Black Excellence Symposium

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM until 11:45 AMPacific Standard Time

    The Black Excellence Symposium was a meaningful and inspiring event, as we acknowledged the collective achievements of our African Diaspora Community. There's so much more we could have covered, and we hope to continue the conversation in the future. 

    Whether you participated and want to revisit the event content, or were unable to attend and want to see what you missed, session recordings are available below. 

    Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!
    Keith S.Grace G.Katharine A.
    Klein S.Keneya O.Gabriel W.
    Autumn A.Lauren L.Alexia S.
    Joshua A.Alice J.Rosemarie
    Tayo O.Jasmine P.Faith O.
    Amira M.David D. 

    Slideshow Recording

    Agenda (9–11:45 am)

    Welcome:  Chancellor Gary S. May

    Interactive Activity:  Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)  |  The Intersection of Education and Social Justice

    Alumni Keynote:  Dahlak Brathwaite - Brathwaite launched into the national spoken word scene by winning the Brave New Voices international poetry slam. He has been featured on media outlets such as Upworthy, 2DopeBoyz, and Pitchfork.

    Watch Opening Recording

    Community Panels/Breakout Sessions:

    Session One
    Careers in Medicine/Health | Watch Recording
    The African Continuum - Who We Are | Watch Recording
    Careers in Business and Entrepreneurship | Watch Recording
    If I Knew Then What I Know Now - UC Davis Seniors and Alumni | Watch Recording
    Making Faculty Connections | Watch Recording
    Making the Most of your UC Application | Watch Recording

    Session Two
    Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) | Watch Recording (Starting at 0:42:00 mark)
    Women in Leadership Roles | Watch Recording
    Men in Leadership Roles | Watch Recording
    Get Involved! - Black Student Organizations | Watch Recording
    Beyond the Bachelor's Degree - Preparation for Graduate School | Watch Recording
    Making the Most of your UC Application | Watch Recording

    Closing Griot:  Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS)

    Final Remarks:  Dr. Renetta G. Tull - Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Watch Closing Recording

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.