Our Projects

I am and always will be a catalyst for change.
Shirley Chisholm, first Black woman to be elected to Congress (1968), and to run for president (1972)

Learn more about what BLAC is doing and what impact we'll be making in the near future!

Our Current Projects

Archival Asset Mapping 

  • Building inventory of 100+ relevant collections across Bancroft Library, University Archives, and African American Museum and Library of Oakland

Origin story and Impact of AASD

  • Identifying key stakeholders, crafting interview guides, drafting preliminary timelines.

Self- Guided Audio Tour

  • Designing route and recording audio for campus tour of Black history to be launched at Homecoming Weekend 2022.

BLAC Community Launch Party

  • Logo competition and unveiling
  • Website debut
  • Call for digital submissions (photos, essays)
  • Plus: courtyard reception with DJ and soul food

Our Future Projects

  • BLAC Website (phase 2 coming this fall!)
  • BLAC Exhibit in Berkeley Library
  • BLAC Timeline
  • BLAC Homecoming
  • and much more!