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As protests continue, CSUB releases message "Spread light, not darkness"

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 11:33:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While the community is struck by almost daily protests, Cal State Bakersfield is releasing the message, "spread light, not darkness."

The local university released a message in response to the death of George Floyd and the recent protests that have sparked nationwide. As the Bakersfield community concludes its fourth day of protests, CSUB said it will be a, "beacon of equality, inclusion, diversity, and respect."

The university wrote that any student who may be feeling the affects of recent events can seek assistance through Student Counseling Services, while employees can seek assistance through the Employee Assistance Program.

"Universities are a place of hope, where we teach ethics and have tough, open conversations in a safe space about prejudice, stereotypes, racism and social injustice. Universities play a critical role in the capacity to empathize with others who are different from us."

To read the university's full message, click here.