Celebrating Juneteenth: Advancing Black Student Access and Success

June 13, 2022

Date: Monday, June 13, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Student Center Ballrooms B and C

In support of the California State University (CSU) Inaugural Juneteenth Symposium, Sonoma State University is proud to presentCelebrating Juneteenth: Advancing Black Student Access and Success.” This inaugural event aims to bring awareness of Juneteenth Emancipation Day and to represent the diverse, lived experiences of the Black community at Sonoma State University and within Sonoma County. Participants will use their unified and collective voice to develop a preliminary set of goals, measurable objectives and action steps to advance African American student access and success.

​Event Goals

  1. Celebrate Juneteenth – and the Black community's delayed but ultimate freedom from slavery.
  2. Represent the diverse, lived experiences of the Black community at Sonoma State University and within Sonoma County.
  3. Utilize our unified and collective voice to develop a preliminary set of goals, measurable objectives and action steps to advance African American student access and success.

Agenda

  • Land Acknowledgement 
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • University Welcome
  • Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) Juneteenth Welcome
  • Juneteenth Trivia
  • SSU Black Student and Employee Profiles 
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Sonoma County, Santa Rosa 
  • Juneteenth Trivia
  • Snack, Stretch, Break, and Network 
  • Panel Discussion: Sonoma County Black Leaders
  • Keynote and Spoken Word
  • Juneteenth Trivia
  • Closing Remarks​

​Event Co-Sponsors

  • Associated Students (AS)
  • Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)
  • The Division of Student Affairs (DSA)
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

For questions about this event please contact Tramaine Austin-Dillon, Interim Manager, HUB Cultural Center at austindi@sonoma.edu