All Black Gala
The All Black Gala is a formal event that celebrates Black hxstory and the immense diversity of Black culture, brilliance, and lived experiences. Created through a partnership of the Otter Cross Cultural Center and Associated Students of CSUMB, and now the Center for Black Student Success, the aim of this event is to foster belongingness and cultivate community amongst various campus populations in order to address campus retention, progression, and graduation. By bringing together students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members, this event offers opportunities to build networks, learn from one another, and partake in critical and contemporary discussions that impact society.
2022 All Black Gala: Helen Rucker Center for Black Excellence Reception
April 24, 2022, 4:00pm — 6:00pm
5118 Inter-Garrison Road., Seaside, CA 93955
Join us as we celebrate the honorees that were commemorated at the February 2022 All Black Gala. Come together to enjoy an afternoon of light hors d'oeuvres, socialize, and participate in a silent art auction (all contributions will go to the Helen Rucker Center for Black Excellence). If you are unable to attend, but still wish to contribute, please consider making a donation using the link above.
Parking permits are required. RSVP required. Semi-formal attire atmosphere.
2022 All Black Gala
February 26, 2022, 7:00pm — 8:30pm
The event is being held to celebrate Black excellence in Monterey County. The theme is Re-Connecting to Monterey County’s Historic Black Community: Honoring Black Excellence Past, Present, and Future. The event will include a special performance by Daniel Summerhill.
This year our honorees are:
|Zah-Rah LaTour||Antoinette Anderson||Jessica Newman||Edward Armstrong|
|Marcus Garrett||Tyller Williamson||Lynne White-Dixon||Helen Rucker|
- 2017: Dr. Angela Davis
- 2018: Shaun King
- 2019: Mike Brown Sr. & Dr. David Ragland
- 2020: Kevin Willmott
- 2021: Dr. Brittney Cooper