All of our programs are intentionally based on one or more of the Black Resource Center’s key areas of Community Building, Academic Achievement, Career Development, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Service, and Social Justice. Below are a few of our signature programs, which are executed on a semesterly or annual basis.

Juneteenth 2024

juneteenth celebration june 14 at the brc (noon-1:30pm)

This year, as in many previous years in San Diego County, there are celebrations from Oceanside to downtown San Diego planned for Juneteenth weekend. At SDSU, the Black Resource Center is hosting a meaningful remembrance and inspiring celebration as a pre-Juneteenth event on Friday, June 14.

Observing Juneteenth

SDSU and SDSU Imperial Valley will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, both a federal and California state holiday, on June 19.

In 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth a federal holiday. This historic legislation was a significant step in acknowledging the importance of this day nationwide.

On June 17, 2023 Newsom issued his proclamation establishing June 19 as “Juneteenth National Freedom Day: A Day of Observance.”

Various cities and communities across the country have celebrated Juneteenth since the 19th century and more recently, especially with the resurgence of the remembrances in the late 1960s during the Black Power and Civil Rights eras. Additional holiday remembrances have grown exponentially across the country in recent years.

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csu juneteenth symposium at sac state June 13-14

Juneteenth Symposium 2024

Several SDSU community members are attending the California State University-wide event at Sacramento State University, the CSU Juneteenth Symposium. This second biennial gathering is designed to celebrate and recognize African American history and achievement while promoting and sustaining the anti-racism work across the CSU’s 23 campuses. The event will feature speakers and panel discussions and include performances meant to “inspire connection, innovation and continued pursuit of a just and equitable world.”

Students, faculty and staff can attend CSU-wide Juneteenth Symposium via livestream by registering online.

SDSU staff plan to dialogue with and connect with colleagues who can enliven and inspire efforts to promote higher education as a vehicle for agency and freedom in the lives of our students. We look forward to their return and ideas they ultimately put into practice following this affirmative celebration and observance of Juneteenth.

BRC Signature Programs

  • Black Men’s Warrior Collective
  • Black Women’s Healing Circle
  • Paint Talks
  • Sister to Sister & Brother to Brother Luncheons
  • Kwanzaa Celebration with the Afrikan Student Union
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
  • Black History Month Programs
  • Harambee Weekend
  • Black Research Symposium
  • Juneteenth - Freedom Day

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BRC Academic Programs


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