Caleb Dawson: Do the Things You Love, in a Community that Loves You

March 21, 2023

Graduate student Caleb Dawson is leading Black Lives at Cal, an initiative to preserve the history of Black people at UC Berkeley. Caleb Dawson, ISSI affliated graduate student and former Graduate Fellow, discusses being tokenized in during his K-12 schooling and how this served as his fuel to take initiative to make change in the communities he was a part of. These experiences motivate his dissertation research on "anti-blackness and the equity work of Black people at UC Berkeley" as well as his leadership of Black Lives at Cal, a project to research, preserve and publicize the legacy of Black people at UC Berkeley.