The Umoja Mural Film & Discussion

June 22, from 6:30–8:00pm
Pacifica Graduate Institute, South Hall
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria

The Umoja (“unity” in Swahili ) Mural at Santa Barbara City College, is the first mural in Santa Barbara to center on the African American experience.

“The story of the piece was really wanting to showcase Blackness with the lens of joy and success and achievement and possibility,”  Roxane Bryne, coordinator of equity, diversity, and cultural competency and co-leader of the mural, said.

“A lot of students come to college not thinking that they really belong here,” Akil Hill, senior admissions and records technician and co-leader of the mural, said. “What better way to show that you’re welcome than a mural celebrating Black academic success.”

Join Roxanne Byrne & Akil Asim Hill as they discuss the creation and importance of this impactful work. 6:30-8 p.m.

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