If you’re searching for spaces of solidarity in staying woke on campus, then check out the CSUF African American Resource Center to engage in community and build a sense of belonging. The African American Resource Center (AARC) is a home away from home and a visual presence on campus for the black community that promotes black excellence, black love, black boy joy, and black girl magic. Here are five AARC events to get involved and celebrate Black History Month.
Black History Month President’s Reception
This year’s Black History Month President’s Reception will spotlight black excellence of the past and present with activist and educator, Gwen Alexis, as the keynote speaker. Share in the beauty and pride of an evening honoring black power throughout history.
– Feb. 27 at TSU Portola Pavilion AB from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Stay Woke: Diversity, Leadership, Donald Trump, and the Future of America
The AARC’s final event for Black History Month featuring Kevin Powell, a political activist, poet, writer, and entrepreneur, leading a discussion to help black students take on the challenge of forging change.
– Feb. 28 in PLN 130 at 1 p.m.
Once a month on Wednesday, the AARC puts on events in the quad or along Titan Walk that showcase pride and representations of black culture. Be on the lookout for the Black Olympics games and join in on the fun for the next Black Wednesday.
– March 6 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Movie Discussion: Hidden Figures
Snack on some popcorn at the AARC while watching movies that demonstrate the greatness of black talent and storytelling, and also bring forth issues that impact black students’ lives. Afterward, the center holds a discussion session for students to explore the issues raised.
– March 14 in the AARC from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Let’s Chat: Black Masculinity
Let’s talk about how the AARC encourages open dialogue during the Let’s Chat series that feature different topics of concern for the black community on campus. Discussions are facilitated by staff or faculty and serve as a space for students to process and engage in what it means to be black.
– April 9 in the AARC from 1 to 2:30 p.m.