Justice.. for all AfAm LGBTQA+ students at CSUSB
Justice.. for all AfAm LGBTQA+ students at CSUSB
Why this petition matters
My name is Constance Greenwood, I am a 1st year graduate student at CSUSB studying Psychopharmology. I was recently dx with a rare 1 in a million brain tumor. I was dx with lupus, epilepsy I have cancer spreading all through my blood, bones, ovaries, uterus. My quality of life has significantly changed for the worst since this incident. I have been called "The boy who cried wolf" I have been called many things but what I am not is a quitter. I have persevere through every and any challenge thrown my way. I walk with God and my faith has grown stronger. I flatlined on 4/6/2022, I had grand mal seizures on the hall floor of the ER whilist hold my nurses hand asking god and her for forgiveness my death will not be in in vein. I am highly intelligent, highly articulate some my say nuerotypical. I was wrongfully accused of stealing items from my lab at CSUSB. I work among the best and the brightest. I was a student ambassador for sometime. I have done research with NASA, I have done pre clinical studies with FDA and DEA approve compounds. I have worked with some of the most brilliant minds at a different job where I was a Nuero Tech engineering, designing and working with bio mechanical engineers, software engineers from Duke, Harvard, Yale, Standford, USC, UCLA. Working with these individuals to create a helmet and engage the community and hispanic, latin x communities to interact with science. We are using the highest tech that exist taking MRI imaging to the operational settings in life. Using FNIRS I have done it all I have measured astronaunt cognition at the Johnson Houston Space center I have had incredible mentors. All of whom helped me get to this point but CSUSB and my so called pack let me down, left me stranded, alone, hungry, poor beat down, tired. I can't spell and speak like I used to. I am fluent in spanish so I can reach my hispanic, mexican, latin x and latino communities. My mother was born and raised in compton my grandmother still resides there I hope to grow as youthful at 84 and as full of life and spirit. Rest my Grandad's soul but, my mother is a diamond made under pressure. She has been a battered woman a victim of abuse, as I have I want to open shelters my sister is successful my brother is also successful and a veteran. To say the least my name is Constance Greenwood, here is the preamble to the America I live in each and every waking day. This is my reality, my mother managed to raise 4 successful bright eyed, bright minded, business men, beautiful coco butter kissed children, all of us have a degree in some capacity this is my story.
I am not here to be a victim rather to be a light and voice to those who SUFFER. From the same reality the have tarnished and defamed my name, they have taking everything and anything from me. I rising from the ashes. I am a victim of physical, emotional, sexual abuse it is not surprise that my body is ridden with ailments but i will rise above and beyond it all. With your help.
My mother is single mother, there have been many sleepless nights, I have had to stay on campus on a couch, I have been homeless, I have suffered from mental health issues, I have gotten up I have slept in my car, I have picked up food off the ground to eat. I have lost everything to this situation. I have some may say I am like Kanye but only the truest of genius embark on the impossible. Only the brave the confident fight for their rights, only the modern day Rosa Parks, MLKs, decide to embark on these treks. I am a musician, I was drum major for 2 years, section leader, I've been in wind ensemble, jazz band, drumline, everything i have accompained ochestra's and played clarinet as a first chair soloist. Master of NONE, jack of all trades. I am trying to master my edu but that was cut short. I want to be the Condelizza Rice, The AOC I want to make change in our legal system I lost my brother to, I want to get drugs off the streets. I was in ROTC and nationally recognized I am an author of 2 publications, one is for STEM students aged 8-15 the other NIH funded and published research on serotonin systems. Lisa Root is the head of student conduct the CSUSB UPD has posted my picture all over campus and sent to all student emails is in the I am writing this petition as she does not deserve her MA as I did not get to walk down the stage to have my first degree handed to me due to the pandemic. I have given nothing but blood, sweat, time, money and energy to an institution that doesn't care about it's African American student population. Majority of my cohort has has been nothing but racist, and bullies, she has created a hostile work place. I am tired of losing this is the most peace way, the most peaceful platform that I can utilize to be heard, seen, and affirmed they are trying to oust me from every single university, I have hopes to get this resolved. I have been arrested without my rights read to me recorded, I have am a beautiful mind. "We bought our way out of jail, but we can't buy freedom" -- Kanye. "The white man get paid off of all that" -- Kanye. I am infertile and on 17 different medications and undergoing several procedures and surgeries. Call me what you will but my mother will never see the day for me to bear children. I am apart of the LGBQTA + community and I have not even had a formal meeting. I was not welcome at the desk of my thesis advisor to mourn the lost of my Advisor. Dr. Sanders A. McDougall one of the brightest, wittiest, hard working, most ethical human scientist and Dr.'s too roam the halls of CSUSB. I was not allowed at his funeral to say goodbye.
Without him, I would be nothing. Without him I wouldn't have aquired over 10k in grants. It is unheard of for a graduate student to have their first year of EDU fully funded. I was arrested one day before finishing a grant for 3k and submitting for several conferences to present my hard work. I will say the chair, the Social Behavior Sciences department had no empathy, so much as sympathy for me at all. I have interviewed for huge companies that are throwing 110 million dollars at equipment, FDA, DEA and FBI clearance occupations. I don't want a job I want a career. I have gone through back to I know how to do web design program, and code. I know how to run statistics. My CV has CSUSB plastered all over it. I get plastered over wanted posters all over campus and to student's emails. I get disrespected it is my picture that hands on the halls at CSUSB as a tutor for young underserved students young bright minds. I am royally exhuasted, I am spent. I will not stand for it any longer.
I am a creative, a poet, a writer, an author, musician, photographer, videographer Finally see through my lens. I am strong, black, brown. I stand with my mexican, hispanic, latin x, latino, chicana, chicano hermonos y hermanas as Obama said, "Si se puedeo" Yo as muy fuerte and gracias adios! Give God the glory, my roots are seeded well my tree will bear the greatest of fruit with that I say, stand with me sign this. I would like a meeting with Dr. and President Morales. I am tired of standing alone. I am a left brained individual whose nuerons fire faster than yours, I can't help that. I will never be able to bear children nor mother a child. But i don't want to bring a child into this cruel world. I am original. My mother will never hold a grandchild produced my me and my partner, not that I would want to pass along my genes anyhow. I am a medical and walking miracle that does not conclude my story rather a book mark here I am just wring the preface and preamble. This is not to bash any one rather bring light to the pain and situations that are happening at CSUSB. With peace, loving kindness, empathy, soul, and understanding please sign this and help me along my path as I walk in the valley and the shadow of death or whatever the say. With peace,
Constance Janell Greenwood. Thank you to everyone who as been there my family, friends, teachers, mentors, and believers. Stand by me.
I am looking for a fresh start, someone to take a chance on me, I am looking to begin again since I have met my end.