Statement of Solidarity - SRJC Petaluma

June 4, 2020

SRJC Petaluma recognized the challenges faced by minoritized colleagues and students and created the first Intercultural Center at SRJC.

It is not enough.

Our faculty and staff recognized the need for self-examination, education, and mobilization and created the North Bay Annual Social Justice Conference.

It is not enough.

SRJC Petaluma recognizes the vital importance of hiring faculty and staff that are representative of our students.

It is not enough.

We recognize the incredible amount of work that still needs to be done and commit to a program of anti-racist education for our campus. We invite you to join us.

We will continue to dedicate our lives and our work.

Until it is enough.


On behalf of SRJC Petaluma by the Petaluma Faculty Forum Steering Committee, Petaluma Administration, and Petaluma Classified Community, we stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown colleagues, students, and community members. We pledge our minds, hearts and time to immediately and actively become an anti-racist community; to do better. We invite you to join us.


Our colleague, Dr. John Stover, has allowed us to use his words:

To my Black Friends: I see you 🤜🏽🤛🏼I stand with you ✊🏽I mourn with you😥I love you💜

To my Friends of Colors: I see you💯I stand with you🤜🏽🤛🏼I mourn with you😥I love you💙

To my White Friends: I see you💯I am you🤗We have work to do🤜🏽🤛🏼I love you💛

To my Queer Friends: I see you💓I am you🌈We have work to do🌈🤜🏽🤛🏼💯I love you❤️

Black Lives Matter and we must change the racist society in which we live. We‼️Must‼️Change‼️ 


Until it is enough,

Petaluma Faculty Forum Steering Committee 
Libby  Simas
Amy LaCasse
Hannah Winkler
Lynn Erikson Rhode
Matthew Martin

Petaluma Administration
Jane Saldaña-Talley
Matthew Long
Catherine Williams
Vanessa Luna Shannon
Whitney Schultz
Denise Cooper
Deborah Ziccone
Matt Pearson

Petaluma Campus Classified Community (P3C)



Libby Simas
Communication Studies Instructor
Chair, Petaluma Faculty Forum
Petaluma Campus, Santa Rosa Junior College