Beyond the Chalk: Guest Lecture Series

The Beyond the Chalk Guest Lecture Series provides the opportunity for faculty, staff and students to submit proposals requesting funds to bring social justice focused speakers to Cal State East Bay. This is a great opportunity to expand co-curricular programs and to further enhance the university's mission by creating culturally relevant learning opportunities for our students. 

Our Mission

The Beyond the Chalk Guest Lecture Series sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Student Center, is rooted in educating the CSU East Bay community on issues of social justice and activism. The yearlong series reflects the diverse student body of Cal State East Bay, promotes social consciousness, and a deeper understanding of the complex issues in our society as they relate to marginalized communities.

More Information

  • Folks are allowed to submit more than one proposal and multiple proposals may be funded.
  • Average award for proposed lectures will not exceed $3,000.
  • Guest lectures may be tied directly to a class, but must take place in a larger programming space and open to the greater campus community (i.e. MPR, UU 102 etc)
We are currently accepting proposals for both Fall and Spring semesters.  All proposals must be submitted the deadline to allow time for committee review. The review period will be dependant on the number of proposals received.
Proposals will be accepted until October 14th. 
Jessika Murphy (chair)- Diversity & Inclusion Student Center
Amy Below- Assistant Professor, Political Science
Danvy Le- Assistant Professor, Political Science
Kenrick Ali- University Unions
Luis Ledesma- Student Scholar 
Randyl Pamphlet- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Victoria Morris Ph.D- Human Resources 

Only current Students, Staff, and Faculty may submit a proposal. You will receive a confirmation notification upon completing the form. This confirmation does not mean your proposal has been approved. Proposals will only be reviewed after the submission window closes. You must be signed into your Cal State East Bay Email account in order to complete the form. If you are experiencing any technical issues please contact us at (510) 885 - 7069.