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Black Hxstory Month 2019

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

Seaside Black History Month Art Reception and Program

Art gallery opens on Feb 4th, 2019. Special Program and Reception on Sunday, February 17th, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Contact Mrs. Ruthie Watts for more information at

Stranger Fruit Screening

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:30 pm Student Center, East Lounge

A documentary on the death of Michael Brown Jr in Ferguson, MO. The film follows the shooting that led to the riots in Ferguson and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. For questions or accommodations, contact

All Black Gala; Lessons From Ferguson

Sun Feb 10th, 6 to 10 pm, University Center Ballroom

This is a formal event celebrating Black Hxstory and the immense diversity of Black culture and brilliance. This year's program will reflect on the events leading up to Ferguson, MO., as well as engage in cultivating strategies for healing and social transformation. Our keynote speakers are Michael Brown Sr., Marcellus Buckley, and Dr. David Ragland. Tickets: CSUMB Students Free, Staff/Faculty = $5.00, Community = $10.00, VIP = $15. Tickets can be found in the University Tickets page.

King:  A Filmed Record from Montgomery to Memphis

Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 pm, Part 2

This film chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King’s creation and leadership of the nonviolent campaign in the Civil Rights Movement and follows Dr. King’s journey, from his early days in Alabama, at the forefront of the Monterey Bus Boycott, to the campaign to integrate public facilities in Birmingham in the early 1960s, and the March on Washington during which King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. A free public event presented by the Center.

Super Saturday

Sat Feb 23rd, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, University Center Ballroom

In its continuing efforts to improve the preparation and graduation rates of African Americans, CSUMB is hosting a Community Forum that all are welcome to attend. Registration Required!

NCBI Welcoming Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop

Fri Mar 1st, 8:30 to 4:30 pm, Health and Wellness Services (bldg 80) Conference Room (90)

Free lunch. For students, staff, and faculty.

NAACP@CSUMB 8th Annual Black History Month Meeting

Thu Feb 28th from 7 to 8:30, University Center Living Room.

Welcoming new CSUMB Black/African Heritage staff & faculty

Guest Speaker: Brian Corpening

Honorees: Helen Rucker, Monica Mapp, George Station

Greetings from Alliance: Paula Carter

Ongoing Programs in the Month of February

Historically Black Church Tour

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  • Feb 3 = Holy Assembly Missionary, Marina
  • Feb 10 = Friendship Baptist Church, Seaside
  • Feb 17 = Greater Victory Temple, Seaside
  • Feb 24 = Emmanuel, Seaside
  • Mar 3 = Bethel Missionary Baptist, Seaside
  • Mar 10 = New Hope Baptist, Seaside
  • Mar 31 = Lighthouse Full Gospel, Seaside
  • Apr 7 = Hays Christian Methodist Episcopal, Seaside
  • Apr 21 = 1st Baptist, Pacific Grove
  • Apr 28 = Community Mission Baptist, Pacific Grove
  • May 5 = Christian Memorial Tabernacle, Pacific Grove

Harambee African Heritage Men's Support Group

Mondays from 3:30 to 5pm, Feb 4th through May 6th, Health and Wellness Services (bldg 80) Conference Room (90) Scheduled Guest Speakers (so far):

  • Feb 4 = Mel Mason
  • Feb 11 = Tyller Williamson, Monterey City Councilman
  • Feb 18 = Purposeful Service (Steven Goings)
  • Feb 24 = Chief Abdul Pridgen, Seaside Police
  • Mar 4 = Allen McClellan, Master Resiliency Trainer
  • Mar 25 = Jon Wizard, Monterey City Councilman
  • Apr 8 = Mayor Ian Oglesby, City of Seaside
  • Apr 29 = Antonio Robinson, Africana Heritage Scholars Program Director

NAACP@CSUMB Anti-Complacency Series

Regular bi-weekly club meetings on Wednesdays at 6PM, Student Center West Lounge: Jan 30, Feb 13 & 27, Mar 13 & 27, Apr 11 & 25

Planned events include: Poetry Slam, White Silence = Violence Discussion, Minority Faculty Town Hall, Community Policing, Voter Registration Drives.

Black Folks Calendar

Just put "CSUMB Black Folks Calendar" in the CSUMB google calendar search and you have access to the Black Folks Calendar.