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Long Beach State University’s Sistahs-On-Campus Celebrates Women’s History Month
By Sentinel News Service
Published March 15, 2018

(L-R) Keya Allen, Associate Executive Director, Associated Students, Inc., CSUF; Jo Ann Harris Administrative Support Coordinator, Equity and Diversity; Valerie Bordeaux, Director, University Outreach & School Relations – Emeriti Director, Presidents Scholars Program – Emerti; Carol Brown-Elston, Interim Director/Associate Director, Career Development Center (2013-2015); Duan Jackson, Executive Director, University Academic Advising; Dorisula “DeeDee” Green, Administration and Business Manager, College of Engineering; Naomi Rainey-Pierson, President, Long Beach Chapter, NAACP; Michele Scott, Director, TRIO Educational Opportunity Center and (Single honoree in front of her quote and photo) Dr. Carmen Taylor, Vice President, Division of Student Affairs.

When Long Beach State University’s Sistahs-On-Campus opened its recent art exhibit, “Nevertheless she persisted…,” the group celebrated the consecutive Black History and Women’s History months by spotlighting African-American women’s contributions to the campus and community.

The “Nevertheless she persisted…” exhibit featured photographic portraits and the inspirational quotes of honorees nominated by SOC for contributions to the campus in a variety of areas, including the community and athletics.

Dr. Carmen Taylor, Vice President, Division of Student Affairs, single honoree in front of her quote and photo.

“The individuals featured in the exhibit were selected from a long list of women who have made contributions to the campus, and we’re excited to have been able to put on such an amazing event that celebrates both Black History and Women’s History months,” communications coordinator/career advisor Terri Armstrong said. “Sistahs-On-Campus plans to make the exhibit an ongoing event so that all of those women – some well-known, some unknown, some in memoriam and some currently on campus – can be recognized for their contributions.”

According to Armstrong, the 100-person-strong group was established in 2016 to create a network of support and empowerment for Long Beach State University staff who identify within the spectrum of the African diaspora.

“The group’s goals are simply to connect with new and current staff on campus and to share information on campus happenings and upcoming events,” she said. “We hope that our efforts help foster a welcoming climate for staff of color.”

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