Africana Studies

Africana Studies Program, in partnership with the African American Student Services Program

Present the 30th Annual Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch

Roslyn M. Brock

An Emerging Black Voice for the 21st Century

Civil Rights Leadership And Public Health In The 21st Century

January 31, 2015

11 am-1 pm
UNM Student Union Ballroom
Tickets $35.00, available at or by phone at 505.925.5858

Roslyn BrockRoslyn M. Brock is Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She made history in February 2010 when she was unanimously elected as its 14th Chairman. She is the youngest person and fourth woman to hold this position.

Brock’s leadership skills have been recognized by several national publications and organizations. In 2012, she was the convocation speaker at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and featured as the February 6, 2012, NBC Universal iVillage Woman of the Week.

Brock was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by the George Washington University; the September 2010 issue of Essence magazine listed her among the “40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World,” Black Entertainment Television (BET) 2010 “Black Girls Rock,” honored her in its inaugural broadcast and she received the 2010 National Urban League’s Women of Power Award .

Brock’s goal in life is embodied in an African proverb, "Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible."

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The Africana Studies Program at UNM uses an interdisciplinary approach to uncover and examine the historical, political and cultural experiences of peoples of Africa and of African descent in the American Southwest, and across the globe! We are committed to encouraging students of all races and ethnicities to think critically about the function of race within individuals, institutions and societies and simultaneously facilitate heightened awareness of issues surrounding social justice and community/service.