Green and Gold Speaker Series

The Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with multiple units, departments, and programs on campus, is coordinating the Green and Gold Speaker Series. This series features intersectional scholars, artists, writers, and thought leaders whose work resonates with a number of communities across the campus and who offer valuable and unique contributions to the University’s programming and intellectual landscape. The Green and Gold Speaker Series takes its name from the University’s colors because the series reflects the sentiments expressed in our campus Statement of Diversity and Inclusion, and our shared commitment to “create an atmosphere in which diversity can flourish based on principles of social consciousness, awareness, support, and respect for all.”


Dr. Bettina Love
February 18, 2019

Dr. Bettina L. Love will speak at Sacramento State on February 18, 2019 at 3pm in the University Union as part of Black History Month and the latest offering in the Green and Gold Speaker Series. Dr. Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice.

Dr. Love is the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE. In 2016, she was named the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Dr. Love is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the area of Hip Hop education and is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including: antiblackness in schools, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion.

She is the author of We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the English Journal, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and Journal of LGBT Youth. In 2017, Dr. Love edited a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies focused on the identities, gender performances, and pedagogical practices of Black and Brown lesbian educators.

Dr. Love’s visit is part of a CSU-UC collaboration. She will be speaking at Sac State on Monday the 18 th and providing the keynote at the UC Davis Equity Summit the next day. The event at Sac State on the 18 th is free, but space is limited and a ticket will be required for entry.


Dr. Miguel Gallardo
September 22, 2017


Dr. AD Carson
February 12, 2018


Gabby Rivera
April 19, 2018

Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza
September 18, 2018