Black Family Day

BFD 2018 promotional banner


This is a time of festivity and joy as students and families 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.

Every year marks a 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 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!

Interested in helping plan this year's BFD?

Spring quarter meetings will be held every Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm in the CCC conference room.


If you'd like to volunteer at this year's BFD, sign up here!

The 47th annual Black Family Day will take place on May 19, 2018.

Please note that vendor applications for the 47th Black Family Day are now closed.


Please feel free to contact Lisa Pennes at (530) 752-6620 or You can also contact the BFD co-coodinators, Re'Yana Graham at and Sydney Stanford at