Black History Month at Cal State LA

Black Spirit History Month

The Pan African Student Resource Center (PASRC) is hosting a month-long celebration of Blackness and Black culture! Each week, PASRC will unveil a challenge on Instagram related to a theme pertaining to Blackness.

The challenges will be announced each Monday and students have until Thursday at 5 p.m. that week to share their submissions. To participate, follow the Pan African Student Resource Center on Instagram @pasrc.ccc.

  • February 1: Black Art & Activism
  • February 8: Black Love
  • February 15: Black Fashion Week
  • February 22: Black Business Week

Wednesday, February 17

Breaking Down Latinidad and Black Herstory
5 p.m. | Zoom
Register: Breaking Down Latinidad

Join the Cross Cultural Centers for a dialogue about Latinidad and Black herstory with a renowned poet.

Thursday, February 18

Black Queer Womxn Magic
1 p.m. | Zoom
Register: Black Queer Womxn Magic

Black LGBTQIA+ women and femmes are joyful, resilient, complex, and powerful! Join us for a panel that celebrates the lives and contributions of Black Queer Womxn. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, February 23

Pan African Student Resource Center: Crew Love
3 p.m | Zoom
Register: Crew Love

A monthly virtual mixer with the PASRC that highlights the joys and contributions of Blackness across the diaspora. Join us to connect and build community with students, staff, and faculty committed to Black empowerment at Cal State LA. Attendees have the chance to win a gift card to a local Black owned business!

Tuesday, February 24

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Lessons Learned and Not Learned
4 – 5:30 p.m | Zoom ID: 882 6074 4539
Register: Black History Month Virtual Panel

Please join Professor Lamont Yeakey (history, Cal State LA), Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania), and special guest panelist, Reverend James Lawson for the virtual panel, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Lessons Learned and Not Learned” in commemoration of Black History Month.