News Tagged as DEI

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President Ed Feasel: A Message About the Chauvin Trial Verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Dear Soka Community, The Chauvin trial has just ended with former Police Officer Derek Chauvin having been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Just as the prosecution stated at the beginning

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President Ed Feasel Releases Message on Daunte Wright to Campus Community

Apr 13, 2021

SUA President Ed Feasel expressed deep sadness and horror to “the senseless killing” of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis. On April 12, he wrote in an email to the SUA community: “Once again, a young black

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President's Message on Recent Hate Crimes

Mar 19, 2021

Dear Soka Community, I am sure we are all saddened by the recent string of hate crimes in the US directed at Asian Americans, including the shootings this week in Atlanta. Such incidents show the base

Hortense Spillers and Andrew Young via Zoom

Andrew Young and Hortense Spillers Speak to Universities’ Role in Building on MLK’s Legacy

Feb 18, 2021

About three hundred friends and members of the Soka community came together virtually on January 22 for “Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.—A Conversation,” the first event co-sponsored by SUA’s newly

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Soka’s Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights Begins Fulfilling Its Mission

Feb 18, 2021

Announced last summer, Soka University’s Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Human Rights has begun fulfilling its mission to “provide space and resources for students and faculty of Soka University of

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Soka Announces Search for Black Studies Professor

Jan 15, 2021

Soka University of America has announced a search to appoint a professor in Black Studies. The senior-level position will help in the effort to create a new program in Race and Ethnic Studies. “The

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Soka Is Inaugural Member of Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

Nov 12, 2020

Soka University has joined a consortium of more than 50 colleges and universities forming the new Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance to share strategies and resources to further

Ed Feasel

A Message to the Community From President Edward M. Feasel

Jul 31, 2020

Dear Soka Community, May 3, 2021, will mark the 20th Annivers​ary of the Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo campus. This August, we will be launching our year-long 20th anniversary project under

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Activist, Author Bryan Stevenson on Building a More Just, Merciful World

Feb 28, 2018

Inspiring social justice attorney, activist, and author Bryan Stevenson ignited passions to an audience of 900 during the Critical Conversations @ Soka event at the Performing Arts Center this month