Celebrate Black History Month


The African American Student Center and other campus organizations will host a series of events in February and early March celebrating Black History Month, ranging from a tour of Los Angeles from a black perspective to a
leadership seminar.

The following events are scheduled:

  • Feb. 3 ? The Opening Ceremonies/Gospel Lunch features all-you-can-eat soul food and a performance by the Voices of Gospel Choir from First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, led by Charles Lemle, and the Cal Poly Pomona Gospel Choir, directed by Bobby Laird. The event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Los Olivos Dining Commons. Cost is $5.
  • Feb. 17 ? The Black Business Student Association and Black Faculty and Staff Association present ?Meeting of the Minds: Leadership and Emerging Policy Advocacy? from 12-1 p.m. in the CLA Building, Heritage Conference Room.
  • Feb. 19 ? The African American Contemporary Issues Class of the Ethnic & Women's Studies department will present the Kings and Queens Pageant from 12-1 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center's Centaurus Room.
  • Feb. 26 ? Closing Ceremonies will include speakers and cultural performances from 12-1 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Suite.
  • March 1 ? A screening of the documentary “The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde” will be at 4 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center's Centaurus Room. On March 2, a panel discussion on the documentary will be at 12 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Room. These events are sponsored by WoMen's HERstory Month, the Pride Center and Black History Month.
  • March 6 ? A historical Tour of Black Los Angeles will be led by Toni Mokjaetji Humber, associate professor in Ethnic & Women?s Studies. For more information and carpool reservations call (909) 869-5006.

For information on any of these events, call the African American Student Center at (909) 869-5006.