The Global Spectrum of Racial Equity & Social Justice Speaker Series (Global Spectrum Series) is an annual series of speaking engagements created and sponsored by the Student Equity & Support Programs Division at Skyline College. Collectively, these engagements seek to increase awareness of the intersectionality of equity by discussing how inequities are created, systematicallty embedded within our infrastructures and institutions, and what we can do to address them.

Any and all students, faculty, classified professionals, administrators, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Speaking topics include inequities in health care, art as a movement for social justice, understanding anti-blackness in our laws, and more! 

Spring 2024 Speaker Schedule 

 Dr. Joshua Fredenburg - April 17th

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg posing, arms crossed in front of a window

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is a nationally acclaimed speaker, author, leadership consultant, and a visionary force in personal and organizational development. With a career spanning over sixteen years, he has touched lives across 49 states and globally, delivering powerful messages on leadership, diversity and inclusion, student success, and personal empowerment. Holding a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a Master’s Degree from Biola University, Dr. Fredenburg combines academic rigor with real-world experience. His journey is not just marked by professional achievements but also by his profound impact on individuals and organizations.

As the President and Founder of the Circle of Change Leadership Experience & First Generation Student Career Conference, he has transformed the lives of thousands, especially culturally diverse and first-generation students, guiding them towards leadership excellence. Recognized for his contributions, he has received numerous accolades, including an honorary membership from Golden Key International and recognition as a Top Leader Under 40 in South Florida. Dr. Fredenburg's journey is a testament to his commitment to creating leaders who are not only successful but also empathetic and inclusive, making a lasting difference in the world

Kenya Sullivan, LCSW - May 8th

Kenya Sullivan, LCSW headshot, black and white

Kenya Sullivan, LCSW, received his Master’s Degree from the University of California Berkeley, where he specialized in Community Mental Health. He is experienced as a graduate-school adjunct instructor, juvenile and adult deputy probation officer, and a family court mental health professional.

Additionally, he is trained as a Domestic Violence Advocate, CBT, DBT, and EMDR practitioner. Kenya’s training and private practice focuses on the impact of trauma on the functioning of oppressed minoritized groups and their academic functioning. As an Academic Success Coach, he has developed and implemented the Academic Beast Mode Workshop Series and Skills Phone Coaching to various Community and CSU campuses. to provide 24-hour psychological, social, and emotional regulation support to students, faculty, and staff.