WELCOME WEEK 2020: Male Success Alliance Discusses the Power of Activismcsudhbulletin September 2, 2020 0 COMMENTS
CSUDH Male Success Alliance held a virtual meeting via Zoom Wednesday to talk about activism in today’s climate. Photo courtesy of the Male Success Alliance.
By Chris Martinez, Staff Reporter
The California State University, Dominguez Hills Male Success Alliance held a virtual open house Wednesday to explain what activism is and to inform people about the power activism has on the local and national levels.
“We want to encourage everyone to bring change and one way to do that is to vote,” Vince Flowers, project coordinator of the Male Success Alliance, said. “Activism works and our college is a testament to that. Our college was founded on activism.”
The Male Success Alliance is an academics focused support program established to improve access, retention and graduation for undergraduate men of color. It is centered around “core principles of being conscious, competence and commitment,” according to the MSA’s website. The Male Success Alliance encourages and practices their values in and around the community.
The 60-minute open house, which is part of Welcome Week 2020, began with a slide show on what activism is and is not. It then moved on to a petition exercise as an example about activism can be started by anyone and have an impact on their community.
Flowers closed the meeting with furthering the message of current activism happening today such as, Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Water Rights and March for Our Lives.
The Male Success Alliance will be holding an Information session tomorrow Sept. 3 from 11 a.m.-noon and a general meeting Thursday, Sept. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more information about The Male Success Alliance go to Torolink and follow them on social media.