Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar
Week of Mon Feb 24th through Sun Mar 1st, 2020
About the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar

The purpose of the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar is to connect the Black Community of CSU Monterey Bay with the local Black Communities of the Greater Monterey Bay Area. The Calendar is edited by Steven Goings, MSW and is entirely voluntary and looking for institutional support. To submit an event for possible inclusion, please send to The plan is to send out the Calendar every Monday at 9 AM for those who wish to receive it. The deadline for Monday submissions is midnight of the previous Thursday.
This Week's Events
Tuesday, February 25,
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

11th Annual Jamboree

CSUMB Dining Commons

3112 Inter-Garrison Road
Seaside, CA 93955

In honor of Black History Month, Black Students United invite you to enjoy Soul Food at the Dinning Commons.

Available for CSUMB community members and the general public!

Block Flex = $10.95

  • Photobooth Contest! Win a Starbucks gift certificate! To enter use instagram #csumbjamboree

For questions and accommodations please contact

Thu Feb 27th, 2020

9th Annual NAACP Black History Month Program  
7:00 to 8:30 PM

CSUMB Alumni & Visitors Center

On the CSUMB campus, building 97, 5108 4th Ave, Marina

Hosted and Sponsored by
CSUMB's African American Heritage Faculty & Staff Alliance
CSUMB's Black Students United
CSUMB's Office of Inclusive Excellence

Free with Light Refreshments.
This event will honor campus and community leaders who have advanced the cause of social justice and civil rights in general and the Black / African American Community in particular. We will also formally welcome new CSUMB Black African American staff and faculty.

  • President Joe Watson (posthumous), NAACP President and Labor Organizer
  • Mrs. Alice Jordan, Seaside's MLK Day Organizer, Pan Hellenic Council, LINKS
  • Mrs. Paula Carter, CSUMB Admissions Director, Super Saturday Coordinator
  • Mr. Matt Murphy, final president of NAACP@CSUMB,
  • Ms. Jeniece Smiley, CSUMB Student Residential Advisor for Africana Heritage Scholars Living Learning Program
  • M.E.Ch.A de CSUMB, Latinx based student organization for their successful "Residents; Not Revenue" campaign

New CSUMB Black Employees:

  • CJ Pace: Head Woman's Basketball Coach
  • Daniel Summerhill: Human Communications Assistant Professor
  • Jacqui Smith: Chinatown Program Analyst & Community Learning Center Coordinator
  • Renie Rondon Jackson: Master of Social Work Field Coordinator
  • Kamilah Majied: Professor, Department of Social Work
  • K Shanae Vaifanua: Student Housing & Residential Life Assistant Director
Ongoing Community Call for bios & pictures of local Black Community leaders and organizations for permanent archive, please send to africanquazar@gmail.comm
Historically Black Church Tour:
Bethel Missonary Baptist Church

Sun Feb 23, 11 AM Service
Located at 390 Elm Ave., Seaside

Rev H. H. Lusk (pictured receiving the Key to the City of Seaside from Mayor Oglesby in honoring of the passing of his father (also H.H. Lusk) who led Bethel for 58 years).

This is the 5th stop on the semester long Historically Black Church Tour. Participating churches and dates are:

Mar 1, Bethel Baptist Church, Seaside
Mar 8, New Hope Baptist, Seaside
Mar 15, Lighthouse Full Gospel, Seaside
Mar 22, Holy Assembly Missionary, Marina
Apr 12, Christian Memorial Tabernacle, P.G.
Apr 19, Ocean View Baptist, Seaside
Apr 26, Community Mission Baptist, Seaside
May 3, Hays Christian Methodist-Episcopal, Seaside

For Full Tour Schedule and Car Pool Information, Click Here
In the Spotlight:
Matt Murphy
Last President of the NAACP@CSUMB

The Monterey County Branch NAACP, Black Students United, and the African American Heritage Faculty and Staff Alliance will honor Mr. Matt Murphy at the upcoming 9th Annual NAACP Black History Month meeting on Thu Feb 27, 2020 at 7 PM at the Alumni & Visitors Center with the

Civil Rights Advocate and Ally Award    

To learn more about Mr. Murphy's accomplishments, Click Here

In the Spotlight
Monterey County Branch NAACP
1932 - 2020 and Beyond...

  • The Monterey Peninsula Branch NAACP was founded in 1932 by the Rev Wellington Smith, Sr. then pastor of First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove, the oldest Black church in the Central California Region, established in 1909

  • The Salinas Branch was formed seven years later in 1939 and its primary founder was Mr. William Greenwell

  • In 2006 the Branches merged to become the Monterey County Branch

T  o read more about the history of the Monterey County Branch NAACP, Click Here

Black History Month Link:
History of the first Black Student Union on any campus was founded in 1968 at San Francisco State University

In Each cohort of BSU members and similar student organizations on campuses around throughout the nation -- including the BSU at CSUMB -- contribute their own unique legacy to this history.

Click here for link to story
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