This Tuesday October 6, 2015, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA will host its annual Black Convocation.
With this year’s theme billed as “Black Bruins Matter” the convocation will bring together Black students and faculty across the UCLA landscape for a night of community.
Christine Simmons, UCLA alumnus and President of the Los Angeles Sparks will give the keynote address. She joins the distinguished list of past speakers including Dr. Lawrence Bobo, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and Peter Taylor, President at the Education Credit Management Corp Foundation.
Founded more than 10 years ago at a time when the need for diversity on the UCLA was apparent, the Black Convocation was created to inform incoming and returning students of the many different organizations, departments, and resources available to serve them around campus.
Dr. Darnell Hunt, director of the Bunche Center hopes to help foster a sense of unity among the Black community. “Because we are such a small part of the UCLA community we have to assert our presence. The convocation allows Black students, faculty and individuals from the larger Black community a chance to come together and network.”
The convocation will be held Tuesday October 6 at 5pm in Haines Hall 118.