CSU Dominguez Hills celebrates Black History Month 2012 with a number of lectures and events. Dateline Dominguez will be covering many of these events as well as profiling a few of the accomplishments and contributions of African American students, faculty, programs and academic departments on campus.
“Believing, Building, Becoming”—those words set the theme for Black History Month at California State University, Dominguez Hills. A number of campus groups have lectures, events and/or other activities planned throughout February, the month that is nationally designated to highlight the contributions of the black people to history and culture. …(more)
Church has long been the heart and soul of the African American community, and when the California State University system was looking at effective ways to increase college-going rates among black students, the church was a natural starting point. And since 2005, CSU president, vice presidents and Chancellor Charlie Reed—along with students and staff from the 23 campuses—have been visiting black churches throughout the state during the month of February for an event that is known as Super Sunday. Between northern and southern California, the CSU will be visiting 102 churches this year. …(more)
On Monday, Feb. 13, the California African American Political and Economic Institute (CAAPEI) at California State University, Dominguez Hills presents “Building Economically Sustainable Communities through Small Business Development,” a lecture by Aubry L. Stone, president/CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce and director of the California Black Chamber Foundation. The lecture will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Loker Student Union. …(more)
View photos from the special Black History Month lectures that have been organized throughout the month of February.
The signs had been there for several years that Justelle Cain would go to Africa one day. They were subtle at first: a conversation about a friend’s trip to Morocco that piqued Cain’s interest in the country; then a comparative studies course on African and American culture that made her think more about her own African heritage. …(more)
For California State University, Dominguez Hills alumnus Thabiti Asukile (Class of ’95, B.S. Africana studies), learning to read critically revealed deeper, more comprehensive insights into American history – including contributions of great African American thinkers. …(more)