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Black History: Guide

Celebrating Black History

all about love
Sisters of the Yam
So You Want to Talk about Race
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
King Me
The Undefeated
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Work It, Girl: Mae Jemison : Blast off Into Space Like
Kobe : Forever
The Legend of Kobe Bryant : Basketball's Modern Superstar
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
How to Be an Antiracist
Serena Williams: Tennis Champion, Sports Legend, and Cultural Heroine
Fannie Lou Hamer: The Life of a Civil Rights Icon
May We Forever Stand : A History of the Black National Anthem
Zora Neale Hurston: Collected Plays
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The New Jim Crow
The Color Purple
The Souls of Black Folk
Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought As Survival
Dreaming Out Loud: African American Novelists at Work
Zora Neale Hurston
Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage
Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings
The Collected Works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett : The Complete Works PergamonMedia
Gwendolyn Brooks
Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers
Privilege and Prejudice: The Life of a Black Pioneer
A Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-Century America
Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line
Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix
Tales of the Out and the Gone

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After accessing the Swank Digital Campus database, go to the search box on top and enter the titles below. Enjoy the films!


For the most current event, visit the Center for Culture and Social Justice. For past recordings of the events, visit Chaffey College Facebook Past Live Videos.

Dr. Donna ColondresHonoring Dr. Donna Warren Colondres: A Celebration

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Celebrating the profound impact of our beloved Dr. Donna Warren Colondres — counselor, mentor, activist, confidante, supporter, “mama,” and friend to so many of us in the Chaffey community, the Umoja Statewide community, and beyond.

This is a Facebook Live event FACEBOOK LIVE The live stream begins at 6 pm PST

Movie Screening: BlacKkKlansmanMovie Screening: BlacKkKlansman

February 3rd • 6pm

Umoja and CCSJ present a screening of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a Black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who sets out to dismantle the KKK from within. 
Students who register and attend will receive a voucher for dinner!


Black Empowerment PanelBlack Empowerment Panel: A Discussion on Human Rights Advocacy

Friday, February 4th at 10am

Moderators: Professors Keith Montgomery and Dr. Omar Dphrepaulezz

STELLAR PANELISTS: Samaria Rice -  Mother, political advocate, and the founder and CEO of the Tamir Rice Foundation; Dr. Jared Ball- Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University; Dr. Barbara Justice -  Forensic and clinical psychiatrist as well as a surgical oncologist; Kim Brown from  Burn it Down with Kim Brown 


Mindfulness ConversationsMindfulness Conversations with James "Dat Yoga Dude" Woods

February 7th from 1:00-2:00pm

Go from “YELLING 2 YOGA” with Dat Yoga Dude as he breaks down, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and self-love during this virtual interactive session. James Woods has his master’s in counseling, is a registered yoga instructor, and is CEO of Dat Yoga Dude a health and wellness organization that provides equitable Social emotional learning solutions for educators and students. For over a decade he has focused on developing evidence-based practices which are aligned with social emotional learning competencies to create lasting change in schools, students, and communities. James is an author, speaker, teacher, and founder of “Million Man Meditation” an annual event providing wellness resources for community from African American men.

Zoom Link: 

NAVIGATING POLYAMORYNavigating Polyamory and Open Relationships with Sasha Jones

FRIDAY, February 11th at 12pm

Sasha Jones is a Los Angeles-based community organizer. She is the CEO of Cuties Los Angeles and the co-creatress of POC Camp and Very Close Ties. She has a passion for creating spaces and facilitating connections. Sasha is also a budding cannabis farmer and grows with a local co-op of Black cannabis farmers, Black Bloom. She is a plant and animal lover, the Mother of 2 cats, a snake, and over 50 houseplants.

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Black Joy YogaBlack Joy Yoga

February 13th at 1:00pm

Join Dr. Jeshana Johnson, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Informed Registered Yoga Instructor as she guides us through a home yoga practice to help process and metabolize our unhealed wounds and affirm our strengths.


History of the GriotsHistory of the Griots

Thursday, February 17th at 6:00pm

Featuring: Michael J. Love - Princeton University Arts Fellow, Adriana Ray - International Association of Blacks in Dance, and G'Beda

From drumming and dancing, all the way to hip hop—the griotic (storytelling) tradition holds the history of our ancestors. Come learn about the griots who continue to create, share, and shape the history and culture of the African Diaspora.


Juneteenth is the oldest known US celebration of the abolition of the chattel slave system, and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas. Celebrated on June 19, it became an official national holiday known as Juneteenth National Independence Day by law on June 17, 2021.

Check out the Celebrating Juneteenth guide to learn more.

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