Toros Entertain and Inspire at the Super Bowl
This article appeared on the CSUDH News website on February 17,2022.
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CSUDH had a strong showing at Super Bowl LVI, with Toros involved in several aspects of the historic Los Angeles occasion and the events leading up to it.
In a university first, the CSUDH Dance Team got to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show for 70,000 fans in SoFi Stadium with Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem.
Six student members of the dance team, one recent alumna, and Coach Cilecia Foster performed as part of the 150-person field cast during Eminem’s piece and the concert finale. Dressed in hoodies and sweats, the field cast can be seen in many of the wide-shot angles of the show.
“This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” said Foster. “Our students learned so much about what goes into a production, and we got to perform for 100 million people watching around the world.”
“Watching them get that experience was everything for me. I loved watching them take it all in.”
Equity and Social Justice
CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham joined the NFL-hosted Social Justice Roundtable in Inglewood, where community leaders from across the nation discussed how to implement positive change going forward. Organizations including 100 Black Men of Los Angeles and L.A.’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department were also in attendance.