Black History Month 2024SAWUBONA BLACK STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER PRESENTS

Black History Month 2024: Your Ancestor's Dreams Realized

Monday, 2/5
“Building Black Wealth” with Victor E. Hughes
12:30 – 1: 30 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

This Finance 101 workshop lays the foundation for financial success and includes a discussion on income, budgeting, saving, borrowing, and protecting.
 

Tuesday, 2/6
“Prioritizing Yo End Game” with Dr. Calvin Monroe
5:00 – 6:30 pm | Polly O’Meara Doyle Hall Dorm

In this dynamic presentation, students will understand the importance of prioritizing their end game through visualization and strategizing. Through a strengths-based, Afrocentric lens, students will revisit their past, understand how their past affects their present, and begin to create momentum to achieve their personal and professional goals. Students can expect laughs, vulnerability, strength identification, and community building in this workshop.
 

Wednesday, 2/7
“Prioritizing Your End Game” with Dr. Calvin Monroe
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

In this dynamic presentation, students will understand the importance of prioritizing their end game through visualization and strategizing. Through a strengths-based, Afrocentric lens, students will revisit their past, understand how their past affects their present, and begin to create momentum to achieve their personal and professional goals. Students can expect laughs, vulnerability, strength identification, and community building in this workshop.
 

Friday, 2/9
“Hip Hop Writing Workshop” with Bocafloja
4:00 – 6:00 pm | Santa Rosa Intercultural Center, Pioneer Hall 380

A creative writing workshop exploring the poetics of Rap & Spoken Word through a historical revision of the Global South as a cohesive front of knowledge production.

Friday, 2/9
“Mini Concert”
with Bocafloja and Rasquaches
6:00 – 7:00 pm | Student Activities Center, Bertolini
 

Monday, 2/12
“Black Voices from the Ivory Tower” with Dr. Khalid White
10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall

Black Voices from the Ivory Tower is a documentary film that captures the collective experiences of Black students, staff, and faculty in CA’s systems of higher education. Surviving 2020’s global pandemic and racial reckoning offer Black voices a unique vantage point for campuses and colleges. This vantage point enables them to offer best practices, practical steps, and solutions to advance cultural equity, inclusion, and belonging in higher education.
 

Tuesday, 2/13
“Let’s Make A Deal” with Abrea Tillman & Irmina Benson
12:30 – 1:30 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

Join us as we celebrate Black Excellence through engaging activities with a focus on Black contributions to business, and Black achievements. This workshop is great for everyone interested in establishing a business or expanding a business. You have access to local organizations actively supporting the Black business community in the North Bay area. There will be prize giveaways (donated by local Black businesses and sponsored through NBCC) and plenty of fun!
 

Wednesday, 2/14
“I Am Black History” with Dr. AK Sterling
12:00 – 1:15 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

"I Am Black History" features Dr. AK Sterling discussing an alternative vision for Black History Month. Instead of focusing solely on well-known stories and figures, it explores the history of identification, accomplishments, innovation, and excellence within the Black culture. The session encourages a more connected, personal engagement with Black history that respects the past while envisioning a future not tied to torment. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing everyday people who contribute to Black culture, expanding definitions of history, and embracing the potential for deep roots and bright futures.
 

Wednesday, 2/14
“Fun & Games Night”

5:00 – 7:00 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360
 

Tuesday, 2/20
“Grit, Perseverance, & Investing In Your Future”
with Rubin Scott
12:30 – 1:30 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

This session focuses on key aspects of resilience, determination, and self-strategic planning for students. It aims to inspire and equip attendees with the tools and mindset needed to overcome challenges and build a successful academic, personal, and professional future.
 

Wednesday, 2/21
“Space for Multiple Truths” with Joesph Hancock
12:00 – 1:15 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

In this two-part interactive series, we will discuss and delve into the intricate identities of college students, particularly those who identify as Black, African-American, or belonging to the diaspora. This series provides a platform for students to explore, recognize, and validate their multifaceted identities, promoting acceptance. This session also aims to foster conversations around mental health, acknowledging the significant impact identity can have on one's overall well-being.
 

Wednesday, 2/21
“Fun & Games Night

5:00 – 7:00 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360
 

Wednesday, 2/28
“Space for Multiple Truths” with Joesph Hancock
12:00 – 1:15 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

In this two-part interactive series, we will discuss and delve into the intricate identities of college students, particularly those who identify as Black, African-American, or belonging to the diaspora. This series provides a platform for students to explore, recognize, and validate their multifaceted identities, promoting acceptance. This session also aims to foster conversations around mental health, acknowledging the significant impact identity can have on one's overall well-being.
 

Wednesday, 2/28
“Fun & Games Night”

5:00 – 7:00 pm | Sawubona Black Student Center, Pioneer Hall 360

 

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