Your Social Justice Interests

Social justice isn’t just a concept, it’s your passion. Be a changemaker, and be the difference. Find Connections to expand your cultural awareness.

  • Center for African Diaspora Student Success Seminar

    This course blends retention data in higher education with academic strategies to assist first-year African diaspora students in the transition to UC Davis. The course will explore campus culture at a predominantly white research university, racial identity development, academic readiness and skill assessment, and personal responsibility and accountability. In addition, students will learn about campus resources for career and major decision making, internship opportunities, research programs, and leadership development.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (10:00-11:50 AM); Center for African Diaspora Student Success (270 South Silo)
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. For more information and to obtain the CRN, please contact Kawami Evans (klcevans@ucdavis.edu)

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  • First-Year Aggie Afrofuturism

    Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer (music), T'Challa and Shuri of Black Panther (movies), and N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth Trilogy (literature) are all recent examples of Afrofuturism. We can think of Afrofuturism as visions of the future driven by technology and centering the joys, trials, and triumphs of Black people. We can also think of Afrofuturism as a way of imagining, speculating, and visualizing the individual futures of Black people. This First Year Aggie Connection (FYAC) will do both. You will read, watch, listen to, and create examples of Afrofuturism related to pop culture. You will also dream, visualize, and strategize your own futures. This might look like setting goals, learning about Davis, and building community, all to set a foundation for moving toward the future you want during your time at UC Davis. Just like Afrofuturism as a genre, this FYAC will center the experiences and challenges of Black undergrads, but all are welcome.

    Open to all new students

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  • Woke Data

    Let's mash data and social justice together while eating cupcakes & other yummy stuff! We'll discuss some examples of people or organizations that meld social justice with data analytics to uncover ways in which we can change our community and the world for the better. Some examples include: data and #metoo, satellite data and human rights, #blacklivesmatter, and cycling advocacy and data. We can also talk about some actions we can take to move social change forward. No data analytics experience needed but staying woke most definitely is needed!

    Open to all new students

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  • AB540 & UndocuAggies: Finding Community & Succes

    Navigating a new college campus can be intimidating for many of us. Our ultimate goal is to help facilitate this new transition by building a strong community for new undocumented students on campus. Additionally, we will work on creating a sense of pride in our own individual and collective identities as successful UndocuScholars! Begin your college experience on the right foot. Together we can thrive!

    Open to all new students

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  • Category is: RuPaul's Drag Race Extravaganza

    The theme of this FYAC would be to review episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race, critique and analyze the episode as we view the episode and engage in a dialogue about how having RuPaul's Drag Race impact mainstream media has had on the LGBTQIA+ Community and the heteronormative culture in the U.S.

    Open to all new students

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