February 6 2021 Branch Meeting and Program

BLM & Beyond This Month

Black or African American History Month is an annual celebration
of achievements and historical contributions of the Black community.
In 1915, Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Today, the organization is known as the Association of the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). In February of 1926, the group sponsored a national Negro Week. Schools and communities were inspired to organize local celebrations which  started the annual observance. Since 1976, February is designated as Black History Month. This year’s theme is, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity”.

Our program will feature two dynamic women who are breaking barriers to expand diversity and opportunity. Dr. Sabrina Sanders is a 20-year veteran of higher education and currently serves as the Director of Student Affairs Projects and Initiatives at the CSU Chancellor’s office. Her professional expertise encompasses equity programs, assessment, leadership development, student health and psychological services, international student programs, athletic academic support services, Title IX, admissions, and student conduct.

Robin Thorne is the founder and CEO of CTI Environmental, a company that specializes in construction management. This successful, multi-million-dollar company is based here in Long Beach where Robin is a long-time community leader. Members may remember Robin as founder of a non-profit, DemoChicks, that exposes young women to careers in general contracting and construction. To RSVP for this program, use this link:


or email aauwlongbeach@gmail.com