March 2020 Newsletter
this past week... 

On Saturday, AASD, BRRC, and Student Ambassadors for the Arts (SAFTA) collaborated to showcase Black art and films. 

This past Tuesday we had our GBM! The theme was entrepreneurship. After an informative presentation, participants were encouraged to identify a current problem within the Black community and generate a solution through an interactive business model.  
[Next GBM is Tuesday, April 7 6-8pm]

To Access the GBM Slides and Updates
but wait there is more...
bridges x BRRC: Restorative Justice
The workshop will be on Tuesday, March 10th from 6-8 pm at the Alumni House and will be led by Salih Muhammed, Organizing Director for UC Student Association (also former Cal BSU President!!).

For more info Click Here>> 
Free Tickets to see Laverne Cox + Post-show reception 

Thursday, March 12 | 8:00pm
Zellerbach Hall

FREE for Black QTs

For More Info or to RSVP Click Here>> 
BRRC x Raíces-RRC:

A one-day conference for kindergarten scholars, teachers, and chaperones to visit UC Berkeley. The day will consist of a greeting goody bag, breakfast, tour, lunch and 2 education centered workshops. 

Wed, March 18, 2020 | 9 am- 2 pm 
Location TBA
The Regional Symposium is a one-day INDABA (a deep discussion) focusing on topics designed to strengthen Umoja programs.  

Friday, March 13, 2020 

Volunteers needed:
12:30- 2:30pm, 4-5:30pm

for more information or to sign up

YWCA Shadow Day
The YWCA is collaborating with BRRC for Shadow Day event, happening on Wed, April 8th 2020, from 8am-3:30pm.

Increase the percentage of Cal students who look like YOU! Have a local high school student shadow you for one day!

Application Deadline: Fri, March 20

To Sign up or For More Info Click Here>>
Ebony Ball

Join the BRRC for the first annual Ebony Ball! Enjoy "A Night in Nola" with Black students from across the Bay Area!

Separate Invitation to follow soon

Fri, Mar 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Pauley Ballroom

BRRC 2020/2021
Board Info session
Want to play an active role in the recruitment and retention of Black students at Cal, and serve our community on and off-campus?

Monday, March 30 | 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location TBA
Come Study With Us!
Snacks and Wellness Kits Provided

Date, Time, and Location TBA

Our Office Hours
  • Gloria - Executive Director - Wednesday 5:45-6:45

  • Nayzak - Community Development Coordinator - Wed 10-11 a.m., Fri 4-5 p.m.

  • Jalen - Logistics Manager- Monday 12:30-1:30

  • Elle - Budgetary Manager - Tuesday 10-11; Thursday 10-11

  • John - SW Coordinator, Wednesday 2-3

  • Jacob - Transfer coordinator, Wednesday 12-1pm

  • Ezinne - Public Relations, Data Manager - Monday 11-12 

  • William - PD Manager - Friday 12-1pm

  • Nadja - K-12 coordinator - Tuesday 12:30-1:30

Tang Center Wellness Resources


The Black Recruitment and Retention Center is a student-initiated, AND entirely a student ran organization that was founded in 1983. 

The purpose of the BRRC is to supplement, expand, and create efforts on campus and within the community toward the recruitment and retention of Black students. We are one of 7 RRCs in the bridges’ Multicultural Resource Centers, a coalition of 8 organizations.

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