Programs & Events

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

 

Spring African American Student Center Events

Spring Welcome Back

Thursday, January 24, 2019

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: African American Student Center

African American Student Center

Mix and mingle with the Black Broncos of CPP! 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.

 

Becoming BAE (Black & Educated): Time Management Recap & Reinforcement

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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 presentations 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 various resources on campus.

 

Black Heritage Speaker: Patrisse Cullors (One of the Founders of Black Lives Matter)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm

Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major AB

African American Student Center, BroncoLEAD, BFSA, Career Center, Multicultural Council, and ASI BEAT

Artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker, Patrisse Cullors is a Los Angeles native and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of grassroots Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now.  In 2013, Patrisse co-founded the global movement with the viral twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter which has since grown to an international organization with dozens of chapters around the world fighting anti-Black racism. In January 2018. Patrisse Cullors published her memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Her memoir became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Patrisse is currently a 2019 MFA candidate at the University of Southern California.

 

BLERD Week

Monday, February 18, - Friday, February 22, 2019

African American Student Center

BLERD is a combination of the words 'Black' and 'Nerd'. In essence, a Black nerd. It is a term that has gained more and more popularity in the past couple of years. It’s about positivity and appreciation of nerdiness and Geek culture. The AASC will host a number of events that highlight the BLERD culture.

 

BLERD Week: Black Book Exchange

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

12pm-1pm

African American Student Center

African American Student Center

The student community come together at the noon hour for lunch to exchange books and provide book recommendations from Black authors

 

BLERD Week: Podcasts Exchange

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

12:00pm-1:00pm

African American Student Center

African American Student Center

The student community come together at the noon hour for lunch to exchange podcasts links and highlight Black podcasts

 

BLERD Week: Black Cosplay Luncheon

Thursday, February 21, 2019

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major AB

African American Student Center

This is an opportunity for the campus community to dress up in cosplay costumes as their favorite characters to educate and raise awareness about the joys of cosplay and the cosplay culture. There will be prize winner for best cosplay costume.

 

Black at the Intersection: UnDocuBLACK with Joel Sati

Thursday, February 28, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor

African American Student Center & Bronco’s Dreamer’s Resource Center

The Black and undocumented experience is not heavily discussed. This event will discuss an experience within the Black race in America to raise awareness and promote allyship.

 

Black Empowerment Week
March 18 – March 23, 2019
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 N’ Sip Tea: Black Power Images
Monday, March 18, 2019
6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Bronco Student Center- Lyra

African American Student Center
Our 5th 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: African Dance & Drum Circle
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: University Park

African American Student Center
Join us for our 5th 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 Week Event: Name It to Change It: Spoken Word Workshop and Showcase

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Orion Suite

African American Student Center

This event will be an artistic space for students to express themselves through spoken word and poetry. The topic areas are open.

 

Black Empowerment Week Event: Black and LGBTQ Night

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Lyra

African American Student Center & Pride Center

This event is a space for Black-identified students who are LGBTQ.

 

Black Empowerment Week Event: Black Professionals Matter: Dinner with Industry
Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor

African American Student Center & Black Alumni & Friends

Similar to Breakfast with Industry that NSBE runs, the purpose of this program is to raise awareness about the many careers and professions of all majors, by inviting CPP Black alumni from all different professions to come and network with the students

Black Empowerment Event: Fresh Fridays
Friday, March 22, 2019
7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Bronco Student Center- Games Room

African American Student Center
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.

All GAMES ARE FREE! FREE FOOD!

The event is open to all!

 

Harambee Welcome Brunch

African American New Student and Family Brunch

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8:00am-3:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor

CPP Outreach, African American Student Center & Black Faculty & Staff Association

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.

 

Diversity Ambassadors Presentation

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Minor

African American Student Center

Come hear about the Spring Break Alternative experience of the Diversity Ambassadors of 2018-2019 and information on becoming a Diversity Ambassador 2019-2020.

 

Mental Health Awareness Night: Debunking the Myth & Eliminating Stigma

Thursday, May 2, 2019

6:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Bronco Student Center- Ursa Major AB

African American Student Center & Counseling Services

This event will facilitate dialogue about mental health awareness in the Black community to raise awareness and dispel myths. In addition, the AASC will provide innovative strategies to move attendees toward wellness.

 

27th Pan-African Graduation Celebration

Sunday, May 12, 2019

4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: 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.