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February is officially Black History Month. Check out CSUMB's programs and events this year in honor of this special time!

  • Click here to view and/or download the Black History Month 2014 Calendar! 
  • Click here for CSUMB Library resources that compliment the events happening!

This year's BHM events are sponsored by: Admissions Office; Associated Students, Black Students United; City of Seaside; College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Human Communications Department; Community Organizations of the Monterey Peninsula; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Office of Inclusive Excellence; Otter Cross Cultural Center; Otter Student Union; Pan-Hellenic; Peace Resource Center; Raising Eyebrows; and Student Activities & Leadership Development.


February 2 - 6 

Membership Drive
Tabling in front of Starbucks

The membership drive will consists of tabling, new membership raffles, and a forum on reasons why joining the NAACP is so important for people of color and our allies.  For disability accomodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Mia Elliott at naacp@csumb.edu.

February 4

The Shades of Us, Women of Color
OC3 | 3-4:30p

The purpose of this event is to empower women through dialogue. We will dialogue about how stereotypes unfortunately place a negative connotation on different shades of skin tone. Once we have broken down those stereotypes we will dialogue about the true beauty in the many different shades of skin tone. For disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Cambrey Wooten at cwooten@csumb.edu.

February 5

3rd Annual Trayvon Martin "Black Out" Silent March
Main Quad | 12-2p

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP will be having a "Black Out" Silent March in solidarity with Trayvon Martin and those who have fell vicitim to racial profiling. For disability accomodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Mia Elliott at naacp@csumb.edu.

February 6

Protect Your Adonis
BBC | TBA

Help Black Students United BSU raise awarenes for the crippling affect of AIDS/HIV in the African American community by showing support at this fundraiser. Learn some new facts from trained professionals and enjoy your fellow colleagues as they showcase their talents. Join us in the BBC on Friday, February 6th, time TBA. Tickets are $5 CSUMB students with ID and $10 for outside guests.For Disability accomadations and more info. regarding this event please contact Black Students United (BSU) at blackstudentsunited@csumb.edu.   

February 7

Car Wash
Off Campus TBD | 11-2p

This car wash will be a fundraiser for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP members to go to the National Convention in Philadelphia this summer. For disability accommodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Mia Elliott at naacp@csumb.edu.

February 9

Crowns Hat Making Workshop
VPA, Building 73 | 4-8p

CSUMB Students and the surrounding community are invited to decorate Crowns (hats) in honor of Black History Month. Your hat may be presented at the Crowns Fashion Show and Reading. For disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Carissa Gonzalez at ascultural@csumb.edu.

February 10

Creating Justice and Freedom for All Black People with Charlene Carruthers
UC Ballroom| 7-9pm

Join us for an evening with national coordinator of the Black Youth Project 100, Charlene Carruthers. Learn about this activist member-based organization dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. For disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Valerie Amoin at vamoin@csumb.edu.

February 13

Soul on Soledad
China Town/ Dorthy's Place | TBA

In honor of Black History Month, Black Students United collaborating with others to bring some Soul to Soledad Street.Selected volunteers will assist Franciscan Workers staff in preparing and serving a Soul-food themed lunch at Dorothy's Kitchen and participate in an Afrocentric inspired Art project. For disability accomadations and more info regarding this event please contact BSU at blackstudentsunited@csumb.edu.

February 18

African American Faculty, Staff, & Student Mixer | Student Services Building 47, 2nd floor Conference Room | 12-2p

Meet and Greet to discuss topical issues.For disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Paula Carter at pcarter@csumb.edu.

What is Black Forum 
Student Center Room 120 | 7-9p   

Have you ever asked what black means to you? Join us as we dive into the matters of race and ethnicity and the role of today's society in our personal definitions of "What is Black?" Wednesday, February 18th, from 7pm-9pm in the Student Center Rm 120. For Disability accommodations and more info regarding this event please contact Black Students Untied (BSU) at blackstudentsunited@csumb.edu.                                      

February 19

Harlem Nights
Student Center East Lounge | 8-10p

 Explore a time in the past where the uprising of the entertainment industry. In the connection with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the showcase will bring awareness of the evolutuion of how black culture has developed through time with monologues, poetry, music, and art pieces.For disability accomodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Mia Elliott at naacp@csumb.edu.

February 20

Black Biology
Student Center West Lounge| 5-7p

Black Students United (BSU) presents, Black Biology. Come and learn about black people in a scientific and educational way with us. Discussions on why certain diseases plague African Americans and what we can do to prevent them or just gain awareness. Friday, February 20th, 5pm-7pm in the West Lounge.For Disability accomadations and more info. regarding this event please contact Black Students United (BSU) at blackstudentsunited@csumb.edu.

February 25

Crowns Event and Fashion Show
UC Ballroom| 6-9p

As a part of Black History Month, this event will feature a fashion show of student and community-made hats during the reciting of excerpts from the play, Crowns.For disability accomodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Carissa Gonzalez at ascultural@csumb.edu.

February 26

NAACP College Chapter Host the NAACP Adult Branch General Meeting
Music Hall | 6-8p

The CSUMB National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) college chapter will host the Adult Branch for their general meeting in Black History Month. This meeting is open to the public and all CSUMB students. For disability accomodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Mia Elliott at naacp@csumb.edu.

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Every Wednesday This Month | Student Center RM 120| 6-8p

Come and join the NAACP for social justice/ civil rights discussions and fellowship every Wednesday at 6 PM in the Student Center Room 120.For disability accommodations and more info. regarding this event please contact Mia Elliott at naacp@csumb.edu.