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Sharing the Origins of the Educational Opportunity Program

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Historical Society of Long Beach is proud to partner with the Black Student Union Elders Association (BSUEA) in a series of free webinars. Speakers and moderators will honor Dr. Joseph L. White, explore the creation of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and relay first-hand stories of early EOP participants. The series is “inspired by the BSUEA collection, ‘Legacy, Celebration and Remembrance,’ a stunning visual display of minority faculty and student activism during the mid-1960s into the 1970s.”
The EOP is a nationally implemented program created by Dr. White at CSULB more than 50 years ago. They help first-generation, low-income, and historically disadvantaged students gain admission to college, and offer programs encouraging retention such as mentorship, academic advising, tutoring, workshops, financial aid counseling, and a strong community of peer-to-peer advocates.
Dr. White, one of the first African American psychologists to hold a Ph.D. in the United States, gained national prominence in 1970 with his article “Toward a Black Psychology” (Ebony Magazine, 1970). His work at CSULB and CSU Irvine helped thousands of students in California and beyond flourish in the often-hostile environments of university campuses, and to network and pursue professional careers.
Free Webinars
Join us for these four free webinars, presented and moderated by Black Student Union Elders and hosted by the Historical Society of Long Beach, honoring the EOP legacy and those who have maintained this engaging program.
• Webinar #1: The Game Changer
May 12, 2022 6:00-7:30 PM
What is EOP? Who were the founders? How did they create the program? And why?
Registration Link

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Sharing the Origins of the Educational Opportunity Program: The Game Changer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

What is the EOP? Who were the founders? How did they create the program? And why? Civil Rights activist Ella Baker once said, “Give people light and they will find a way.” Were she alive today, Ella Baker would applaud enthusiastically the light that is the Educational Opportunity Program, and the thousands upon thousands of students who have found a way to success through EOP.

• Webinar #2: Remembrances of Things Past 1954-1965
June 2, 2022 6:00-7:30 PM
Background on the national political scene, and how EOP derived from “hinge events” such as the sit-in movement, uprisings in US cities, and calls for greater minority representation on campuses.
Registration Link

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Sharing the Origins of the Educational Opportunity Program: Remembrance of Things Past 1954-1965. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Background on the national political scene, and how EOP derived from “hinge events” such as the sit-in movement, uprisings in US cities, and calls for greater minority representation on campuses. The second in a series of four webinars on the origin of EOP at California State University, Long Beach is brought to you by the Black Student Elders Association and the Historical Society of Long Beach.

• Webinar #3: Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination
June 23, 2022 6:00-7:30 PM
Student activism leads to the Black Student Union and Ethnic Studies
Registration Link

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Sharing the Origins of the Educational Opportunity Program: Resistance, Resilience, Re-imagination. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Student activism leads to the creation of the Black Student Union and Ethnic Studies. Welcome to the third in a series of four webinars on the origins of the Educational Opportunity Program at California State University, Long Beach, brought to you by the Black Student Union Elders Association and the Historical Society of Long Beach.

• Webinar #4: Linking CSULB Campus to the Long Beach Community
July 14, 2022 6:00-7:30 PM Community Improvement League and Black churches invest in youth programs and encourage students to seek a higher education. Herb Smith grants access to Martin Luther King Jr. Park for BSU activities.
Registration Link

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Sharing the Origins of the Educational Opportunity Program: Linking the CSULB campus to the Long Beach Community. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Community Improvement League and Black churches invest in youth programs and encourage students to seek a higher education. Herb Smith grants access to Martin Luther King Jr. Park for BSU activities. This final of four webinars on the origin of the Educational Opportunity Program at California State University, Long Beach is brought to you by the Black Student Union Elders Association and the Historical Society of Long Beach.

A free exhibit featuring the “Legacy, Celebration and Remembrance” collection will open in the Historical Society of Long Beach gallery located at 4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 on February 3, 2023. If you have any questions about this project please call (562) 424-2220.
This project was supported in part by grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Arts Council for Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach, and the City of Long Beach.

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Cost:

Organizer

Historical Society of Long Beach
Phone:
562-424-2220
Website:
hslb.org

Venue

Houghton Park
6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805 United States
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Phone:
Info@creativeclasscollective.org