Black Alumni & Friends Alumni Gathering 2023

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Black Alumni & Friends Alumni Gathering 2023

"Honor the past, connect with the present, inspire the future."

By Black Alumni & Friends Chapter of Cal Poly Pomona

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, February 18 · 10am - 12pm PST


Kellogg House Pomona, Cal Poly Pomona 3801 W Temple Ave Bldg. 112 Pomona, CA 91768

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About this event

Join us Saturday, February 18, 2023 as The California State Polytechnic University of Pomona's Black Alumni and Friends Chapter will organize and host a special social gathering event featuring a panel of CPP Alumni sharing their stories and more. The event’s conversations will explore issues like diversity and inclusion and career path obstacles, and the role Cal Poly Pomona has played in their lives.

Building on the success of the last year, we are encouraging all to arrive at 10 am to take advantage of the networking opportunities. Brunch will be provided.

The Black Alumni and Friends Chapter is committed to assisting in continued educational and cultural growth and development within the community. The chapter promotes social activities that enhance the educational and charitable purpose of the association.

Guest: James Bell-Founder of Burns Institute

James Bell is the Founding President of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. The Burns Institute has worked in over 200 counties in 23 states to engage justice stakeholders and communities across the country to build equity in the administration of justice. He has trained and addressed thousands of human services professionals and community members on race, ancestry and inclusion as a necessary and vital component of the delivery of safety for all communities. He is currently working with San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Paul MN and Toledo OH in reimagining services for families and communities impacted by the justice sector.

James has appeared on numerous national television shows, conducted several radio interviews and written blogs and articles for a variety of platforms. He has authored sections of published anthologies on intersections of justice and education, health and family disruption. He is currently working on a manuscript to be released in 2021.

James has extensive experience in the international justice arena: he assisted the African National Congress in the administration of the youth justice system in South Africa and consulted with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Most recently he was in Holland and England where he advised on emerging issues of racial, ethnic and religious minorities being over-represented in the justice system. In that context he gave an address at the House of Lords to a wide range of stakeholders responsible for justice. He recently visited Norway and Holland to observe their prisons and justice philosophy. He attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Hastings College of Law.

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