Munashe Furusa, Chair
Dr. Munashe Furusa, Professor
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
Dr. Furusa has been an avid supporter of SOCG projects and is a respected faculty member at CSUDH serving in a variety of capacities including Chair of the Academic Senate.
Over the years, Munashe
has been instrumental in opening up the University to Los Angeles students who normally might not have an opportunity to experience life on a college campus and has personally participated in several programs as a guest speaker and facilitator.
In 2007, two Transition Institutes
were hosted by CSUDH
that included Thomas Jefferson High School
and Edwin Markham Middle School
During these intensive three month projects, Munashe
own life experiences growing up in Africa and the struggles he
experienced as a tool for connecting with students seemingly a world apart.
was also instrumental in bringing university-level courses on mediation and cross-cultural understanding to neighboring secondary schools at no cost to the students and hosted several "Days of Dialogue" for thousands of students focusing on race relations and peaceful resolution of conflict.
Dr. Furusa is an invaluable member of the SOCG team.