February is Black Futures Month

Chancellor Gary May stands with students at the Center of African Diaspora Student Success
Chancellor Gary May visits with students at the Center of African Diaspora Student Success.

This month we honor the legacies of African Americans and Diasporic peoples who helped shape our country, while also taking the opportunity to strengthen our community and empower our future.

Black Futures Month at UC Davis spotlights a theme of “Supporting Future, Art and Knowledge,” with a variety of events that highlight Black excellence and inclusion on campus.

UC Davis’ African Continuum presents the ninth annual Black Convocation on Saturday, Feb. 9, a celebration of culture that includes networking opportunities and other resources to promote academic success. On Sunday, Feb. 24, the UC Davis Women's Resources and Research Center presents “And the Category Is: Blackness, Queerness and Living Out Loud.” This event features a keynote from Dominique Jackson, the activist and actress from POSE, the hit musical series on FX.

Our rich diversity and support of underrepresented students are among UC Davis’ greatest strengths. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to learn, appreciate and empower throughout Black Futures Month. Please see the accompanying calendar for a full list of events. 

Black Futures Month

View this calendar as a PDF.

 

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