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The Black Panther Oakland Community School: Community Archives, Activism, and Storytelling
Invites you to its Summer Fellows ShowcaseThursday, August 26 | 12-1 p.m.

Over the summer of 2021, ten UCI students have researched the Oakland Community School (OCS), the longest-running community project organized by the Black Panthers. The summer fellows have been documenting the school’s history, creating digital humanities resources, and producing a documentary film to be premiered in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the OCS.


UCI Summer Fellows

Iyanna Blackburn
Film and media studies and African American studies

Evelynn Cuautle
Public health policy and Chican@/Latin@ studies

Nervana Fadle
Political science and environmental science and policy

Alexandria Fakayode

Micherlange Francois-Hemsley

African American studies and criminology, law, and society

Trinity Hunt-McGuinness
Gender and sexuality studies and African American studies

Donavion “Navi” Huskey
Doctoral student, psychological science

Chinaenye Ibeanusi
Anthropology and African American studies

Haleigh Marcello
Doctoral student, history

Dashia Wright
Psychological science


African American Studies, Anthropology, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, Criminology, Law and Society Program, Earth System Science, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Jim Guerinot, UCI Graduate Division, Humanities Center, Political Science, Program in Public Health, Psychological Studies, School of Humanities, School of Social Ecology, Urban Planning and Public Policy, and the UCI Chancellor’s Fellows Funds