United Black Student Conference (UBSC)

UBSC Synopsis

#BlackExcellence is a hashtag and a movement that was created on social media to help dispel the stigmatization of Black culture. Black excellence is being able to feel the confidence in oneself despite all of the negative stereotypes of people of African descent. It is being able to be proud of the skin that you’re in. Black excellence is our culture. It is our voice creating the narrative on what excellence is and how blackness is put out in the real world. With the 8th annual United Black Student Conference we will celebrate black excellence of the past, present, and future.

UBSC was planned by a committee with leadership from the Black Student Union (BSU) and Umoja Community Club (UCC) with the support of the Student Equity Department and Student Life and Leadership (SLL) along with community members. We will reenergize a passion for learning, strengthen their unyielding character, and spark the minds of the future leaders, parents, and law makers that will lead us to success.

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If you are having troubles registering online with the above form, please complete this form and send to studentequity@miracosta.edu.

Volunteer Registration

For MiraCosta College students, you can volunteer for various areas and earn Service Learning hours, extra credit (with prior permission from instructors), and Quest for Success stamps (only for Umoja, Puente, RAFFY, and Mana students.

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Resource Fair Registration

For departments and organizations who would like to table during the lunch time portion of UBSC, please register here.

Parking Information

If you are bringing a bus, please park in parking lot 2A (near the entrance of the school next to Building 1100).

Workshop Descriptions

Workshops will include the following:

Black Excellence

Sister 2 Sister

Brother 2 Brother

Black Hair

What is Black?

Controlling Knowledge

Diffusing Difficult Situations

Speaker Bio

Dr. Bruce Hoskins is a Professor of Sociology at MiraCosta College, which is located in Oceanside, CA where he was born and raised.He is also a spoken word poet (aka the Professor) and is dedicated to the voice found in spoken word poetry.His desire to empower student voices has led him to incorporate his poems along with other artists, e.g. Ant Black, Rudy Francisco, and Imani Cezanne, into how he teaches so that students can connect the educational material to emotional content.In other words, poetry is used as first person narratives of sociological concepts, e.g. poverty, sexism, and racism, to try and help students understand how these issues affect our everyday lives.

Performer Bios

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us below:

High school contact: Yasmine Willis Fernandez (OC 3400)- ywillis@miracosta.edu or (760) 757-2121 ext. 6918

General Inquiries: Jd Banks (OC 3700) - jbanks@miracosta.edu or (760) 757-2121 ext. 6900