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Aggie Black Excellence

Highlighting Black Excellence

A project under The IDEA to research existing and new recruitment, retention, and advancement projects, collaborations, and programs related to African diasporic people and cultures at UC Davis.


Black History Month 2024: Celebrating Legacy
Past, Present, and Future


Full List of Events

AAFSA Davis and Health Celebrations and Events



Black Excellence Panel (Zoom)
February 7, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Hair and Skin Health Education (Zoom)
February 14, 2024, 11 a.m.

AAFSA X SAYS presents Open Mic (Zoom)
February 15, 2024, 12 p.m.

Black Faculty & Staff Student-Athlete Social (Bruce Edwards Club Room, UC Davis Health Stadium)
February 20, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Pause, Relax, and Open with AAFSA and The Holding Space (Betty Irene Moore Rm 1000)
February 22, 2024, 5:30 p.m.

Black History Month Game Night (Betty Irene Moore Rm 1000)
February 29, 2024, 4 p.m.

Black Futures Month Calendar

Black Student Organization Events

BFM: Black and Beyound
BFM: Buna & Baes
BFM: Movie Night
BFM: BHM Takeover
BFM: Sigma Week
BFM: Basketball Takeover
BFM: Community Park Clean-Up
BFM: Love and Letters
BFM: Multicultural Extravaganza
BFM: Lagos Love Lounge
BFM: Aspiring Black Physicians' Conference


Addressing Anti-Blackness

We aim to empower action and strategic planning for long-term success and efficacy of groups and individuals doing this important work to shape the future of education and opportunity at UC Davis. In order to align with the campus strategic plan To Boldly Go goal #3 and the implementation of the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our commitment to these efforts encompasses a four-pronged approach:

Research: Connect research and practice by bringing together people, projects and community engagement to highlight Black excellence and innovation, and investigate pressing problems of racial inequity to identify evidence-based solutions.

Action: Research, support and scale-up interventions that establish/expand access to opportunities, increase visibility of scholarship and practice within the African diaspora, and establish campus-wide accountability measures to address the root causes of racial inequity.

Advancement: Explore research and evidence-based approaches to facilitate the advancement of African diaspora students, faculty, and staff to thrive, succeed, and achieve their full academic and professional potential through the establishment/enhancement of strategic internal and external partnerships.

Dissemination: Share research results broadly; internally within campus; externally to the broader network of stakeholders, including but not limited to academic, corporate, government, non-profit, and neighboring communities.