Welcome! Thank you for visiting Golden Gate University’s Journal of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice website. The Journal strives to provide race, gender, sexuality, and social justice practitioners, students, judges, and academics a platform to share their thought leadership via a born-digital format. We endeavor to publish legal scholarship of the highest quality.
Establishing this journal with my colleagues has been an honor and a privilege. I am a Mexican immigrant, with a humble upbringing. I grew up in San Jose, California, one of the most diverse metropolitan cities in the United States. Growing up in San Jose it was apparent that diversity is what makes something great, bringing people with different opinions, ideas, and experiences into a group to make one great outcome. As a group of diverse law students, we saw the need for a new journal that gave minority students on campus a platform to publish on issues that directly impact our communities. In John Lewis’ book, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America, he explains that “Every successful movement needs to have achievable goals to give the people involved some victories. That keeps them focused, keeps them going. I cannot predict what kind of change will come.” We hope this journal will elevate the voices of liberators to keep the movement going.