Social Justice Leaders

In August, we host our Annual Logger Diversity Summit as part of our student leader training this fall coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs. The goal of the summit is to assist our student leaders in  their understanding of multiculturalism on campus and support the creation of a more inclusive living-learning environment among their peers. Throughout the day, participants will learn about the structural composition and climate for diversity on campus, deconstruct dynamics of privilege, and explore their own personal identities in preparation for their roles to help other students in their campus transitions.

As part of the program, we highlight individuals that have made significant contributions to issues of equity and justice.  We invite you to browse this page to learn the stories of important advocates and reflect upon their many contributions.  Please browse the library collections for further information.

Click or tap on the social justice box below for additional resources including a film produced by Dexter Gordon’s Diversity & the Media class:

Social Justice Resources

A photograph of Jane Addams
 A photograph of Florence Kelley  
A photograph of W.E.B. Du Bois
 A photograph of Upton Sinclair  A photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt  A photograph of Bayard Rustin  A photograph of Gloria Steinem  A photograph of Martin Luther King


Touch or mouse over a social justice leader to learn about their history.

"Grace Lee Boggs 2012" by Kyle McDonald - Flickr: IMG_8554. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -


Yuri Kochiyama

A photograph of Sylvia Rae Rivera


Farhana Khera

"NLN Rosa Clemente" by Thomas Good - Next Left Notes (Photo Credit: Thomas Good / NLN). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -


A photograph of Malcolm X



James Rucker

 A photograph of Gloria Anzaldua


A picture of Cesar Chavez


"Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk crop" by Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk.jpg: Daniel Nicolettaderivative work: Hekerui (talk) - Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk.jpg. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons -



Saul Alinsky


A picture of Rachel Carson


"Angela-Davis-Mar-28-2006" by Nick Wiebe - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons -