Aug 15, 2008

Black Caucus transitions

By Jacquinn Scales

While some students took off summer to vacation, members of the Black Caucus of the California Student Association of Community Colleges (CalSACC) were hard at work.
Over the summer, the Executive Board met to transition officers and keep moving the organizations agenda forward, despite a number of obstacles.
Black Caucus President Marlene C. Hurd was hospitalized after being hit by an airport shuttle bus while riding her bicycle in Oakland. She suffered a broken ankle, but not a broken spirit.
When the July 26 retreat was rescheduled when locked out of Berkeley City College, the organization regrouped.
The group has met via teleconference and is hard at work planning activities for next year.
The Board voted to create and continue to publish Harambee. The Board also will be presenting workshops at the UMOJA IV conference in San Diego.
For the fourth year in a row, the Caucus will also be presenting at the CCCSAA Student Leadership Conference. This year’s theme is “America’s Next Top Leaders.” Both events are in San Diego.
The Board also voted to hold it’s 11th Annual Black Caucus Leadership Conference (ABCLC) at Foothill College. Foothill was the site of the 6th annual conference.
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