32nd Annual Black Consciousness Conference: "Saving Ourselves — The Degradation of Our People"

November 14, 2011

The Black Consciousness Conference  is the longest standing student conference in California. Solely coordinated by CSULB students, it has been an immense success over the years. It seeks to enhance awareness about various topics that impact the community. With a legacy of reaching a wide variety of students and community members from all over the United States, the Black Consciousness Conference has proven to be an exceptional contribution to the community.

In addition, the conference has featured world-renowned scholars and educators from all over the country: educational psychologist Dr. Julia Hare, scholar, educator, and author of over 65 books Dr. Molefi Asante, former chair of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown, 1968 Olympian John Carlos, and many more. The conference will focus on topics such as entrepreneurship, personal advancement and identity development, educational access rates and achievement, poverty, health, community involvement, and global cultural awareness.


Thursday, November 17th, 2011

7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Talent Show

Admission: $5.00 (Cash only)


Friday, November 18th, 2011

3:30 PM (Doors open at 3:00 PM)

Open Forum Speaker Series

Admission: FREE

Dr. Lezlee Hinesmon-Matthews, a professor at California State University, Fullerton, is the keynote speaker. The title of her talk is “Black Women as Community Developers and Other Mothers” and will begin at 4:00 PM. Following her talk, Dr. Brandon Gamble will present his talk, “Manhood” at 5:30 PM.

Dinner will be provided.


Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Doors open at 10:30 AM

Open Forums Speaker Series

Admission: FREE

Deon Price, a community activist, is the keynote speaker. His talk is titled “The State of the Youth Address” and will begin at 12:00 PM. At 1:30 PM, Marlon Riggs’s documentary film “The Color Adjustment” will be shown. Following the film screening, K-Rahn Valentine will present his talk “Post Racial America In the Media: Fact or Fiction” at 4:00 PM.

Lunch will be provided.


There will be an African Marketplace all three days of the conference.

The 32nd Annual Black Consciousness Conference is hosted and presented by the executive board of CSULB’s African Student Union.

For additional information contact, please contact the African Student Union at 562.985.4502 or csulb_asu@yahoo.com.