2nd Annual Black Power Matters

Event Date                                                                                              Contact
Friday, February 21, 2020                                                                        Mary Roaf
(5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Location                                                                                                 Email
Stanislaus State                                                                                      Mroaf@csustan.edu
Mary Stuart Rogers 130 (MSR)                                       

Who's invited                                                                                         Parking Available
Open to Public                                                                                         Lot 2

Event Accommodations
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email cafllejemeyer@csustan.edu or call (209) 667-3127 in advance of the event.

        2nd Annual Black Power Matters: Sankofa-Making our Future by Reclaiming our Past

Black Power Matters FlyerThe 2020 Ethnic Studies Black History Month event at Stanislaus State will take place this year on Friday, February 21st from 5 pm-8 pm in MSR 130. A workshop on Angela's Narrative, performed by Valerie Holmes, reconstructs the experiences of one of the first kidnapped Africans brought to Colonial Jamestown in 1619. It is scheduled from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm on February 21 and will be held in the Diversity Center. This year we have a variety of leaders and artists who will speak about issues impacting social justice and African Americans from 1619-2019 and to 2020, in the Central Valley and beyond.

Program: Student performers, including the Grant High School Drum Line, panelists, and a workshop and performer who reconstructs the experiences of one of the first kidnapped Africans brought to colonial Virginia in 1619 will share their experiences with advocacy and activism in these areas:

  • Reclaiming the narratives of slavery and colonization
  • Activism in the Black LGBTQ+ community, focusing on advocacy that has created the first transgender cultural district in the world
  • Activism on disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline in the Central Valley