San Marcos,
10:13 AM

CSUSM, Community to Stand up Against Hate

Cal State San Marcos and the broader community will come together to stand up against hate during a student-led event on campus Thursday, May 2. 

Cougars in Solidarity: Together Against Hate will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the amphitheater of the University Student Union. The event is open to the public. 

Cougars in Solidarity will be an evening of social justice discussions, expressions, healing and action, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony to honor those who have died due to hatred, including Lori Kaye, who died in the shooting at Chabad of Poway on Saturday. 

The event was planned by multiple CSUSM students in response to the shooting. The opening remarks will be by Sophie Nadler, the president of Hillel, the Jewish organization on campus. 

The candle-lighting is expected to take place at 7:15 p.m., followed by a moment of silence and multi-faith prayers and traditions. 

CSUSM President Karen Haynes will appear at the event and make a statement at the end in response to the students’ call for action. 

Free parking will be available in all general lots from 5-9 p.m. Please be aware that additional security will be present at this event. 


About California State University San Marcos  

Building on an innovative 29-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.  

The University enrolls 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.