Black alumni, students get in the swing at #Black2Cal Weekend

Over the Labor Day holiday, UC Berkeley held its first #Black2Cal Weekend, welcoming black alumni and students to the campus, and helping to launch UC Berkeley’s new African American Initiative. To kick off the festivities on Sept. 4, the African American Student Development office hosted the annual Student Group Day, known as the “yard show,” drawing a crowd of more than 1,000 to enjoy a night of dance and music performances — a chance for the campus community to come together and for students to become involved in the many groups on campus.

Catch a glimpse of the yard show in these photos by Nicholas R. Chen, a photographer and graduate student in education.

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#Black2Cal Weekend was part of a weeklong series of events and community outreach to advocate for educational equity and achievement within the African American community. The events were sponsored by the UC Berkeley Black Alumni Club, African American Student Development, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Cal Athletics and the Office of the Chancellor.

For those who missed the fun, check out photos event-goers uploaded with the hashtag #Black2Cal.

To learn more about the African American Initiative, visit Berkeley News.