Center for Equity and Social Justice

The Center for Equity & Social Justice (CESJ) strives to provide a safe and brave space for students of color, women, LGBT+, and other marginalized students on our campus.


The CESJ is located in CC-228 on East Campus (next the the cafeteria)

The CESJ is open to students during the Fall and Spring semesters and by appointment in the Summer.

For more info follow us on instagram @sbcc_cesj 



Our Mission:
We recognize that every individual holds various identities that shape who they are and how they experience the world. We have created a space where we can explore the intersections that unify and divide us, so that we can engage in transformational experiences that result in increased connection and inclusion.  

The CESJ partners with various academic departments, student support programs, and community service agencies to provide lectures, workshops, discussions, film screenings, spoken word, and art exhibits that explore issues of culture, belonging, power, oppression, and injustice in our community.  

Our Goals:
  • We strive to be a space that informs the SBCC campus and greater community on issues of identity, belonging, equity, diversity and social justice
  • We strive to enhance the cultural and educational experience of students by providing a safe and welcoming environment for student to engage in community building and connection.
  • We strive to amplify the voices of marginalized communities through education and collaboration.
  • We strive to confront and explore issues that divide us such racism, classism, ethnocentrism, ableism, ageism, sexism, and heterosexism  
  • We strive to create an environment that values each member of our community.

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Location and Contact Information: Professional Staff: Student Staff:

Campus Center Room 228

(next to the main cafeteria on East Campus)
(805) 730-4377

Roxane Maiko Byrne, PhD       
Interim Coordinator of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency              
(p) (805) 730-4199             

Program Assistants

Aranzazu Herrera Magallanes        
Isaac Zamora