Otter Cross Cultural Center

All Black Gala

The All Black Gala is a formal event that celebrates Black history 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, 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.

Past Speakers:

  • 2017: Dr. Angela Davis
  • 2018: Shaun King
  • 2019: Mike Brown Sr. & Dr. David Ragland
  • 2020: Kevin Willmott
  • 2021: Dr. Brittney Cooper