This Is Our Why: Statement from Emerge California

To the Emerge California Community, We are reaching out with a heavy heart and a deep sense of purpose. The fight for justice and equity for Black Americans must include dismantling systemic racism and eradicating anti-Black policies within the criminal justice system and beyond. The way we do this is… Read More

Statement on the Fight for Justice for Black Americans

Today and every day, Black lives are to be respected, valued, uplifted and protected. Over the weekend, we saw thousands of Americans come together and raise their voices to protest systemic racism and police brutality. Americans of every background are demanding that our elected leaders and our society do better… Read More

Black History Month Spotlight: Erica Stewart

Erica Stewart, Emerge California ’18 As the newest City Council member for San Luis Obispo, many have asked me what I think about being the first African-American woman female council person in our city.  I’m honored to be part of the nationwide wave bringing more women and more ethnic diversity… Read More