Programs & Workshops

The Black Resource Center (BRC) will host workshops per month, in addition collaborations with students groups, USFCA departments, and the wider USFCA Community. If you are interested in collaborating, please visit our Collaboration Request page to learn more. 

 

February 2024 

  • 2024 Black History Month Programming can be accessed here
  • How We Got Here: Alumni Entrepreneurs | Feb 8, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | RSVP Here | Do you want to start a business? Join us for an inspiring event where accomplished USF alumni will share their career journeys and insights into growing businesses and insights into the life of an entrepreneur.
  • Melanated Mental Health Mondays | Feb 26, 2024 | 3:30 - 4:30pm | Toler 122 | RSVP HereMelanated Mental Health Mondays is a monthly workshop series for USF Students from Black and African-diaspora communities. This workshop series focuses on topics impacting the mental health of Black and African-diaspora identified students at USF. The workshop series will be held the last Monday of the Month starting with Black History Month. Discussions will be led by Jevon Rice PsyD on the final Monday of each month. Series supported by CAPS and BASE.

March 2024

  • Alumni Night: Celebrating the Legacy of Black Graduate Students at USF | March 8, 2024 | McLaren | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | RSVP
  • Melanated Mental Health Mondays | March 25, 2024 | 3:30 - 4:30pm | Toler 122 | RSVP HereMelanated Mental Health Mondays is a monthly workshop series for USF Students from Black and African-diaspora communities. This workshop series focuses on topics impacting the mental health of Black and African-diaspora identified students at USF. The workshop series will be held the last Monday of the Month starting with Black History Month. Discussions will be led by Jevon Rice PsyD on the final Monday of each month. Series supported by CAPS and BASE.

April 2024

  • Senior Sit-Down | TBD  Are you graduating soon? Join BASE Staff for a roundtable open discussion on life after graduation. Food will be provided.
  • Melanated Mental Health Mondays | April 29, 2024 | 3:30 - 4:30pm | Toler 122 | RSVP HereMelanated Mental Health Mondays is a monthly workshop series for USF Students from Black and African-diaspora communities. This workshop series focuses on topics impacting the mental health of Black and African-diaspora identified students at USF. The workshop series will be held the last Monday of the Month starting with Black History Month. Discussions will be led by Jevon Rice PsyD on the final Monday of each month. Series supported by CAPS and BASE.

 

May 2024

  • Black Resource Center End of Year Celebration | TBD | 
  • 27th Annual Vizuri Kabisa Ceremony | May 16, 2023 | St. Ignatius Church | Ceremony Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Reception: 7:30-8:30 p.m. | RSVP Here

September 2023

  • Mini Friday Block Party | September 14, 2023 | Tarantino Plaza| 11:45am - 12:45pm 
  • BASE Field Day | September 29, 2023 | University Center 402/403| 5 - 7:00pm | RSVP Link 

October 2023

  • UCSF Medical Student Panel | October 4, 2023 | Romero Room - University Ministry | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | RSVP Link Join Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) and UCSF Student National Medical Association (SNMA) to learn about the journey to Medical School. 
  • Breath of Fresh Air (Black Wellness Event) | October 5, 2023 | University Center 4th Floor Cultural Center| 7 - 8:30pm | RSVP Link 
  • CASA Major / Minor Fair | October 24, 2023 | 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | McLaren Complex (McLaren 251-252)
  • Mini Friday Block Party | October 26, 2023 | 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | UC 1 - Attrium 
  • Movie Night Before Halloween: CandyMan | October 30, 2023 | McLaren 251 | 7 - 9:00 pm | RSVP Link 

November 2023

  • National First-Generation Day Celebration | November 8, 2023 | 5 - 6:00 pm | McLaren 250 | RSVP Link 
  • How We Got Here: A Conversation with USF Alumni in the Higher Education Sector | November 9, 2023 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.  |  Fromm Hall | Berman Conference Room  | RSVP LinkLight refreshments will be provided. 
  • Black Dons Dialogue | November 15, 2023 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm | UC 4th Cultural Center | RSVP Link  Refreshments will be provided. 
  • Multicultural Community Meet-Up! | September 14, 2022 | Intercultural Center UC 411 / 412 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Was your upbringing influenced by various cultures and traditions? How does your heritage play a role in self-expression? Do you identify as multi-racial or multicultural? Come to the Cultural Centers and build community with us in our Multicultural Community Meet-ups! Through conversation, activities, games, and food we’ll explore our different identities and who we are as intersectional individuals.

  • Welcome BLACK 2022 | September 15, 2022 | McLaren Conference Center 251 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PSTJoin us as we come together in fellowship with fellow Black Students, Staff, Faculty and Librarians. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. 

  • Black Transfer Student Mix and Mingle Social | September 20, 2022 | Lo Schiavo - Getty Lounge | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Register Here Welcome Back and Greetings to new and returning Black-identified transfer students at USF. Join your fellow peers and BASE staff for a student social aimed towards creating community and connections!

  • Secure the Bag: Ballin' on a College Budget | September 27, 2022 | Zoom | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Being an adult, taking classes, and managing your finances all at the same time is definitely not easy! Join us as we discuss the best tips and tricks to prioritize and manage your budget.  

  • Let's Dap Up Dons: Returning "Home" | December 6, 2022 | Intercultural Center UC 411 / 412 | 6 - 7:00 p.m. | Registration Link Listen and learn with your USF peers on how to cope or handle scenarios of change when returning home for the Winter Break with CAPS Professional - Dr. Jevon Rice! 

  • Let's Dap Up Dons: Black Club & Org Town Hall | September 22, 2022 | Cultural Center - UC 4th Floor | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m On behalf of the BASE Initiative, Let's Dap Up Dons Series: Our first program, Black Town Hall! This program will prioritize select members of the community that holds positions within the executive boards of all the black student organizations on campus! Your attendance is highly encouraged to connect with fellow members supporting the black USF community! 

  • Black Student Resource Fair | October 11, 2022 | Privett Plaza | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Register Here The Black Student Resource Fair aims to build  community and belonging of new and continuing undergraduate and graduate Black students at USF. Participants will have an opportunity to network with Black student clubs and organizations as well as USF offices that enhance their scholarly achievement, personal advancement, and career readiness.

  • Multicultural Community Meet-Up! | October 12, 2022 | Intercultural Center UC 411 / 412 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Was your upbringing influenced by various cultures and traditions? How does your heritage play a role in self-expression? Do you identify as multi-racial or multicultural? Come to the Cultural Centers and build community with us in our Multicultural Community Meet-ups! Through conversation, activities, games, and food we’ll explore our different identities and who we are as intersectional individuals.

  • Black Graduate Student Mixer | October 12, 2022 | Barrel Head | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Register Here Meet and mingle with fellow Black graduate students across USF! Learn about future events, and workshops offered by the BRC. Enjoy food, refreshments, games and more! Note: You must be 21 years of age and older to attend this event. 

  • Let's Dap Up: Navigating Predominantly White Spaces | October 20, 2022 | Cultural Center UC - 4th Floor | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m | Register Here Join us for a transformative conversation with your peers about navigating white space on and off campus with Jevon Rice PhD, staff psychologist - Black student focus, of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). 

  • Is this the right Major for me? | October 27, 2022 | UC 504 | 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Register Here Are you second guessing your major or considering adding a minor? Join Emille Lawrence PhD for a workshop to gain the tools and insights into if your major is right for you!

  • National First-Generation Day Mixer | November 8, 2022 | McLaren 252 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Registration LinkJoin us for light refreshments as we celebrate First-Generation Students, Faculty, Staff, Librarians, and USF Community Members.
  • Ph.D, M.D., MPH? Pathways into Health Professions | November 9, 2022 | Getting Lounge | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Registration Link Join us for a conversation featuring USF's Pre-Health Professions Advising Office about the various careers in the Health Professions and their academic requirements.
  • Multicultural Community Meet-Up! | November 9 and 30, 2022 | Intercultural Center UC 411 / 412 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Was your upbringing influenced by various cultures and traditions? How does your heritage play a role in self-expression? Do you identify as multi-racial or multicultural? Come to the Cultural Centers and build community with us in our Multicultural Community Meet-ups! Through conversation, activities, games, and food we’ll explore our different identities and who we are as intersectional individuals.
  • BRC Movie Night: Nope | November 16, 2022 | McLaren 251 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m | Registration Link Come watch the new black thriller "Nope" with us while socializing and connecting with other peers, snacks and more!
  • My Beautiful Black Hair | February 2, 2023 | Fromm Hall Rm 115 | 6:00  - 8:00 p.m. Join us for a  community forum led by filmmaker and author, St. Clair Detrick-Jules, on hair as an entry-point for conversations on self-love, anti-Blackness, healing from racial trauma, feminism, and more. Refreshments served.
  • Lyricist Lounge | February 10, 2023 | UC 4 Lounge | 7:00  - 9:00 p.m. Lyricist Lounge is a monthly open-mic night hosted by our Lyricist Lounge & Arts Intern, Brandon Gagante. This space for student expression is an outlet for their stories of triumph, joy, sorrow, and community. Students often perform in spoken word, rap, comedy, or singing. For February, Brandon is centering Black student voices in conjunction with BHM. 
  • Black Mental Health Matters (BMHM) with Dr. Jevon Rice | Thursdays | 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | Zoom BMHM is a therapeutic space for Black students  where we connect, support, and hold dialogues on multiple aspects of Black Mental Health. BHMH includes mindfulness meditation practices and group exploration focused on leaning into our ancestral strengths, finding empowerment through intersectional identities, and re-envisioning self care to represent self-soothing, acceptance, self-compassion, and internal systemic rebellion. Note: Zoom ID will be provided by calling CAPS at 415-422-6352 to register.

  • Black Graduate Student Celebration | February 21, 2023 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | 101 Howard St, San Francisco | RSVP Here In honor of Black History Month, the School of Management and the Black Resource Center would like to cordially invite you to the Black Graduate Student Celebration on Wednesday, February 21 between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 101 Howard St, San Francisco. Build community with other Black USF graduate students, Faculty, and Staff as we celebrate Black History–and Futures–with delicious food, drinks, and activities!

  • Black Artists Speak | February 23, 2023 | 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | HyFlex: Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library / Zoom | Register Here Celebrate Black creators and the role of the arts in a round table conversation with Robert Moses, Rivka Louissaint, and Sheila Smith McKoy. 
  • Community Trip to Oakland Museum | February 26, 2023 | 11:00 am - 1:00 p.m. | Register Here Black faculty, staff and students are invited to connect and celebrate Black art at the Oakland Museum of California. Afterwards, join us at the annual Black Joy Parade through the streets of downtown Oakland. RVSP required for complimentary museum ticket.
  • Brother Connection LinkedIn Workshop | March 7, 2023 | Fromm Hall, Berman Rall | 7:00  - 9:00 p.m. | Registration Link Join Brother Connection for a LinkedIn workshop featuring Damon Wiley, a first-generation college graduate and LinkedIn employee. Learn how to find and land internships and full-time jobs using your network, resume, and LinkedIn! This session is open to all undergrad and graduate students.
  • Melanin Detox | March 21, 2023 | Cultural Center, UC 4th Floor | 6:00  - 7:00 p.m. | Registration Link Relax your beautiful melanin by creating your own DIY body scrub with essential oils, and other fun variables of self-care that we know and love.
  • Career Brand & Recruiter Secrets: Career Services Workshop | April 4, 2023 | Fromm Hall RM 115 | 5:00  - 6:00 p.m. | Registration Link Join us for an in-depth workshop with Career Services on how to improve your networking on Linkedln and to unlock "secrets and myths" recruiters are looking for on your resume, cover letter, and overall brand. 
  • Senior Sit-Down | April 11, 2023 | Cultural Center, UC 4th Floor | 4:00  - 6:00 p.m. | Registration Link Are you graduating soon? Join Dr. Rice from CAPS, Amir Woods - CASA Academic Success Coach, and BASE Staff for a roundtable open discussion on life after graduation. Food will be provided.
  • New Public Health Major: Presentation and Q&A | April 11, 2023 | LS 104 Getty Study | 5:00  - 6:00 p.m. | Registration Link  Interested in the new Public Health Major? Join Dr. Erin Grinshteyn, Associate Professor and Associate Dean at School of Nursing and Health Professions,  for a presentation followed by a Q&A regarding the new Public Health Major launching in Fall 2023. This program is open to all continuing undergraduate students who have an interest in the new Public Health major.
  • Past to Present: USF Black History | April 19, 2023 |Cultural Center, UC 4th Floor | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Registration Link Join us for a immersive panel discussion featuring Black Faculty, Staff, and members of the Black Alumni Society about Black History and the Black Experience at USF overtime. Learn about the timeline of black excellence, captured through videography, and goals for the future. 

  • BRC Movie Night: House Party | March 23, 2023 | McLaren | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Registration Link Join BRC staff for a movie night featuring House Party, the new, star-studded reboot of Kid 'N Play's 1990 comedy classic. Fresh pretzels and popcorn will be provided. Feel free to invite your peers. 

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