As a very special celebration of Black History Month, the student members of the Black Student Union (BSU) on the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) campus will host a “State of Black Sacramento” Community Forum on Saturday, February 23, inside the Student Union Grand Ballroom from 1-4pm.

The event is free and open to the general public throughtout the day, and will feature special panel discussions on ideas and issues concerning the African American communities in Sacramento. David Deluz, president of the Greater Sacramento Urban League, will deliver the opening statements.

Other panel members will include Azizza Davis Goines, president, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce; Tyrone Netter, president, Sacramento NAACP; Betty Williams, newlyelected chair, Sacramento County ACLU and City elected officials; Council Members Allen
Warren, Bonnie Pannell and Jay Schenirer who will also give their viewpoints on the state of Black Sacramento in panel discussion that are open to the public. Topics will include education, employment, economic empowerment, housing, business, religion and health as they relate to the conditions of African Americans.

The day long activities are part of the BSU Black History Month celebration and will also include the “America Back To Work” Black Expo where people can get information on jobs, business, careers and other opportunities. The Expo is open from 11am-4pm also in the Grand Ballroom. Companies will be on site with information and resources that can add to the resolution of the disparities to be discussed during the forum.

There is no registration required, no admission fee and the event is open to the general public. Call 916 572-6144 for any additional information, or click here.


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