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June/July 2020

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Student CTA's new leadership ready to take on the world T H E N E W L Y E L E C T E D Student CTA Executive Board took office on June 7. e group is already actively working toward distributed leadership; they have established themselves as an anti-racist organization by changing their mission statement to: " The purpose of this association shall be to offer the tools necessary to foster interest in the education profession by providing pre-professionals information about their rights, responsibilities and vital support systems necessary to become a committed part of the education profession. Student CTA believes that in order to do these things listed, we must actively fight for racial and social justice by naming and working to dismantle White Supremacy Culture where it exists in and outside of our organization." Look for our interview with the board in an upcoming issue. Congratu- lations to all! 2020-21 Student CTA Executive Board President – VIRIDIANA CASTRO SILVA, CSU Sacramento Executive Vice President – RIGOBERTO DELGADO JR., UC Irvine Secretary-Treasurer – JESSICA CHAMNESS, CSU Fullerton Southern Regional VP – SEL AIMA TAMOTUU, Santiago Canyon College Central Regional VP – TRISTAN WIESER, CSU Bakersfield Northern Regional VP – vacant Ethnic Minority Rep – LIZET TE MENDOZA, Santiago Canyon College Social Justice Advocate – PAUL BANSEN, CSU Stanislaus State Council Reps – MONSERR AT BONILL A FLORES, Santiago Canyon College; AMY LO, UC Berkeley; BRENDA QUISPE, Fresno Pacific College Communications Editors – ARIANA AVIL A, California Lutheran College; HALEY CASTELLO, Pasadena City College; vacant Past Officer (Elections Chair) – SAR AH ASHLEY JONES, San Diego State University CTC Liaison – vacant From top to bottom, left to right: Haley Castello, Monserrat Bonilla Flores, Jessica Chamness, Paul Bansen, Brenda Quispe, Lizette Mendoza, Rigoberto Delgado Jr., Viridiana Castro Silva, Tristan Wieser, Sarah Ashley Jones, Ariana Avila, Selaima Tamotuu, Amy Lo. UP Stepping Stepping 53 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 2 0 C

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