African and African American Alumni Association (5A)

2022 Affinity Network and Aggie Parent and Family Association Scholarship Winners

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association recognizes the 2021-2022 Affinity Network and APFA Scholarship and Award recipients.

On behalf of the donors and volunteers with the African and African Alumni Association (5A), Cal Aggie Lambda Association (Lambda), Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, and the Aggie Parent and Family Association (APFA), congratulations to the 2021-2022 recipients with outstanding leadership and dedication to the UC Davis community.

A Long Walk to Freedom

Celebrating Black History Month is part of my daily practice of gratitude that honors the freedom fighters in history. That includes those within my family and their long walks to freedom that paved the way for my liberation. Their strength from extraordinary accomplishments empowers my work as a change agent, one that I cherish and preserve. My heritage has a profound legacy fighting for voting rights and calls me to continue working on critical issues today.

Black History Month 2021 is More Important Than Ever

Remembering our history and how it has impacted Black communities is one way we honor Black History Month. When I think about our past, I am immediately drawn to what a year 2020 was with the three major crises that invoked intense difficulties and trouble. We began 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic, then the national awareness of social injustice, and ended the year with a Presidential election that stressed dissonances across the country. Each crisis demonstrated examples of overwhelming struggles and revealed increased burdens for Black communities.