Welcome to the Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research website. This is where we share our mission, vision, and services with the campus community.
We also hope you choose to visit us in the UCI Student Center so that we may greet and welcome you in person. Thank you for your interest in our Center.
“ Our way, the way, is not a random path. Our way begins from coherent understanding. It is a way that aims at preserving knowledge of who we are, knowledge of the best way we have found to relate to each other, each to all, ourselves to other peoples, all to our surrounding. If our individual lives have a worthwhile aim, that aim should be a purpose inseparable from the way... ”
—Ayi Kwei Armah, Two Thousand Seasons
The mission of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research (CBCRR) is to provide a just, safe, vibrant, inclusive, culturally supportive and socio-ecologically sustainable space for Black Students, (faculty and staff)—a home away from home—where Black students can thrive and reach for their highest potential and hopefully discover their genius.
The Center’s vision draws its guiding inspirations from the varied and complex constellations of African/Black cultures, resources and research, which have provided and continue to provide African/Black peoples with general designs for living and patterns for interpreting their reality.
Celebrate UCI is the campus open house where faculty, staff, and students can welcome visitors to UCI and answer questions about the campus.
To work individually and collectively as a people to improve the overall quality of life for ourselves, for our families, for our communities and for Black folks everywhere.
To work towards increasing the quality of our health and healing, the quality of health and healing of Black people, the quality of health and healing of Black communities and the overall health, healing and sustainability of the ecology.
To help to enrich the quality of Black community life all over and everywhere.
To work individually and collectively towards what is true, just and right; to instill harmony, reciprocity and balance in all our relationships with ourselves, our people, our communities and communities that share those values.