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Scripps Celebrates Black History Month 2022

Thank you for your interest in Black History Month at Scripps Institution of Oceanography!


  • A Zoom link and summary of the events will be sent out to all registrants.
  • The same Zoom link will be used for all events.
  • All times are Pacific Standard Time.
  • Please contact the Scripps EDI Team with any questions or concerns -


2022 Theme: Black Health and Wellness - Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health Matters



Past events

Black Mental Health - Panel Discussion with UC San Diego Mental Health Professionals on Best Practices for Mental Well-Being

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST

Kelley Adams, M.D.
Psychiatrist | CAPS

Kween Agba
PhD Student, Neuroscience | UC San Diego
Co-facilitator of UC San Diego’s Black Graduate and Professional Forum

Nina Scott 
PhD Student | Scripps Oceanography 
Professional Well-Being Associate | CAPS

Danielle Simien
Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Muir College, CAPS

Dr. Catherine Thompson
Counseling Psychologist | Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

Virtual Film Screening: "Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground"

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST - Watch film independently via HBOMax (available free on their website)


Community Discussion "Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground"
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST

Representation in STEM - Panel Discussion on Why Representation Matters

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 10:00 - 11:30 AM PST (please note this program will last 1.5 hours)

Christian Aganze
Physics PhD Candidate | UC San Diego

Marquis Bartlett
Artist, K-12 Educator

Angela Booker 
Associate Professor, Communications | UC San Diego 

Chidiebere Ibe
Medical Illustrator and Graphics Designer who went viral for his illustrations of a Black fetus

Samuel Moore
External Engagement Strategist and Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 
Moody College of Communications | University of Texas, Austin

Cecilia B. Sanders
Geobiologist, Artist, Science Communicator, PhD Candidate | CalTech


Soul Food: Share Your Favorite Dishes and Why It Feeds Your Soul

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 3:30 - 5:00 PM PST

We'll discuss the importance of food in the Black community and how it connects and heals us. Participants are invited to share recipes and photos of their favorite comfort foods. You can upload photos and recipes in the RSVP form.