Black Family Day

Saturday, May 21
12pm-5pm

Stroll Owt

5pm-7pm
West Quad

On May 21, 2016 we will be celebrating our 45th annual Black Family Day event on the UC Davis campus. This is a time of festivity and joy as students congregate on the quad in the warm spring air. Black Family Day began during the spring of 1971 when students from the Black Student Union held a BBQ on the quad. Their intent was to celebrate themselves and to take a stand against the hxstorically and culturally exclusionary ideologies on campus.

2016 marks the 45th anniversary of this monumental step towards black empowerment and strengthening of our families. The family reflects the resilience, diversity and openness of black culture. Over the years we have hosted countless lectures, speakers, entertainers, entertainment groups, vendors, etc. There will be a variety of vendors selling food, merchandise and sharing information about their organizations and clubs.

This is a FAMILY event, so we encourage everyone to bring their whole family. We also will be having a Children's Fair which will include a jumper, face painting and other fun events that children will love! Bring your family and come enjoy joyful music, good food, and nice weather while we celebrate!

Keep up to date with events and announcements on our BFD Facebook page!

BFD Vendor Instructions

**UPDATE: We are no longer accepting any other FOOD vendor applications.**

For all other interested vendors, please click here for the BFD Vendor form. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 25TH, 2016.

If you are any of the following you must also complete the following and email Fong Tran (fntran@ucdavis.edu) or fax (530) 752-5067 in your forms:



  • For all interested vendors coming off campus that are NOT selling food, please download "BFD Non-Food Off Campus 2016"
  • If you are an on-campus vendor, you do not have to fill out any additional forms.

BFD Entertainment Instructions

If you are interested in performing on the day of Black Family Day, please fill out this BFD Performer Application. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 20th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Villaneuva (jgvillanueva@ucdavis.edu) and Francisco Gomez (pgomez@ucdavis.edu).

BFD Volunteer Instructions

If you are interested in volunteering to prepare for BFD and/or volunteer the day of BFD please fill out this BFD Volunteer Sign-Up form. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 25TH.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Funke Aderonmu (ooaderonmu@ucdavis.edu) and Chidinma Okoroama (cokoroama@gmail.com).

Please email our student coordinators Christian Nesbitt (cmnesbitt@ucdavis.edu) or Brina Sylve (btsylve@ucdavis.edu) to be added to the listserv, about the application process, BFD/BFW Planning Committees, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

John Ortiz-Hutson Black Community Outstanding Achievement Award

The Cross Cultural Center is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Call for Applications/Nominations for the John Ortiz-Hutson Black Community Outstanding Achievement Award. Nominations are due by May 13, 2016 and Applications are due by May 23, 2016. Please share with graduating students and/or nominate graduating students that meet the award criteria. Please see the attached PDF for details of the John Ortiz-Hutson Award. The Award will be presented at Black Graduation on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Deadlines:
Nominations due May 13th, 2016
Applications due May 23rd, 2016

Please download the John Ortiz-Hutson Black Community Outstanding Achievement Award for more detailed instructions on the application process.

Black Family Weeks

February 1st-19th, 2016

Black Family Week is a time to celebrate black culture and hxstory to raise awareness of the African Diaspora’s presence on the UC Davis campus. This three week long event hosts programs around topics of education, social justice, cultural celebration, health, and artistic expression. This is a valued opportunity for our community to enhance, empower, and validate our rich culture and hxstory.

Black Family Week is a program of the Cross Cultural Center and funded by ASUCD, Office of Campus Community Relations, and the Building a More Inclusive Community Initiative. This year it will be held from February 1st-19th.

To stay up to date on events and other information, please follow our BFW Facebook page.

Special thanks to all collaborating organizations and departments, including African American and African Alumni Association, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Internship & Career Center, Entertainment Council, Imani Clinic, Bohart Museum of Entomology, Lambda Sigma Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc., African American & African Studies Program, African Diaspora Cultivating Education, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, Black Student Union, Black Campus Ministries, Student Housing, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Imani Clinic, and Davis Black Book.

Black Family Weeks calendar

Interested in helping out?

Please email our student coordinators Christian Nesbitt (cmnesbitt@ucdavis.edu) or Brina Sylve (btsylve@ucdavis.edu) to be added to the listserv, about the application process, BFD/BFW Planning Committees, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

Black Family Day 2012

Black Family Day 2014
Director Bruce
Bruce Smail
Director
Phone: (530) 752-4911
Associate Director Koby
Koby Rodriguez
Associate Director
Phone: (530) 752-7428
Student Coordinator Brina
Brina Sylve
Black Family Week/ Black Family Day Co-Coordinator
Office hours: W: 4-6pm | F: 2:30-4:30pm
Student Coordinator Christian
Christian Nesbitt
Black Family Week/ Black Family Day Co-Coordinator
Office hours: M: 1-3pm | W: 1-3pm
Student Coordinator Ted
Theodore Mitchell
African Diaspora Community Coordinator
Office hours: M: 1-3pm | W: 1-3pm
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