What is BLC?
The Black Leadership Collective (BLC) is a program that allows students to develop leadership skills in order to advocate for social justice issues affecting the African American community, both on campus and at large, through activist and civic engagement.
Why the BLC?
The Black Leadership Collective formed because students expressed a desire to obtain the skills necessary to advocate on behalf of their community both here at De Anza and their personal lives. The students felt that there were few opportunities available for them to advocate on behalf of their community here at De Anza.
What does the BLC do?
The social justice issues the BLC chooses to engage in and advocate for are decided as a collective. This year, the collective have chosen to advocate on behalf of Black students at De Anza, incarcerated individuals in Santa Clara county, and all other victims of institutionalized oppression.
How do you become part of the BLC?
You must be passionate about advocating for social justice issues affecting the African American community and attend a meeting. Each member chooses the extent of their participation. If you cannot come to the meetings as scheduled, you can still be part of the BLC. Ask us how!
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