United Black Student Conference (UBSC)

10th Annual United Black Student Conference: Honoring our Legacy, Friday, March 13th, 2020

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Come celebrate the 10th year of the United Black Student Conference (UBSC) at MiraCosta College. As a student-led conference, UBSC has paved the way by establishing a legacy of excellence, empowerment, transformation, and connectedness to Black culture. This year we are honoring the legacy by providing workshops and edutainment that celebrate those who came before us. Come enjoy free food, workshops and edutainment! Shirts will be given out while supplies last. 

We will be hosting a Poetry Slam during the edutainment portion, sign-up to participate when you register!


If you are a current high school student, you still need to submit a signed permission slip to your high school by February 28th to complete your registration.

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Conference Workshops

Student Activism throughout History

Students have been the leading forces for social movements throughout history, using their voices to fight for social justice on colleges and universities nationwide.  This workshop will discuss the importance of the student voice in establishing a legacy of activism on college campuses and in society as a whole.

Dear Black Man, Let’s Talk About It

This is an open dialogue workshop led by students and engaged by both the audience and members of the panel to discuss issues Black men face in society today.  

Legacy Boxes

This workshop will give each participant a creative way to honor their legacy. Through the use of healing arts, participants will learn about the meaning of “Legacy” and the cultural importance of artifacts. Come take advantage of this opportunity to build community and engage in an art activity that will help you retain your legacy for generations to come. No art experience needed!

Soul-Care: Embody, Embrace, Empower

In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of soul-care in creating and maintaining connectedness to yourself, your community, and your culture. This will be an interactive workshop incorporating creative expression, wellness, and conversation.

Who's Allowed to Use the N-Word?

This workshop will use personal reflections, group discussion, and selected video clips to address the question: who is allowed to use the N word?

Dear Black Woman, Let’s Talk About it

This is an open dialogue workshop led by students and engaged by both the audience and members of the panel to discuss issues Black women face in society today.  

Black Panther Party: Debunking Myths

This workshop will look deep into the formation of the Black Panther Party and address many of the misconceptions and ill-information passed to us through education, honoring the legacy they established for Blacks in the United States.

History of Mass Incarceration in the Black Community

This workshop will look at mass incarceration starting from the 1960’s to present day and how this has impacted the Black community.

Sawubona! Umoja, Community Building and Student Success

This workshop will explore how the MiraCosta College Umoja Program promotes student success through community building and student engagement using Umoja Practices.

African Drumming Circle

African drums play a central role in the legacy our ancestors left for our people from the African diaspora. Come learn the importance of drumming within our culture! 

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