University of the Pacific's annual Black History Month celebration involves a number of activities that honor the history and heritage of African-Americans and the African Diaspora. University of the Pacific's Black History Month Planning Committee presents the 2023 Black History Month Celebration.
The events calendar includes our featured speakers: LaRussell -independent hip-hop artist and entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area; and former NBA star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, featured in the documentary, “Stand” premiering on Showtime February 3; a virtual panel discussion led by Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Professor or Communication Dr. Mary Lomax-Ghirarduzzi; book reading and discussion about Black history and theater with author/Professor Macelle Mahala; and a variety of discussion and events hosted by the Center for Identity and Inclusion. A Community Health Fair, sponsored by Abbott Fund, Future Well Communities (little "TM" symbol) will be held at Progressive Community Church in Stockton. Faculty and students from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy will facilitate this comprehensive, service-based health fair. Services provided include free health screenings and COVID-19 vaccinations. McGeorge School of Law will host its annual Diversity Week February 6-10.