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Professor Kenjus Watson, Class of 2007- Full Interview Part II

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Professor Kenjus Watson reflects on his experiences as a student activist at Occidental. He speaks on the campus climate in relation to diversity, mentioning both the role of students and administration.
Part II of II

Jesús Salvador Treviño -- Full Interview

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Jesús Salvador Treviño (Class of 1968) talks about his time at Occidental College in relation to diversity and equity during the late 1960s. In particular he speaks on student organizing, transforming his identity and racial consciousness, and campus…

Full Interview with Professor Martha Matsuoka

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Professor Martha Matsuoka is a 1983 Oxy alum. Entering Oxy the same year as President Obama and going to school during the apartheid in South Africa as well as the United States' engagement with Latin America, the 1980s was full of events. Professor…

Professor Arthe Anthony - Full Interview

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Professor Arthe Anthony, formerly the chair of the American Studies Department at Occidental College, speaks about her personal experiences at the college dealing with racism and how she fought back to promote diversity and equity on campus.

Professor Arthe Anthony Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Arthe Anthony discusses her experience in creating and organizing the Ad Hoc Committee, which fought for more diversity in Occidental College's faculty, in the 1980s.

Professor Kenjus Watson, Class of 2007- Full Interview Part I

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Professor Kenjus Watson reflects on his experiences as a student activist at Occidental. He speaks on the campus climate in relation to diversity, mentioning both the role of students and administration.
Part I of II

Professor Matsuoka Interview (excerpt)

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Professor Matsuoka shares her experience as a student in the 1980s with the cultural theme housing at Oxy and how important they were to many of the students of color on campus. She also shares the story of earning her first A on a paper on a topic…

Kenjus Watson '07 speaks on diversity and the student body

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In this excerpt (00:06:00-00:07:58 of the original) Kenjus Watson, class of 2007, speaks of his perspective on the diversity on campus when he was a student. He notes how he thought there was more socioeconomic diversity when he was a student than…

"Oxy marches to honor King" - January 14, 1986

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1986 marks the first year of an observed, official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Black Student Alliance and the Reconciliation Team of the Protestant Christian Community joined together to develop the commemoration and march for King's honor. The…

"On More Mumia"- April 20, 2001, page 15, Occidental Weekly

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An opinion's piece supporting Mumia's as graduation speaker for the class of 2001. The author, believing Mumia's presence on campus would exemplify Oxy's mission statement continues to question the schools commitment to diversity.