Messages from the President

SRJC Response to Call to Action

June 15, 2020, Santa Rosa, CA – The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement officially began in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, a man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager. In 2014, BLM evolved to a national protest against police brutality after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests and riots continued for months, yet nothing changed.

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