The San Josť State University community and Associated Students would like to share with you this wonderful opportunity to celebrate this legacy through the Tommie Smith & John Carlos Commemoration Project.

We ask that you please support the Tommie Smith & John Carlos Commemoration Project with a tax deductible donation, attendance at our fund-raisers, or simply spreading awareness of the project. This fundraiser will generate the monies necessary for the construction of an outdoor commemorative art piece to be placed on the SJSU main campus. Join the San Josť State student body, faculty, alumni, and the entire community in supporting this worthwhile campaign.

 
 
 






  The Associated Students, San José State University ,Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution to commemorate this historic event for the community of San José State University. The Tommie Smith & John Carlos Commemoration project, will spread awareness about this powerful event and to inspire all members of our community to be advocates for all human condition issues.

 


The Celebration of Student Advocacy Through
The Tommie Smith & John Carlos Commemoration Project

Whereas, in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City ,US track members Tommie Smith and John Carlos received Olympic medals for their athletic efforts ,and would later create one of the most memorable moments in the American Civil Rights Movement  
Whereas, US track members Tommie Smith and John Carlos ,both students at San Josť State University, would protest the treatment of African American people in the United States and stood to empower the African American community.

Whereas, both US track members Tommie Smith and John Carlos were students at San Josť State University, they proved through their courageous act that student advocacy is of utmost importance to bring attention to social issues that affect their community and their nation.

The student body of San Josť State University feels the need to celebrate the courageous act of student advocacy by Tommie Smith and John Carlos, and other student advocates from our beloved campus. Therefore, be it resolved, that the Associated Students Board of Directors of San Josť State University support the Tommie Smith/John Carlos Project to commemorate the courageous acts of our student advocates in the 1968 Olympic games.

Passed and Adopted by the Associated Students of San Josť State University by unanimous vote, on Wednesday, December 11,2002.

 
 

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