Porch Talks (Fridays from 12:00PM - 1:30PM in Aztlan B (Student Center, Oceanside Campus) or noted location
Porch Talk is Umoja's weekly forum that bridges the gap between community and campus. The Porch is a place where Umoja students build a sense of connectedness with others, learn to advocate for themselves while discussing important topics in the Black community. Food is provided and all are welcome!
Umoja Fall Events
Umoja Conference (November)
Selected students will travel to Northern or Southern California for a 2-day conference. This is an important personal and professional growth opportunity to hear from amazing speakers and participate in outstanding workshops.
Umoja Spring Events
Black History Month Events (February)
The Student Equity Department supports the planning committee that consists of faculty, staff and students that exist across the college. This committee puts on black-centered events and activities throughout the month of February.
Soul Fusion (February)
The Umoja Programs premier fundraising effort for students—a concert typically consisting of Jazz, RnB and Gospel. The money raised is used to provide scholarships and financial assistance to Umoja students facing unforeseen financial obstacles that may disrupt their education.
Academic Success and Equity (ASE) Program Olympics (February)
On this day, students from Umoja, Mana, Puente, and RAFFY will take part in collaborative games that highlight the Six Success Factors that support student achievement.
United Black Student Conference (March)
The United Black Student Conference is a student led-endeavor created to heighten collaboration between Oceanside Unified School District schools through Afrocentric workshops, ‘edutainment’ and opportunities to connect with the larger community.
The African American Male Education Network and Development (A²MEND) organization is comprised of African American male administrators who utilize their scholarly and professional expertise to foster institutional change within the community college system.
Umoja Regional Symposia (April)
The Regional Symposia brings together Umoja program faculty, staff, and students to learn from each other “in community.” Symposia are a one-day INDABA (a deep discussion) focusing on topics designed to strengthen Umoja programs and share culturally responsive strategies with community college practitioners.
Umoja Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony (May)
The Rites of Passage ceremony commemorates the accomplishments of any Umoja Student who has completed a certificate program, associate degree or transfer goal.