News from the Office of Black Students Affairs

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OBSA works to help students of African descent attain their undergraduate and graduate degrees, and become competent, ethical adults, who are confident about their futures. Check these pages for the latest news and announcements.

2017 OBSA Black Graduation

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May 12th is the 2017 OBSA Black Graduation Ceremony. Please register as soon as possible if you are a graduating senior. See flyer attached BG2017.pdf
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OBSA and 7C Students of African descent present

Black Intersections Conference: Resistance, Pride and Liberation

March 30-April 2, 2017



7C/CUC Students, faculty and staff can register at a discounted $30 rate using our code. Contact OBSA for the code. The conference fee covers meals and conference materials


CALL FOR PROPOSALS STILL OPEN! Claremont Colleges students, faculty and staff are invited to submit work within our theme.

Want to present a paper, poster, panel or workshop at Black Intersections? The deadline for proposals is coming soon! Submit by February 28, 2017 to

Martin Luther King Jr. Save-the-Date

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Here is the Save-the-Date advertisement for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration 2017. This event will take place on Thursday, January 26th. Dr. Christopher Emdin from Columbia University will be our keynote speaker. Take a peek at the poster. More details to come.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Common Read Program

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The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Events Planning Committee is proud to announce its first Common Reading Program as a companion to Fireside Chat with Dr. Christopher Emdin. Dr. Emdin will be our 2017 MLK Keynote speaker. See attached flyer for more information: Common Read Digital Flyer.pdf

OBSA Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner November 23rd

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OBSA is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 23rd from 5:00pm-7:30pm in the OBSA Bungalow. Please RSVP as soon as possible. There is a limit on the number of spaces so reserve your spot! See attached: OBSA Thanksgiving Dinner and BI Info session (2).pdf

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OBSA Decompression Event Today Nov. 9th 12-2pm

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You are welcome to come to this event today in the OBSA Bungalow from 12-2pm. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to safely, openly, and comfortably discuss the election results and its impact. See attached flyer:OBSA ELECTION DECOMPRESSION EVENT.PDF

OBSA is Coming to your Campus

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Come visit OBSA on your campus. OBSA Assistant Dean, Nick Daily will have weekly mobile office hours at Scripps, HMC, CMC, and PIT. See attached flyer October & November hours and locations. cuc_OBSA_On Campus_Nick DailyOctober November.pdf 

Health & Wellness Social Lunch on November 2nd 11am-2pm

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Come out to our next social lunch on Wednesday, November 2nd. The theme for this lunch is Health and Wellness. Free food, massages and relaxation activities. See attached flyer  cuc_OBSA_Health Wellness Lunch November 2nd.pdf

OBSA Open House September 7th @2:00pm

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All are invited to attend The Office of Black Student Affairs Open House 2016! The event will be held in the OBSA Garden patio on September 7th at 2:00pm. See attached flyer OBSA Open House 2016-2017.pdf