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Programs & Events

The AASC has many programs and events throughout the year that focus on Black History and Pan African Culture.



Black Empowerment Week April 6 - April 13, 2018 Various Locations African American Student Center Black Empowerment Week is an uplifting week for our black community on campus.

We focus on love, race, social justice, black entrepreneurship, black identity development, cultural enrichment, and leadership.  Stop by the African American Student Center to learn more about the Black Empowerment Week events.

Black Empowerment Week Event: Paint the CPP Letters Friday, April 6, 2018 Location: Meet at the African American Student Center at 9:00am Free Jamba Juice and lunch will be provided to community members who volunteer to paint the letters. Meet at the African American Student Center with comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes to paint the

CPP letters Red, Black/Teal for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Green


Black Empowerment Week Event: Harambee Welcome Brunch-

African American New Student and Family Brunch

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor

Black Faculty & Staff Association, African American Student Center, and the Cal Poly Pomona Outreach Department

host a welcome brunch for incoming students and their families.

Open to students, staff, alumni, and faculty.


Black Empowerment Week Event: Paint N’ Sip Tea: Black Power Images Monday, April 9, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm Location: Bronco Student Center- Lyra Our 4th annual painting workshop will be led by a professional paint instructor.

 Each attendee will be able to paint and take their painting with them. Come express your love for your culture through art.


Black Empowerment Week Event: Black In STEM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Bronco Student Center- Orion Suite

This event will highlight the experience of Black students in STEM majors and professionals in STEM fields.

There will be a panel and networking opportunity.   Black Empowerment Week Event: African Dance & Drum Circle Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: University Park Join us for our 4th annual African Dance and Drum circle in University Park.

 Be a part of the rhythm and the beat with your own personal drum. No experience needed. We provide the drums and dance instructions

Black Empowerment Event: Fresh Fridays Friday, April 13, 2018 EVENT Time Change: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Bronco Student Center- Games Room The first year Black student leaders host a gathering to bring first year students together to mix and mingle, enjoy food, and listen to the latest music.


The event is open to all!


Becoming BAE: Black & Educated Workshops

Tuesdays, April 24 & Thursday, May 24th, 2018


African American Student Center

African American Student Center

The African American Student Center partner with various academic resources on campus to host workshops and faculty presentation that focus on academic excellence and achievement during University hour throughout the year. The purpose is to help first year students adjust to the rigorous college schedule on a quarter system and to increase visibility of resources on campus.


Diversity Ambassadors Presentation

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor

African American Student Center

Come hear about the Spring Break Alternative experience of the Diversity Ambassadors of 2017-2018 and information on becoming a Diversity Ambassador 2018-2019.


26th Pan-African Graduation Celebration

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Kellogg Arena

African American Student Center

This annual graduation celebration brings the community together to recognize the accomplishments of the Black/African/African American graduates.