Programs & Events

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

 

Cal Poly Pomona Black Broncos Welcome

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major AB

African American Student Center

Mix and mingle with the Black Broncos of CPP! Meet student leaders and Black Faculty & Staff.  It’s also a chance to learn more about various programs and events planned for the upcoming year. The event concludes with a traditional pinning ceremony to officially welcome new students into the campus community.  Open to students, staff, and faculty.

 

Black Faculty & Staff Association: Scholarship Recognition and Networking Lunch

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor

African American Student Center & Black Faculty & Staff Association

Black Faculty & Staff Association celebrate and honor the 2018-2019 scholarship recipients and host a networking opportunities for students to connect with faculty & staff.

 Lunch will be served.

 

Unite & Conquer Conference: Your Blackness in Academia

Thursday, September 13, 2018

6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Andromeda & Perseus

African American Student Center

The conference allows students on campus to come together and discuss the struggles of pursuing higher education as underrepresented students. The event will provide resources that will help students better manage their time, improve their study skills, increase their financial literacy, and unleash their student leader potential in a peer mentor/mentee setting

SPECIAL INVITE TO FIRST YEAR STUDENTS and TRANSFERS

 

Becoming B.A.E. (Black & Educated): Travel Noire & Study Abroad

Thursday, September 20, 2018

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: 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 and to increase visibility of resources on campus.

 

RAP Session: Let’s Talk About SEX- STD Prevention Methods for a Healthier Life

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: 6- 104

African American Student Center & Wellness Center

Although, they represent only 12% of the U.S. population, Black people account for more new HIV diagnoses (44%), people estimated to be living with HIV disease (40%), and HIV-related deaths (44%) than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. Today, there are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., including more than 498,400 who are Black. Sex and Sexuality is a taboo in the black community, but the community can help dispel myths and stigmas through dialogue. This event will discuss preventative methods that can be taken to protect yourself.

 

Black Grad School Experience

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

5:00pm-7:00pm

Location: 97-Room 120

African American Student Center & Black Faculty & Staff Association

Come hear about the Black experience in Graduate School and get tips on the Graduate school application process

 

Becoming B.A.E. (Black & Educated): Get To Know the Disability Resource Center

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: 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 and to increase visibility of resources on campus.

 

Brotherhood Luncheon (Part 1)
Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Bronco Student Center- Lyra

African American Student Center

This event will build community among Black men, recognize students who have excelled academically, and highlight students who stepped up as leaders in the community.

 

Private Screening: The Hate U Give
Monday, October 22, 2018
Movie @7:00pm
Location: Harkins Chino Hills

African American Student Center & Black Faculty & Staff Association

The AASC and BFSA is sponsoring a movie screening of the movie The Hate U Give. Pick up tickets the African American Student Center starting Oct 1st

 

Sy Stokes 

Thursday, October 25th

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center -Orion Suite

AASC, APISC, CECCHE, Project Success

Speaker Information: Sy Stokes is Black/Cherokee/Chinese person. He was born and raised in the Bay Area. Stokes states: “Spoken Word Poetry is something that has been very important in the realm of Art and Culture and serves to be extremely influential. Whether the pieces be about love, political/socioeconomic issues, or anything else we experience in our daily lives, I hope to find commonality with my audience through this form of art.” Additionally, Sy Stokes is a 1st year doctoral student at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and Research Associate at the USC Race and Equity Center. While an undergraduate student at UCLA, Sy produced a video entitled “The Black Bruins” in which he took his alma mater to task for racial disparities among the admission and graduation of Black male undergraduates. In addition to having received more that 2-million views online, “The Black Bruins” was a catalyst for similar mediated mobilization campaigns at other colleges and universities to include the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and Oregon State University. His research interests focus on how multiracial people develop activist identities in a society that is heavily structured upon monoracial stratifications.

Dear White Counselor Reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGmwYt4kof0&t=7s

 

Blackness and Indigeneity in Hip Hop Culture

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5:00pm – 7:00pm  

Bronco Student Center – Ursa Major AB

Native American Student Center & African American Student Center

Dr. Kyle Mays (Black/Saginaw Ashinaabe), Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA, will lead us in unpacking and decolonizing Hip Hop, Blackness and Indigeneity intersections to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

 

Girls Night: Make Your Magic Work For You 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Women’s Resource Center

African American Student Center & Women’s Resource Center

The African American Student Center partner with the Women’s Resource Center in creating a space for Black women and women of color to share counter narratives about their experiences in higher education and how they respond to fears, challenges, and structural/institutional barriers.

 

Becoming B.A.E. Black & Educated: Financial Literacy

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: 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 and to increase visibility of resources on campus.

 

Kwanzaa

Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Residential Suites/ Multipurpose Room (Building 52)

African American Student Center & University Housing Services

Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzo Saba—the seven principles of blackness). The African American Student Center & University Housing Services will host an interactive program to help students learn about Kwanzaa and its principles