Upcoming Events


Celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow students at the 2021 Black Graduation and Achievement Virtual Ceremony! The virtual event is coming up on Friday, June 18, at 5 p.m. 


Previous Events


Interacting with Law Enforcement: Keeping It Real

In May 2021, BFSA hosted a panel discussion about interacting with law enforcement. The panel also talked about implicit biases from the civilian and police perspectives.

This discussion was moderated by students Khari Crawford and Justice Merriman, members of the Black Student Union. Panelists were

  • Dr. Benjamin Bowser Author, professor emeritus and former chair of Sociology and Social Services at California State University, East Bay
  • Dr. Tommy Tunson Retired chief of police, consultant and current director of public safety programs and professor of Criminal Justice at Bakersfield Community College
  • Sergeant DuJuan Green – Palo Alto police sergeant and adjunct Administration of Justice instructor at De Anza College
  • Derrick Felton – VITAS Healthcare veteran liaison, adjunct Psychology instructor and student mental health counselor at De Anza College
  • Ramona Gabriel – San Mateo County Adult Probation Services manager and adjunct Administration of Justice instructor at De Anza College

(Note: Unfortunately, the video recording started after this panel discussion began, so the first few minutes of introductions and comments are not included.)


Black History Month 2021

February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. Thank you for joining us for our Black History Month event series which celebrated this year's national theme of "The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity." 

You can look back at the previous events below and see photos of BFSA and BSU members celebrating #BHM2021 in style.

  • The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

  • BSU Movie Night: The Black Power Mixtape

  • The Life of Carter G. Woodson: A portrait of a scholar-activist from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement

  • Poetry Night with Queen D

  •  #BHM2021 Photos

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