SISTER-TO-SISTER

Sister-to-Sister

Initially as a “sister” course to Blacklimated, Sister-to-Sister (S2S) has quickly grown to become a staple of Black women’s undergraduate experience on the UCLA campus.  The course is designed to provide a safe space for undergraduate African American women across the Diaspora to create meaning out of their collegiate experiences.  Taught by Dr. Jonli Tunstall, Maisha Beasley, and Dr. Samarah Blackmon, the class explores Black women’s campus experience through the themes of sisterhood, self, and university experience. Topics examined in the course include, but are not limited to: the building and power of community, social-emotional health and wellbeing, sexual assault in the lives of Black women, relationships, and being a scholar of color.  The overarching goal of the course is to facilitate community building and networks that will lead to a more enriched college experience for undergraduate participants.  Since launched in the spring of 2014, more than 120 undergraduate women have taken the course.