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Palomar Black Faculty and Staff Association (PBFSA)

Supporting Black Students, Faculty, and Staff at Palomar College

Umoja Movie Night and Discussion

Palomar San Marcos Campus

Umoja Movie Night and Discussion Presenter: Professor Richard Carr (He/Him/His) Come watch Spike Lee’s “School Daze” and join us in a discussion about colorism and Black representation in higher education. School Daze is a 1988 American musical comedy film written and directed by Spike Lee and starring Lee along with Laurence Fishburne (credited as Larry Fishburne), Giancarlo… Continue Reading Umoja Movie Night and Discussion

Africa’s Legacy in Mexico

Palomar San Marcos Campus

Africa’s Legacy in Mexico Presenter: Professor Sherehe Hollins (She/Her/Hers) This workshop shines light upon Africa’s legacy in Mexico by highlighting the pre Colombian African presence in America, Africa’s influence in Spain, colonialism in New Spain and its effects on the formation of a Mexican identity. The purpose of the workshop is to share a relevant and oftentimes… Continue Reading Africa’s Legacy in Mexico

Mesa Rim (North City) Black History Month Celebration

Mesa Rim Climbing Center 285 Industrial St, San Marcos, CA

Mesa Rim (North City) Black History Month Celebration Come climb with Palomar College’s Umoja Community at Mesa Rim North City to celebrate Black History Month! Free entry and climbing gear. Raffle proceeds will benefit Palomar’s Umoja Club February 22nd, 5 – 8pm Address: 285 Industrial St, San Marcos, CA 92078   Mesa Rim Climbing Center Visitors… Continue Reading Mesa Rim (North City) Black History Month Celebration

Unraveling the Elements of Urban Inspired Art

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Unraveling the Elements of Urban Inspired Art Presenter: Artist Joseph Watson (He/Him/His) In this workshop, artist Joseph Watson will share many examples of his urban inspired works of art that include paintings, drawings and commissioned work throughout his career. His work is story-driven and has a narrative of struggle, inner beauty and persistence, which is something common… Continue Reading Unraveling the Elements of Urban Inspired Art

Two Interpretations of Octavia Butler’s Short Story “Bloodchild”

Palomar San Marcos Campus

Two Interpretations of Octavia Butler’s Short Story “Bloodchild” Presenters: Dr. Rafiki Jenkins (He/His) and Dr. Martin Japtok This workshop will present two differing (though not mutually exclusive) interpretations of Octavia Butler’s famous short story “Bloodchild”, which focuses on a group of humans who have fled Earth and are surviving on a planet whose original inhabitants are insect-like, powerful… Continue Reading Two Interpretations of Octavia Butler’s Short Story “Bloodchild”

Representation Matters!

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Representation Matters! Presenter: Samantha Jean Wilson (She/Her/They) Representation in children’s education and literature and how it matters to our holistic development as a society. This will feature original educational material from the 1950’s through today. February 26th, 6:00-7:30pm Zoom Link: https://palomar-edu.zoom.us/j/93292738887

Blood Drive

Palomar College LRC Building

Help save a life by donating blood! February 27th, 9:00-3:00pm Palomar College San Marcos Campus Library (LRC Building)

Black Deaf History

Palomar San Marcos Campus

Black Deaf History Presenter: Professor David Hamilton (He/Him) This workshop will cover Black deaf history dated from segregation in the early 1900’s and the development of their own sign language – ” Black Sign Language”. February 27th, TBD

Culinary Therapy: Impact of the African Diaspora on Food and Medicine Practices

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Culinary Therapy: Impact of the African Diaspora on Food and Medicine Practices Presenter: Mercedes Tiggs (She/Her) Uncover the historical and cultural roots of African Diasporic cuisine. Learn how the movement of people across continents has influenced the development of unique flavors, cooking techniques, and medicinal practices that are deeply intertwined with the African Diaspora’s identity. February 27th,… Continue Reading Culinary Therapy: Impact of the African Diaspora on Food and Medicine Practices

Blood Drive

Palomar College LRC Building

Help save a life by donating blood! February 28th, 9:00-3:00pm Palomar College San Marcos Campus Library (LRC Building)

The Rhythm Keepers – What Happened to Baby Esther

Palomar San Marcos Campus

The Rhythm Keepers – "Whatever Happened to Baby Esther?" Presenter: Kellie Davis (She/Her) “Whatever happened to Baby Esther?” is an auxiliary short play that accompanies a full-length play entitled “The Rhythm Keepers”. The Rhythm Keepers and its canon of workshops explore the themes of grief, mental health, and the often stolen and forgotten history of Black cultural… Continue Reading The Rhythm Keepers – What Happened to Baby Esther

Black History Month Fair 2024

San Marcos Main Campus-Student Union 1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA

We will hold our Black History Month Fair on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10am to 2pm, to help usher in a month-long commemoration of Black History Month. This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with our Palomar College community.