College of Marin's Umoja learning community and program along with Associated Students College of Marin invite you to attend a free event on Thursday, February 23, from 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in Academic Center, room 255. The event will begin with a pizza reception followed by an orientation to Umoja. A screening of the film Selma will begin at 3:20 p.m. Come learn about Umoja and watch the critically acclaimed film chronicling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he organized a nonviolent campaign and march for equal voting rights for people of color. All College of Marin students, staff, faculty, and administrators are welcome.
Umoja, a Kiswahili word meaning unity, is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African-American and other students. The belief is that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success. Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African-American diasporas.
The College of Marin Umoja learning community is open to all eligible students and is designed specifically to increase the retention, success, graduation, and transfer rates for students of African ancestry.
Thursday, February 23
2:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Academic Center, room 255
For more information or accommodations, email Chris Yang.