Denmark Diaz is the Men’s Health & Sexual Violence Prevention Educator at San Francisco State University – Health Promotion and Wellness.

“I am excited at the prospect of being a Surge Fellow at this moment, as I want to disrupt the dominant vertical models of cis white heterosexual male saviorhood. Elevating and centering leaders of color in education is what will pave the way for true educational equity. I believe this fellowship can open doors for me to find my voice, articulate my vision, and further adopt liberatory models to foster cultures in my campus community to be in partnership with communities of color that position them as active creative agents of their success, not just passive recipients of programs.”