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Black History Month events educate and engage

Sacramento urban farmer Chanowk Yisrael talked about “transforming the hood for the good” in one of four Black History Month events.

UC ANR held its very first Black History Month Program in February and the series of events were well-attended and enthusiastically received.

The events were organized by Esther Mosase, climate smart educator based in San Diego County; LeChé McGill, Human Resources business partner; and Keith Nathaniel, UCCE director and 4-H advisor in Los Angeles County.

“There were a total of five speakers and an average of 163 participants in each weekly session,” said McGill. “Attendee feedback has been great so far and the planning committee plans to send out a survey to collect more input in the coming week.”

If you attended the live event, the committee would appreciate if you could take five minutes to fill out the evaluation survey. Your feedback helps ANR coordinate more events like this in the future.

If you missed a session, you can watch the recordings. All but one session (session 3) was recorded and posted on the UC ANR YouTube page. The sessions and links are below.

Session 1: Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting, spoke about “The Black lived experience is a matter of history.” https://youtu.be/eFJLRnnxp5U

Session 2: Mary Blackburn, UCCE family, consumer sciences, health and nutrition advisor in Alameda County, delivered prose about her journey from working on a farm as a girl in the South to earning her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. A virtual tour of the National Museum of African American Culture & History was followed by a video and discussion about what happened to all the Black farmers. https://youtu.be/IyuM51UKdAo

Session 3: Sacramento farmer Chanowk Yisrael talked about "The Importance of Food Sovereignty" and led a virtual tour of Yisrael Family Farms.

Session 4: Panel discussion with Black farmers Dennis Hutson, Donald Sherman and Will Smith discussed their challenges, how UCCE has helped them and ways UC ANR could further assist in connecting them with resources. https://youtu.be/VyJxo1dREM0

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:43 PM

Sonia Lewis to speak Feb. 3 for UC ANR Black History Month

UC ANR's Black History Month celebrations begin Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. 

Celebrate with ANR colleagues on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in February. UC ANR Black and Allied Staff in collaboration with the UC ANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alliance will host the activities.

Feb. 3, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  –  Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting, will speak on “The Black lived experience is a matter of history.”

After nearly 20 years in the traditional classroom teaching history and social studies and managing a small magnet program, Lewis founded ASCRIBE Educational Consulting. Their focus has always been geared towards educational/racial equity and resource distribution. Since 2009, ASCRIBE Educational Consulting has centered on the development of programs and writing of curriculum for marginalized and vulnerable student populations. In addition, Lewis' work involves speaking and training around the topics of equity, race relations and social justice.

The California native holds degrees from Spelman College in Atlanta in history and psychology, a secondary teaching credential in social studies and a master's degree in education from San Francisco State University. 

Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting, will speak on “The Black lived experience is a matter of history” Feb. 3.

Feb. 10, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Virtual tour of the National Museum of African American Culture & History

Feb. 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Virtual tour of Yisrael Family Farms

Feb. 24, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Black Farmers Panel Discussion with Q&A

Register at  https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=32671.

For more information or to offer suggestions, contact Esther Mosase, climate smart educator based in San Diego County, at enmosase@ucanr.edu.

 

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 4:59 PM

Join UC ANR Black History Month celebrations in February

On Feb. 10, the UC ANR Black and Allied Staff and DEI Alliance will host a virtual tour of the National Museum of African American Culture & History in Washington D.C.

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Mark your calendar for Wednesdays starting at 2 p.m. in February to celebrate with ANR colleagues. UC ANR Black and Allied Staff in collaboration with UC ANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alliance will host speakers and other activities are being planned.

Feb. 3, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  –  Keynote speaker Sonia Lewis

Feb. 10, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Virtual tour of the National Museum of African American Culture & History

Feb. 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Virtual tour of Yisrael Family Farms

Feb. 24, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Black Farmers Panel Discussion with Q&A

Register at  https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=32671.

For more information or to offer suggestions, contact Esther Mosase, climate smart educators based in San Diego County, at enmosase@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:03 AM

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