Black History Month

Empowering Black Culture – February 2024


Week 1: Opening Ceremony

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Title: Empowering Black Culture

Mistress of Ceremony: Markeshia Iverson, Vice President, African American Faculty & Staff Association

Location: OAB Auditorium

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Empowering Black Culture

  • Welcome Remarks: Dr. Lataria Hall, Vice President of Student Services.
  • Invocation: Lawrence Clinckscales, Pastor, Second Baptist Church
  • Black National Anthem: Deborah Lewis, FCC Instructor
  • Libation Ceremony: Professor Auguste Kouadio & Professor Ronda Kelley, African American Studies Faculty
  • Greetings and Acknowledgement of Guest: Markeshia Iverson, Vice President, AAFSA
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Little, CEO, Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Acknowledgement & Closing Words: Markeshia Iverson, Vice President, AAFSA
  • Closing Prayer: Lawrence Clinckscales, Pastor, Second Baptist Church

Week 2:

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Title: Fresno Chapter Association of Black Social Workers

Location: OAB 188

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM

Title: Umoja Presents: Porch Talk - Black Love & Pride

Location: OAB 251

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Title: Black Wellness & Prosperity Center

Presenter: Tash Manning, Black Infant Health Program Coordinator

Location: OAB 188

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Title: A Night in Black History Community Event

Black Student Associations @ Design Science Middle College High School

Location: FCC Cafeteria

Week 3:

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM

Title: HBCU Spring 2024 Caravan

Contact Jessica Shadrick, Transfer Center Counsler/Coordinator

Location: OAB 251

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Title: Scholarship Workshop

Presenter: Josephine Llanos, FCC Scholarship Specialist 

Location: OAB 251

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM

Title: Lecture Series - Book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Presenter: Mr. Auguste Kouadio 

Location: LI 107

Week 4:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Title: Financial Literacy

Presenter: Hasan Muhammad

Location: OAB 172

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM

Title: CalTrans Careers & Opportunities

Location: OAB 251

Week 5: Closing Ceremony

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Title: Building Generational Wealth - Real Estate

Presenter: Anthony Bishop - Realtor

Location: OAB 251

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 6:30PM

Title: Speaker's Forum Presents - Chuck D - Hip Hop Influence on Culture and Society

Location: OAB Auditorium

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Title: Closing Ceremony

Location: OAB Auditorium