Upcoming Student Equity Events | Fall 2023
Breathwork w/ Umoja Counselor Towana Catley
Every Wednesday | 4 pm -5 pm | Zoom
Anxious about the semester? Feeling stressed about classes? Take a moment and let's BREATHE! Learn a new way to cope, re-center, and feel balanced. Live on Zoom with Umoja Counselor, Towana Catley.
Sign-Up Required! Please sign-up HERE before joining.
Zoom Meeting ID: 998 0410 2077
Third Tuesdays | 1 pm -2 pm | Zoom and Student Lounge
The Candid Conversations program allows students, faculty, and staff to join us for open dialogue about current events and topics. These sessions occur every third Thursday of the month, and topics in the past have included: Civil Responsibility, Domestic Violence Awareness, Voter Turnout, Black Facts, and more.
Stop by and join the conversation!
Please RSVP to Candid Conversations/Fall 2023
Upon request five business days before the event, reasonable accommodation will be provided to facilitate the participation of covered individuals with disabilities. Please call (661)722-6360 (Voice/Relay).
- August 15, 2023 - Check-In Welcome Fall 2023
- September 19, 2023 - The Importance of Voting
- October 17, 2023 - Being the Change You Want to See
- November 21, 2023 - Giving Thanks/Vision Boards
Umoja Porch Talks
Fourth Thursdays | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Zoom and Student Lounge
Building a Sense of Community Using Porch Talks: Throughout history, the "Porch" has been used as a place where families and neighbors came together to share what was happening in the community, pass down traditions, tell stories, and be together as people and build a community through those interactions.
The porch is important because it is the middle ground between private space inside and the totally public space on the curb. It lacks the intimacy of the interior, yet it’s more intimate than the front lawn since it’s one step closer to the inside. A porch has the ability to attract a “neighbor” because it’s easy to draw conversations when people are walking by. After all, it’s not threatening to walk up to a porch to chat for a few minutes since it’s a warm and more public place (in contrast to knocking on a door where someone may or may not want visitors).
These porches build a greater sense of connectedness in our communities to overcome obstacles. Not everyone has to be a social butterfly, but we do need to individually contribute to the community somehow. We hope you will join us in our AVC Umoja Porch Talks as we build community.