Bi-monthly CSUMB & Black Community Town & Gown Forum
July 6 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Contact Steven Goings at AfricanQuazar@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link and password.
Remember that the Monterey Bay Black Folks Event Calendar is part of a greater effort to connect the Black Community of CSU Monterey Bay with the Black Communities of the Greater Monterey Bay Area. The bi-monthly town and gown Black community forums are designed to bring together Black community leaders and Black students, staff & faculty for sustained organizing around common issues.
It is my greatest hope that this becomes a vehicle for community organizing that informs and amplifies the efforts of our great local institutions including but not limited to The Village Project, inc., the NAACP, the Pan-Hellenic Council, the LINKS inc., the Recognizing Military Service Center, CSUMB Black Students United and the CSUMB African American Heritage Faculty and Staff Alliance.
If you are a member of any of these groups and are receiving this calendar, I urge you to have your organization send a representative to our first meeting on July 6th.
In the meantime, I have also created an informal survey to ascertain the needs of the Black Community. I encourage everyone reading who has ideas about out to improve our communities to take this survey:
Monterey Black Folks Needs Survey
Steven is a Village Project, inc Jubilee Campaign Leader!
Due to COVID-19, The Village Project, inc. will not be able to present their 5th Annual Luncheon Fundraiser this year. Nevertheless, it is crucial that the community continue to support this most outstanding organization. In fact, I can tell you most sincerely, that I personally consider The Village Project, Inc. to be the most effective primarily Black/African Heritage serving institution in Monterey County! That is why, I hope that you will join me in generously contributing to The Village Project Jubilee Fundraising Campaign through the month of July. The goal is $50,000.
The unequal impact of the pandemic on the African American community has been compounded by more police killings of African Americans. In addition to the ongoing stressors of inequality, both these violent stressors weigh heavily on the community. Your response and donation is an important and needed reminder that folks in the wider community care.