Community Empowerment Activists

The Community Empowerment Activists (CEA) is a yearlong program that prepares students as social justice warriors through critical analysis of systems of oppression and movements of resistance while mobilizing for people-powered change through placements with grassroots organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area combating various arms of injustice. 

In this reciprocal exchange of study, practice, and application, students develop skills in grassroots organizing, using arts as resistance, and conducting research in scholarship that impact policy change. The "Revolution is Love," is a central theme of the program—remembering it is radical self-love, love of the oppressed, and building kinship that drive us to believe and fight for a reimagined just world that lifts Black liberation, human dignity, and equity. 

The application for cohort 2021-2022 is now open. The application is due on April 1, 2021. All majors welcomed.

For more information, please contact the CEA instructor, Professor Jackie Ramos at