Black History Month Events


Thursday, February 1
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Salon

Why Representation Matters:

Join us for a riveting discussion on the importance of representation and inclusion within the entertainment industry and the power of media to spark social change. The panel will feature eight-time Emmy Award- and four-time NAACP Award-winning director Jonathan X; CEO of Represent Justice, Daniel Forkkio; and co-founder and CEO of UR Prospects LLC, Kristina Wilson, Esq.

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Monday, February 5
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: B208

Financial Planning Workshop:

The BBSA is excited to welcome Jason Cole, financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual, for a financial planning workshop to help students prepare for life post-MBA. Attendees will get tools and tips to help them attain financial freedom.

Wednesday, February 7
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 8700 Rex Road, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Million Dollar Baby Co. Campus Visit:

Students will visit MDBC headquarters and hear from the CEO about the company’s history and trajectory. Students will learn about summer internships and full-time roles, gain a deeper understanding of Million Dollar Baby Co.'s operations and network with industry professionals.

Thursday, February 15
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (drop in anytime)
Location: Fowler Museum

Art Exhibit:

Come and hang out before Andernoons at an exhibit featuring African artifacts from the Yoruba tribe from Nigeria and Benin!

Exhibit Information: The House Was Too Small: Yoruba Sacred Arts from Africa and Beyond
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Sunday, February 18
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Intro to Black Gaming:

Here’s your opportunity to learn all the games you should have learned at summer camp. IAC members will teach you all the “house rules” for Uno and how to play Spades (including the smack talk) and a variety of other card and board games. There will be heavy snacks and iconic Black TV shows playing in the background.

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  • Cost: Free for BBSA and IAC members; $5 others
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Sunday, February 18
9:00 a.m.
Location: Runyon Canyon Trail


Let’s get physical! Join us for a Sunday morning hike at one of L.A.’s unique local parks.

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  • Cost: Free for BBSA and IAC members; $5 others
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Wednesday, February 21
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Ask Me Anything:

Grab some food and drinks and hear more about your BBSA classmates’ experiences before Anderson. Participants are encouraged to ask anything they would like to know!

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Thursday, February 22
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Pantages Theatre

The Wiz:

Join us for one of the most iconic Black musicals to grace the stage. We’ve secured a limited number of tickets for this production at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

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Saturday, February 24
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Chief

UCLA x USC x Pepperdine BHM School Mixer:

The BBSA is going to meet with the Black MBA students from USC and Pepperdine, as well as alumni, at a local venue for networking, drinks, etc.

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Saturday, February 29
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: North Terrace

BHM Andernoons:

Close out Black History Month with food, friends and fun at Andernoons featuring Soul Delicious Catering and great music! There will be a special guest performance.

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Saturday, February 29
7:00 p.m.
Location: Pips on La Brea

Second Annual Black ’n Out Mixer:

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Upcoming Black History Month Events

= Anderson Student Only Event
Day Time Event Registration Link
February 7 7:00–8:30 p.m. Anderson’s Net Impact chapter invites Black female professionals in the impact space Jermeen Sherman (’20), Sienna Jackson (’23) and DEI specialist Taeler Hammond to discuss their work and career journeys Register Now
February 8 7:00–8:30 p.m. Investment Finance Association and Entrepreneur Association Anderson invite alumnus Jay Ferguson (’94), who co-founded private equity firm Vicente Capital Partners, to talk about how the MBA helped him in his career Register Now
February 11 Time TBD Team up with the USC Marshall Black Graduate Business Leaders for a community service event Register Now
February 13 5:00–6:00 p.m. Anti-Racism Committee and Entertainment Management Association invite Brea Baker, chief equity officer at Inspire Justice, to talk about racism in media and entertainment and the role of artists to improve the industry Register Now
February 16 1:00–4:00 p.m. Indoor Adventures Club challenges you to compete for the crown of Mario Kart champ at before the Black History Month Andernoons (Anderson students and alumni only) Register Now
February 16 4:45–6:30 p.m. Middle East & Africa Club and Black Business Students Association host Andernoons featuring catering from Honey’s Kettle and good music Register Now
February 17 7:00–10:00 p.m. Black Business Students Association social kickback with our friends at OUT@Anderson Register Now
February 21 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Visit the Van Nuys Airport with the Travel & Hospitality Association for a fully guided tour of hangars (Anderson students only) Register Now
February 21 6:00–7:30 p.m. Join UCLA’s Black Graduate Students Association for an installment of USC’s Charlotta Bass Media Trailblazer Speaker Series featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize–winning creator of The 1619 Project (non-Anderson event) Register Now
February 21 7:00–8:30 p.m. Anderson Real Estate Association, in partnership with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate's Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, hosts a networking reception and a home ownership workshop with public policy expert and Riordan Programs alumnus Jason Lombard and community development officer Cherelle Gaines, who will explain policies that have affected Black property owners, and introduce MidFirst Bank’s Dream Home Loan and Grant product Register Now
February 22 6:00–8:00 p.m. The Craft Beer Club invites you to taste some craft-brewed beer from a Black-owned brewery (Anderson students only) Register Now
February 24 1:00–3:00 p.m. Join Black Business Students Association and AnderTech for an intimate Dinner-for-8 (D48) with Warner Bros. Discovery executive Renard Jenkins, the first African American president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Register Now
February 26 Time TBD Black Anderson alumni and current students enjoy an annual celebration of Black History Month over brunch together Register Now
February 28 7:30–10:00 p.m. Entertainment Management Association, Anti-Racism Committee and Women’s Business Connection screen an episode of The 1619 Project, followed by open dialogue Register Now