Friday night retreat

4:30-5:15pm Check-in outside of LA 114 [Liberal Arts Building]

5-6:15pm Service project

6:30pm is Dinner (Center Stage)

6:30pm Keynote, voting discussion and voter registration

8–11pm Bowling and Gaming in SLWC/Step Practice/Dance in SC Centre Stage/Bachata Fest at UCCU.


Saturday

8-9am Breakfast in (Grande Ballroom)

8:30 Sing Black National Anthem

8:30-9am Welcome in (Grande Ballroom)

Dave W.

Pastor Davis

President Tuminez, President of Utah Valley University

9-9:25am Keynote “Build” (Grande Ballroom)

Alvin Jackson, CEO BeVoco, LLC

Musical number

9:30-10:20am Career Fair (Hall of Flags)

10:30- 11:25am Workshop #1

Pre-College and parents (Ragan Theatre)

Supporting your student

This workshop will create a space for dialogue to explain the college going process and shifts in the parents role to support their student. The goal of this

presentation is to give parents/families/support language and understanding of college lingo and processes such as understanding FERPA, how they may empower

their students to advocate for themselves, and facing the realities of college and expectations they may have for their student’s success.

Betty Sawyer (moderator)

Glory Johnson-Stanton

Building Financial Wealth

Isaac Ewaleifoh, Malika McCloud, & Mwila Muntanga 

Preparing yourself in High School for College

Greg Noel & Lais Martinez

College 1: Mental Health Session (SC 206 A)

Stress management, racial battle fatigue-dealing with microaggressions and the potential fatigue of code-switching and impostor syndrome

College 2: Activism to Advocate for the Black Community on your campus (SC 206 B)

Portia Saulabiu & Cha McNeil

College 3: Blackness is not a monolith - Panel (SC 206 C)

Ashley Finley, Jayson Matlock, & Meligha Garfiled

11:30-12:25pm Workshop #2

Pre-College 1: Navigating Utah colleges through student voices - College Student Panel (213 A)

Moderator: Portia Saulabiu

Shawnica Sanders (Weber University), Nailah Mansa (Weber University), Sharifa Harrigan, (Salt Lake Community College), Beringo Masumble (Salt Lake Community College), & Leilani Didier (Snow College),

Pre-College 2:The TECH Industry is knocking (SC 213 B)

Cameron Williams from Domo

Pre-College 3: Using Hip Hop to tell your story (SC 206 H)

Write and craft a winning personal statement and self-advocacy.

Courtney Kelly


Parents 1: Supporting your Student (Ragan)

This workshop will create a space for dialogue to explain the college going process and shifts in the parents role to support their student. The goal of this

presentation is to give parents/families/support language and understanding of college lingo and processes such as understanding FERPA, how they may empower

their students to advocate for themselves, and facing the realities of college and expectations they may have for their student’s success.

Moderator: Betty Sawyer

Glory Johnson-Stanton

Parents 2: Building Financial Wealth (Ragan)

Learn the importance of planning for the future, preparing for home ownership, starting black owned businesses, going back to college for education, etc.

Isaac Ewaleifoh

Parents 3: Tips for responsible college shopping from a former admissions counselor (Ragan)

Greg Noel

College 1: Mental Health Session (206 A)

Stress management, racial battle fatigue-dealing with microaggressions and the potential fatigue of code-switching and impostor syndrome

College 2: Blackness is not a monolith - Panel (206 B)

Ashley Finley, Jayson Matlock, & Meligha Garfiled

College 3: Financial Literacy (206C)

Michelda George from Wells Fargo

12:30-1:20pm Lunch, keynote, and spoken word “Invest” (Grand Ballroom)

Keynote: Black Chamber of Commerce/Tech Industry - Cameron Williams from Domo

1:30-2:00pm BSU showcase and raffle (Grande Ballroom)

2:00-2:30pm Closing keynote “Connect” (Grande Ballroom)

Emma Houston, Director of Diversity and Inclulsion, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office