, a $250 scholarship will be awarded to one conference participant. Information about the scholarship will be provided at the event.

Conference participants will also be able to receive workshop credits as required by the Leadership Academy. Leadership Academy is a curriculum of workshops and experiences designed to cultivate leadership excellence. To learn more about the Leadership Academy, please visit the Lois J. Swanson Leadership Resource Center (LRC) in USU-314.

Featuring Community Activists

Funmilola Fagbamila

Funmilola Fagbamila

Funmilola is a scholar, activist, playwright and artist. She currently serves as a professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM), Funmilola has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. She is the current Arts and Culture director for the BLM Los Angeles Chapter

You can find out more about Funmilola Fagbamila here: https://www.funmilola.com/

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Pulido

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Pulido

A proud Cerritos resident since 1972, Mayor Pro Tem Pulido has an extensive history of local community service and professional work experience in local, state and federal government. Mayor Pro Tem Pulido was elected to the Cerritos City Council in March 2011 and has served in multiple roles including Mayor in 2014. He was re-elected to the City Council in 2015, and became Mayor Pro Tem in 2017.

Jade Phoenix

Jade Phoenix

Jade is a performer, poet, multi-media producer, and activist. She has been the featured performer/keynote speaker at multiple conferences and universities including The Queer People of Color Conference at UC Berkeley, The Ivy Queer Conference at Harvard University, and The Women’s Empowerment conference at UC Santa Barbara. Jade brings her unique perspective and lived experience of the world as a First Gen Filipinx, Trans Femme, Parent and Artists to her work and presence.

You can find out more about Jade Phoenix here: https://mxjadephoenix.com/

Diego Sepulveda

Diego Sepulveda

Diego is an advocate for LGBTQ justice, immigrant rights, worker justice, environmental justice, and college affordability and accessibility.  He has been featured on multiple news and media including ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, National Public Radio and KCET to name a few for his advocacy work. Diego currently directs the Dream Resource Center at the UCLA Labor Center.

You can find out more about Diego Sepulveda here: https://www.labor.ucla.edu/diego-sepulveda/

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LEAD Conference is FREE and open to all CSULB students.

Contact Information

For questions, please contact:

Annabelle Cariaga
Educational Opportunity Program
annabelle.cariaga@csulb.edu