African American Studies

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The African American Studies department offer courses in a number of areas. These courses enable students to learn and comprehend the history, culture, and traditions of African and/or African-descent people. It provides students with the curricula necessary to complete the instructional requirements of other departments.

We are committed to providing courses which teach students the skills and proficiencies necessary for successful matriculation and for a successful life. This department is grounded and rooted in the historical, cultural, and intellectual traditions of the African American people. Its existence is established on the premise that the African/African American experience, in time and space, is a legitimate subject of intellectual inquiry and academic endeavor.
 


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Events

African American History Month 2018

  • Month of February, 2018
    African American History Month

    While we strive to celebrate Black heritage throughout the year we take advantage of the spotlight. This year is centered on engaging local institutions, histories, resources, and student voice. Now more than ever it is important that we discuss and find new ways to discuss and analyze the Black experience in America and beyond. Please support our efforts by bringing your class, attending yourself, or simply making the announcement. Spread this far and wide and happy Spring 2018, hope to see you there!!!!

    See flyer for more information.

  • Month of February, 2018
Black History Month Flyer 2018

BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLES
IN THE JIM CROW WEST


Lecture and Discussion:
Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin
African-American Studies Department Chair,
City College of San Francisco

 

 

 

Black History Month Public Lecture Series at San Francisco Public Library:

Saturday, February 3rd,
PORTOLA BRANCH, 2:00-3:30pm

Saturday, February 10th,
BAYVIEW BRANCH, 2:00-3:30pm

Sunday, February 11th,
MAIN LIBRARY, KORET THEATER, 2:00-3:30pm

Visit SFPL.ORG for more details.

  • February 28, 2018
BLACK HISTORY MONTH HBCU 2018

HISTORCALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY TRANSFER INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Presented by the African-American Scholastic/UMOJA Program, the Transfer Center, and African-American Studies

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018
Come learn about the guaranteed admissions agreement and transfer process. California Community College students who meet criteria can be eligible for guaranteed admissions to 9 historically black colleges and universities!

Wednesday, February 28th, 1:00-3:00pm
ROSENBERG LIBRARY, ROOM 305
City College of San Francisco

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
DSPS ACCOMMODATIONS:
415-452-4581-VOICE
415-452-5481-TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (CA RELAY SERVICE)

  • February 13, 2018
Black History Month 2018 Farrar

HARRIET TUBMAN: A FORGOTTEN LEGACY AND FORGOTTEN HISTORY

John Brown’s Harper’s Ferry Raid and
the Battle of Combahee

Lecture and Discussion Presented by:
DR. TARIK FARRAR
African-American Studies Department,
City College of San Francisco


 

Tuesday, February 13TH, 6:00pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Community Room: BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

JOIN US FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES YEAR ROUND AT CCSF!

African American History Month 2017

  • Month of February, 2017
    African American History Month

    While we strive to celebrate Black heritage throughout the year we take advantage of the spotlight. This year is centered on engaging local institutions, histories, resources, and student voice. Now more than ever it is important that we discuss and find new ways to discuss and analyze the Black experience in America and beyond. Please support our efforts by bringing your class, attending yourself, or simply making the announcement. Spread this far and wide and happy Spring 2017, hope to see you there!!!!

    See flyer for more information.

  • December 7, 2016
Black Lives Gray Matter

Black Lives Gray Matter
A Town Hall discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, trauma and healing, and school support. Documentary screening, panel with community activists, open forum for students.

Kristina Williams
5-7pm
MUB 140, CCSF Ocean Campus

  • September 25 and September 27, 2016
Hunters-Point-Uprising-50th-0916-web

History and African American Studies Professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin will be lecturing at Linda Burton Brooks Library, see also her recent article regarding the 1966 Hunter's Point Uprising:

http://sfbayview.com/2016/08/breaking-historical-silence-to-heal-from-historical-wounds-remembering-the-1966-hunters-point-uprising/

  • September 22, 2016
'Unarmed Man Faces Armed Riot Squad' 092866 by UPI

African American Studies Professor Tarik Farrar will be speaking at opening for the library exhibition:

We'll celebrate the Library's exhibition "I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence" (IAMSF)guest curated by Jarrel Phillips and we'll also celebrate the release of "Power in Place" the latest issue of "Race, Poverty, and Environment" (RPE), the national journal for social and environmental justice. This issue features I am SF, City College and Moving Art House, which features writing by History and African American Studies Professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin.

Rosenberg Library, 3rd floor Atrium, Room 305
City College of San Francisco
5pm - 7:30pm

Link to this event at CCSF Library Exhibitions

More Exhibit Info:
Do you want a sneak peek at some of the great articles in this issue?

Power in Place: Introduction talks about how the places we call home are being transformed by development and globalization.

Right to Education / Right to the City is a special section focused on the school "reforms” and land grabs threatening City College of San Francisco. These articles delve deep into the complex intersection of real estate interests and the education "reform" project—and how San Franciscans are organizing to defend their school and fight for the education they deserve.

We hope you can join us for the RP&E release and I Am San Francisco exhibition viewing, refreshments, presentations and performances. Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, Tarik Farrar, Kheven LaGrone, San Francisco Poet Laureate Devorah Major and other contributors to the project will present, and we'll preview a teaser of IAMSF videosPresented by Access Via Exposure (AVE) and Reimagine!

  • Month of April, 2016
Justice for Alex Nieto

Black and Brown Lives Matter

Through April, See the work of Oree Originol in the Reference Case on the 4th Floor in the Rosenberg Library, next to the “New Books.” A collaboration with MEChX de CCSF. Gracias a Lalo Gonzalez.

Link to Black and Brown Lives Matter library exhibition

  • February 2, 2016
    African-American Studies Student Resource Center Grand Opening Day
African-American Studies Student Resource Center Grand Opening Day

Location:
Batmale Hall Room 325, Ocean Campus

Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm

Drop by and see the new student resource center. Our mission is to provide support; to help meet the basic needs of students on campus, and facilitate stronger relationships with African-American Studies faculty and staff.

See flyer for more information.

  • Month of February, 2016
    African-American History Month

African-American History Month Calendar 2016

City College of San Francisco, Rosenberg Library & Learning Resources, African American Studies and Concert & Lecture Series, Celebrate:
African American History Month

Events are held throughout February 2016

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin ■ (415) 239-3509 ■ adunn@ccsf.edu

Lori Brown ■ (415) 452-5585 ■ lbrown@ccsf.edu

See calendar flyer for more information.