Skip to main content

System Status: 

UC San Diego Black Staff Association Past Events

Find past UC San Diego Black Staff Association (BSA) events.

2020 - 2021 Events

JUNE

ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Join us for a celebration of Black Excellence with lively entertainment and discussion on our rich Black history and culture! CELEBRATE FREEDOM. CELEBRATE US.

Thursday, June 17th | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Registration |

 This session will be recorded. 

Event Flyer click here 

 

MAY

THE HEALING – TRANSCENDING THE PAIN OF RACISM

A two-part workshop series at UC San Diego, facilitated by Professor Starla Lewis.  This series provides a safe space for the black staff to identify, discuss, and heal from the pain of racism and the challenge of being black in the workplace. 

Event Sponsors: Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion | Human Resources

  • WORKSHOP 1

Wednesday, May 6th | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Registration |

Audience: Workshop 1 is intended for Black UC San Diego Staff, Faculty, and Administrators ONLY.

  • WORKSHOP 2

Wednesday, May 20th | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Registration |

Audience: Workshop 1 is intended for Black UC San Diego Staff, Faculty, and Administrators ONLY.

This session will not be recorded. 

Event Flyer click here 

 

MARCH

General Body Meeting - "How will these initiatives affect, impact and influence the Black experience at UC San Diego?"

  • Black Academic Excellence Initiative
    • Dr. Diane Forbes-Berthoud – Assistant Vice Chancellor - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Black Alumni Scholarship Fund
    • Ed Spriggs (Retired) – Associate Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 3:00 PM | Registration |

This session will be recorded. 

Event Flyer click here

 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month 2021 - The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Presidents' Day Forum - "Making History and Changing the Conversation"

  • Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:30 - 1:00 PM | Zoom |

Event Flyer click here

 

JANUARY

General Body Meeting

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 12:00 PM | Zoom |

Event Flyer click here

 

2020 Events

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

SHOLA RICHARDS WEBINARS – Addressing Anti-Blackness: How to Sustain a Culture of Inclusion, Equity, and Anti-Racism at UC San Diego.

The highly engaging Addressing Anti-Blackness webinars will provide the audience with the information, strategies, and key actions necessary to engage in this important work and to sustain it as well.

Visit the UC San Diego Staff Association site for additional details and a video from Shola Richards!

Closed Captions will be available.  To ensure your accommodations to participate in these webinars, contact Joanna Boval at jboval@ucsd.edu.  Requests for accommodations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the webinar. 

For ALL STAFF

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

For HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

For BLACK STAFF

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

All sessions will be recorded. 

Event Flyer click here

 

JULY / AUGUST

BORN FREE – HEALING & TRANSCENDING RACISM

A four-part workshop series at UC San Diego, facilitated by Professor Starla Lewis.  This series provides a safe space for the campus community to discuss, understand, and address systemic racism. 

  • WORKSHOP 1: HEALING & EDUCATION: AMERICAN VALUES

Thursday, July 16 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Audience: Workshop 1 is intended for Black UC San Diego Staff, Faculty, and Administrators ONLY.

  • WORKSHOP 2: HEALING & EDUCATION: IDENTIFYING RACISM

Wednesday, July 22 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Audience: Black Faculty, Administrators, Staff, Allies, and Supporters

  •  WORKSHOP 3: HEALING & EDUCATION: I AM MY OWN SELF VALIDATION

Thursday, July 30 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Audience: Black Faculty, Administrators, Staff, Allies, Supporters, and UC Black Affinity Groups

  • WORKSHOP 4: HEALING & EDUCATION: FREEING THE SPIRIT OF RACISM

Wednesday, August 5 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Audience: Black Faculty, Administrators, Staff, Allies, Supporters, and UC Black Affinity Groups

Event flyer (PDF)

Kindly please forward this invitation to others who may be interested in learning through this unique no-cost Healing & Transcending Racism series.

2013 - 2014 Events

Black History Month 2014

6th Annual President's Day Forum
February 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cross-Cultural Center (Communidad Room) – Price Center East, 2nd Floor
Event flyer (PDF)
RSVP now

2012 - 2013 Events

2011 - 2012 Events

Black History Month 2012

1st Annual Nguzo Saba and Sankofa Awards: Recognizing Excellence
June 5, 2012
12noon - 1pm

These awards were given in recognition of either exemplifying one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or in the case of the Sankofa Award demonstrating a high level of leadership and committment to "Learning from Our Past to Build Our Future."

2012 Award Recipients:

Umoja (Unity) Glynda Davis
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) Veronica Henson-Phillips
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)  LaWana Richmond
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) Stephen Lawler
Nia (Purpose) Professor Ivan Evans
Kuumba (Creativity) Theotis Duncan
Imani (Faith) April Hunter-Smiley
Sankofa (Learning from the Past to Build Our Future) Paula Doss

   

Career Development Forum
May 17, 2012
Noon - 1 p.m.

Presented by Vicky Newman, MS, RD
Moderated by Millicent Scott, Sr. Employment Advisor, Human Resources

Panelists:

Michael Yates, Director of Employment, Community Outreach, and HR Information Technology
Paula Doss, Director of Staff Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity
Grace Balch, Director of Staff Education & Development
Caprece Speaks-Toler, Interim Director of Compensation


Food for Thought: Healthy Foods to Savor
April 3, 2012
Noon - 1 p.m.

Presidents' Day Roundtable Discussion
February 23, 2012
Noon - 1 p.m.  
Thurgood Marshall College Room, Price Center

Lively discussion and light refreshments.

Panelists:

Dr. Willie Blair, Chair BAPAC
Joanne Fields, BAPAC & 100 Strong
Glynda Davis, Asst. Chancellor Diversity & BSA Member

A Taste of Africa, Black History Month Luncheon
February 16, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Taste selected African dishes, enjoy entertainment, browse vendors and information tables, and connect with old and new colleagues.

January 26th General Body Meeting
Living Your Life in Balance: Mentally, Physically & Spiritually
Featuring:Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat, MD, FACOG

Thursday, January 26, 2012
12noon—1pm
Conference Room 111A, Chancellor's Complex
UC San Diego
Light refreshments will be served.

A vibrant, nationally-known speaker, Dr. Carolle delights her audiences with her magnetism, humor, and charm.
She relates to any audience, motivating participants to take control of their lives.

*Attendees will take with them a better understanding of themselves, their values, and their futures.
*To protect your privacy, index cards will be available for writing down questions which will be read by a reader.

Flavors of Diversity Luncheon
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
International Center
$8 BSA, PASA, C/LSA members
$9 nonmembers
bsa@ucsd.edu for tickets

Fall Kickoff and Welcome Reception
Friday, October 7, 2011
5 - 8 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Student Services Center

2010 - 2011 Events

Open Enrollment and Stress Less Holiday Season
November 10, 2010 
Noon - 1 p.m.
Red Shoe Room, Price Center

Annual Presidents' Day Roundtable Discussion
February 17, 2011
12noon - 1pm
Thurgood Marshall College Room, Price Center

Soul Food Luncheon at Porters Pub
February 23, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

BSA Business Discussion and Visioning
April 14, 2011 
Noon - 1 p.m.
Conf. Rm 111A

Facilitated by Ryan Davies, Dale Carnegie Trainer

BSA Brown Bag Candidates Forum and Logo Discussion
May 18, 2011 
Noon - 1 p.m.
ERC Conf. Rm, Price Center West

BSA Medical Center Meet and Greet
June 29, 2011 Noon - 1 p.m.
UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest
Administrative Conference Rm  1-117

General Body Meetings (Noon - 1 p.m.)

October 6, 2010 - Thurgood Marshall Room, Price Center

January 25, 2011 - Chancellor's Complex, Conference Room 111A

April 5, 2011 - Chancellor's Complex, Conference Room 111A

June 7, 2011 - Chancellor's Complex, Conference Room 111A