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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.


28th Annual Cross-Cultural Retreat

Friday, January 12-14, 2018

Kellogg West Conference Center

Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers

The retreat will take place at Kellogg West Conference Center, on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona. Participants will have the opportunity for honest dialogue about issues related to diversity, social justice, and building effective alliances across cultures.


Becoming BAE: Black & Educated Workshops

Tuesdays, January 16, February 13, and March 6, 2018

12:00 pm -1:00 pm

Building 95 – L110

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. This quarter, the topic will focus on increasing Black student representation in research.


Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Black Talks

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major AB

African American Student Center

This event will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and achievements through engaging lectures from three Cal Poly Pomona faculty. Light refreshments will be served


Rap Session: Sexuality in the Black Community

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Building 6 - 227

African American Student Center

Sex and Sexuality is a taboo in the Black community, but the community can help dispel myths and stigmas through dialogue. This event will host a space for dialogue around the topic of sexuality and sexual orientation.



Black Heritage Speaker: Elaine Brown

Thursday, February 8, 2018

6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major AB

African American Student Center

About Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown is a former leader of the Black Panther Party—Minister of Information and Chairman.  She is the author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B.  She is currently co-authoring For Reasons of Race and Belief, The Trials of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) with Karima Al-Amin and completing the nonfiction book Melba and Al, A Story of Black Love in Jim Crow America.


Elaine is the Executive Director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee, supporting the legal appeal of Lewis (“Little B”), who was arrested in 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 13 for a murder he did not commit. He was convicted and sentenced as an adult to life in prison, where he remains. Elaine is also CEO of the non-profit organization Oakland & the World Enterprises, Inc., dedicated to launching and sustaining for-profit businesses for cooperative-ownership by formerly incarcerated people and other people facing monumental social barriers to economic survival.

African American Student Center’s Night Out at the Movies: Marvel’s Black Panther

Monday, February 19, 2018

6:30 pm -9:30 pm

Chino Hills Harkins Movie Theatre

African American Student Center

Tickets for a seat in the African American Student Center’s reserved theater will be available February 5th at the African American Student Center in building 95, room L110. Tickets are free for students, but $15 for CPP Faculty, staff, and alumni.



Cal Poly Pomona Black Broncos Welcome Brunch

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major

African American Student Center & Black Faculty & Staff Association

AASC and BFSA welcomes the incoming students and their families to campus. The event features a panel of students to share their CPP experience and a campus tour. Incoming students have an opportunity to meet CPP student leaders, Pan African related student organizations, CPP administrators, and the Black Faculty and Staff.  Open to students, staff, alumni, and faculty.