Black Graduation

News & Events


  • Sign-up for Virtual Black Grad 2021

    February 22, 2021

    The Department of African American Studies plans on hosting our annual Black Graduation ceremony, which is open to all majors and degree programs across the campus. Black Graduation 2021 is being planned for Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm.  This will be a virtual ceremony.  We are inviting all Spring and Summer 2021 degree list candidates who are interested to participate.  if you plan on participating in Black Grad 2021, please use this form to provide us with your basic contact information.  Once we have an official registration portal that works with central campus', we will invite everyone to register.  So,…

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  • 2014 U.C. Berkeley Renaissance Gala

    January 25, 2014

    Saturday, February 22, 2014 — 6-9pm Memorial Stadium - Field Club U.C. Berkeley Campus Berkeley, CA For sponsorship/event information contact kihana@berkeley.edu - (415) 967-1537

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  • Black Graduation 2014

    January 21, 2014

    This year's keynote speaker is Bryant Terry... Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, and author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen. His fourth book, Afro-Vegan, will be published by Ten Speed Press on April 8, 2014. He is also the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to hischildhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food. Bryant’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Sunset, O: The Oprah Magazine, Essence, Yoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times among many other…

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  • Black Graduation

    February 14, 2013

    Keynote speaker:  Phaedra Ellis-LamkinsChief Executive Officer of Green For AllThe theme for this year's graduation is: Proclaiming our Freedom: Paving the Way for a Better Black America. Student Speaker auditions begin Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:30–12:00pm652 Barrows Hall For more information visit the Black Graduation page

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