UC Davis Today: Celebrating black culture and history

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Celebrating black culture and history

In observance of the richness and depth of black culture and history, UC Davis will hold an events-packed Black Family Week, Feb. 13-17.

Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center, Black Family Week recognizes the history and presence of African Americans on campus and beyond. This year’s theme is, “Resilience: Supporting One Another to Exceed Expectations.”

Events planned include a Black History Month Book Display at the Women’s Resources and Research Center through Feb. 29 and a Black History Month Trivia contest every Thursday night in February at the Silo (upstairs). Looking ahead, the campus will hold Black Family Day on May 19.

The Cross Cultural Center annually organizes awareness weeks like Black Family Week, and others dedicated to Native Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Chicano/Latinos and people of mixed heritage.

(UC Davis students perform an impromptu dance during the 2011 Black Family Day on the Quad at UC Davis. Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

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