African American Education Conference
Join us as we celebrate African American history and culture with an evening of keynote speakers, workshops, food and a wonderful educational experience. This conference is free to all junior high, high school, and college students. Parents are encouraged to attend.
February 29, 2020
MJC West Campus, Mary Stuart Rogers Building
Check in: 4:30 p.m.
Conference: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Cheryl Williams Jackson & Dr. Duana Demus-Leslie
Pan African Drumming – Mr. Ricky Latour
Umoja Opening – Professor Albert Smith
Dr. James Houpis, MJC President
Mikayla Ramirez, ASMJC President
Chanel Johnson, BSU President
Mr. Brett Butler
Mr. Ricky Latour
NorCal KRUMP Movement
Presentation # 1
Panel Discussion facilitated by Dr. Jacquelyn Forte
Participants: MJC Students and Alumni; Chanel Johnson, Eddie Lane, Lionel Smith and Samantha Tobler
The panel will explore the African American student perspective on pursuing and succeeding in higher education. The panel will also discuss strategies to overcome obstacles to success and explore the urgency of addressing social and educational disparities in the African American Community.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Step Show
Ms. LaKiesha McDonald, CEO/Founder LRM Growth Solutions
This presentation will focus on carrying on the work of those who came before us, and building a new legacy for those who will come after.
Presentation of the Legacy Award
Presented by Vice President of Student Services, Flerida Arias
Umoja Closing - Professor Albert Smith
What is the purpose of the Conference?
The purpose of the African American Education Conference is to enrich and empower current and future Modesto Junior College students to be successful in pursuing higher education.
How do I register for the conference?
Who funds the conferences?
The conference is funded by the MJC Office of Student Equity and the Associated Students of MJC.
2020 AAEC Newsletters