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Throughout the month of February (and a little before and after), UC is celebrating Black History Month — an official recognition of the incredible and lasting impact and achievements of the Black community. To help you engage with colleagues during this month, we’ve compiled virtual events at all UC campuses relating to contemporary and historic Black culture, as well as social justice. All events included below are free and accessible to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

Follow UC’s social accounts (Facebook: University of California, Twitter: @uofcalifornia, Instagram: @uofcalifornia and TikTok: @universityofcalifornia) throughout February for more stories of Black history and culture at UC.

Have we missed something from your UC location? Contact ucnetwork@universityofcalifornia.edu to add or edit an event.

All listings reflect Pacific Time. Select the event title for more information and/or to register. 

Events

Addressing Racial Trauma in Legal Education
Jan. 18, 4 – 5 p.m.
UC Law SF, Center for Racial and Economic Justice

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – Anna Law
Jan. 19, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
UC Law SF, Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship and Equality 

Prevention. Purpose. Partnership: Prevalent health concerns impacting the Black community
Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
UC San Diego Black Staff Association

Affirmative Action and Equity in Academia: To Be or Not to Be — Keith Norris, M.D., Ph.D.
Feb. 1, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
UCLA School of Medicine

Black Staff Leadership Roundtable
Feb. 1, 11:05 – 11:50 a.m. 
Council of UC Staff Assemblies

Beyond Soul Food: Black Women’s Leadership in American Food Culture
Feb. 1, 5 – 6:15 p.m.
UC Davis, The Robert Mondavi Institute and UC Davis Library 

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – David Fitzgerald
Feb. 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
UC Law SF, Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship and Equality 

Feminismos afro-colombianos: polítcas anti-racistas, producción de conocimientos y artivismos (Colombian Afro-Feminisms: Anti-Racist Politics, Knowledge Production, and Art-Activism)
Feb. 3, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies 

Fowler Talks: Destination Crenshaw x UCLA
Feb. 6, 5 – 6 p.m.
UCLA, Fowler Museum

Health Care as a Radical Act of Social Justice — Elaine Batchlor, M.D., M.P.H.
Feb. 8, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
UCLA School of Medicine

BSFO Scholarship Award Ceremony
Feb. 10, 2 – 3 p.m.
Award ceremony Zoom link | Meeting ID: 921 0353 0440 | Passcode: 822930
Office of the President Black Staff and Faculty Organization

Californian Black Trailblazers — Dr. Shirley Weber, CA Secretary of State
Feb. 13, 1 – 2 p.m.
Shirley Weber Zoom link
Office of the President Black Staff and Faculty Organization

Californian Black Trailblazers — Allensworth State Historic Park
Feb. 14, 12 – 1 p.m.
Allensworth Zoom link
Office of the President Black Staff and Faculty Organization

Pursuing Pharmacoequity: Race and Novel Drugs in the U.S. — Utibe Essien, M.D., M.P.H.
Feb. 15, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
UCLA School of Medicine

Californian Black Trailblazers — “Summer of Soul” Film Screening
Feb. 15, 3 – 5 p.m.
Summer of Soul Zoom link
Office of the President Black Staff and Faculty Organization

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – Tendayi Achiume
Feb. 16, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
UC Law SF, Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship and Equality 

Californian Black Trailblazers — Blacks in Tech
Feb. 16, 1 – 2 p.m.
Blacks in Tech Zoom link
Office of the President Black Staff and Faculty Organization

Californian Black Trailblazers — Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop
Feb. 17, 1 – 2 p.m.
Hip-Hop Zoom link
Office of the President Black Staff and Faculty Organization

Our People, Our Patients, Our Community: Guiding UCLA Health’s Journey to Achieve Health Equity and Justice – Medell Briggs-Malonson, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.S.
Feb. 22, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
UCLA School of Medicine

Ebony Visions and Cowrie Shell Dreams: A Journey Through the World of Black Children’s Literature
Feb. 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
UC Berkeley, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Music and Justice Concert and Talk
Feb. 26, 2 p.m. — Conversation with Darius Brubeck, Arturo O’Farrill, Larry Blumenfeld and Wayne Winborne. Conversation livestream link
Feb. 26, 4 p.m. — Two-part concert featuring three musical works. Concert livestream link

Race, Citizenship, and Equality Colloquium – Erwin Chemerinsky
March 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
UC Law SF, Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship and Equality 

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