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Angela Davis delivers speech at Mission College. She wears a colorful silk scarf over a loose dark dress. She wears wire-frame glasses and gestures to the left with one hand.

Dr. Angela Davis, political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.

Student Interest Form

Quotation mark."If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African proverb -Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.

The Mission College Umoja Community will empower and motivate African American students and other students from disproportionately impacted populations to excel in academics through community engagement, cultural empowerment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and self-love.

The statewide Umoja Community includes over 50 California community colleges, and hundreds of educators and learners that are committed to academic success, personal growth and the self-actualization of African American and other students.

All Mission College students are welcome, regardless of background. If you are interested, fill out our Student Interest Form.


Fall 2021 Umoja Community Classes 

Umoja Community Classes - Fall 2021
Take either class or both! All students are welcome!

Students in these courses will explore the African and African-American experience in the United States through a curriculum that is responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas with an emphasis on the UMOJA Community principles.

Counseling 000A, Orientation to Mission College, .5 units

#72015, Tuesdays, 12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m., Online

Short-term class, Sept. 23, 2021 – Nov. 18, 2021
Roshawn Walter (UMOJA Counseling Faculty)
This course is fully online, with attendance via videoconference during the indicated days and times.

English 001AX, English Composition with Additional Support, 5 units

#70470, Thursdays, 12:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m., Online

  • Aug 28, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
  • Staff (Monica Sain, UMOJA English Faculty.)
  • This course is fully online, with required attendance via videoconference during the indicated days and times.

If you enroll in both courses listed above, you will be eligible to receive $100.00 book voucher from Barnes & Noble.

Additional Fall 2021 English Umoja Community Courses (only one English course per semester is recommended)

English 001A, English Composition, 3 units

#70466, Tuesdays, 12:40pm-2:05pm., Online 

English 001B, English Composition and Literature, 3 units

#70483, Asynchronous., Online

 

 



Benefits of Membership and Services 

The Mission College Umoja Community (MCUC) empowers and motivates students of color, and other disproportionately impacted populations, to excel in academics through community engagement, cultural empowerment, and self-love. 

  • Dedicated Umoja Counselor
  • Umoja Community Courses
  • College Field Trips (CSU, UC, HBCU, etc.)
  • Book Store Vouchers 
  • Cultural Activities and Workshops
  • Umoja Student Club and Organization
  • Umoja Merchandise

Umoja Community - About Us


Past Speakers and Events

See more visitors of our past speaker series.

woman dancing

Kwanzaa

Every December, we celebrate Kwanzaa on campus.

Kwanzaa
Angela Davis at a podium as she delivers a speech for students.

Dr. Angela Davis

Dr. Angela Davis, political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.

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Dr. Cornel West poses with three students after delivering talk.

Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West visited campus to give speech and meet our students.

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A young male student in a leather jackt and glasses holds a microphone as he asks a question at a literary event on Mission College campus.

Writer Donnelle McGee

Instructor Donnelle McGee speaks.

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American writer, feminist, and activist Rebecca Walker visits Mission.

Rebecca Walker

New York Times best selling author Rebecca Walker speaks.

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Group of Black students post together on an HBCU tour.

HBCU Tour

Students take tours of historically black colleges and universities.

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