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Fresno Pacific Celebrates Juneteenth

Calendared from September 15th – October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month brackets the independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Chile, and Belize. It commemorates the culmination of profound shifts in thinking and culture that overcame oppression. Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 is the perfect time for a revolution – a revolution of perspective and ideas.

Fresno Pacific University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). We are proud to recognize, commemorate, and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

What is an HSI?

A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is defined as an institution of higher education that has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.

According to the most recent data analyzed by HACU from the 2018-19 academic year, 539 Hispanic-Serving Institutions are in 181 Congressional Districts in 25 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Fresno Pacific University is the first CCCU institution in California to receive the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation. We are just one of the 146 private not-for-profit HSI institutions across the United States.

Please check this page regurlarly for updates, events, and resources.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Event: “Black Excellence: Mind, Body and Spirit”

Monday, June 21, 2021 webinar recording “Black Excellence: Mind, Body and Spirit” presented by Angie Barfield, Program Specialist at Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Juneteenth – Celebrating Black Excellence

The Intercultural Learning Center in collaboration with the Office of Spiritual Formation invite you to celebrate and honor Juneteenth, a momentous national American holiday, celebrating African American freedom and achievement through the following on-campus and virtual events:

  • On-campus event: Join us in person to kick-off the Juneteenth events with celebration, fellowship, and community on Friday, 6/18/2021 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Fresno Pacific University (on the green).  This event will be led by special guest emcee: Pastor Rici Skei.  (see attached flyer for more details)
  • Virtual event: Fresno Pacific University and The African American Historical and Cultural Museum have partnered to provide free virtual recognition of Juneteenth starting Saturday, June 19th – July 10th.  All of California is invited to the 2021 California Juneteenth Virtual Event “Celebrating Black Excellence” to enjoy this commemorative holiday through a month of free cultural arts: rhythmic, musical jazz and blues numbers; poetic prose; Black films and shorts; gallery arts and learning about local cultural arts and Black history from local museums throughout California (see press release).  In addition, many of our very own 2021 graduates will be recognized throughout the virtual event in celebration to honor Black/African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Fresno Pacific University. The event will be accessible via the following link starting June 19th: You can also start watch on: (June 19 starting at 12:00 pm)
  • Virtual event: Monday, June 21, 2021 webinar recording “Black Excellence: Mind, Body and Spirit” presented by Angie Barfield, Program Specialist at Fresno County Superintendent of Schools available at:
  • Virtual event: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. special edition College Hour
  • Juneteenth Share

If you would like more information or have any questions please feel free to contact Patty Salinas at, (559) 453-3434 or Breanne Wyse at, (559) 453-3608.

View flyer

On-Demand Events

Chirp: “Left, Right & Wrong” with Dr. John Inazu – recorded 9/11/2020

Chirp: Friday, October 30 – Faith & Politics with Justin Giboney of the And Campaign – recorded 10/30/2020


Social Justice Service Resource List college student voting resources

All IN to Vote, developed by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, helps students navigate the voting process.

The National Association of Secretaries of State offers valuable information about registration, voter ID requirements, and polling places in all 50 states.

Your Vote, Your Voice, the official web portal of the federal government, maintains a site regarding “Absentee and Early Voting" with specific information about “Coronavirus and Voting by Mail-In Absentee Ballot."

Democracy Works How to Vote provides guides to help voters understand what options states offer for casting a ballot. aspires to use technology to simplify political engagement and increase voter turnout.

Vote411, an initiative of the League of Women Voters Education Fund, offers a polling place locator and provides a broad range of additional registration and voting information.

Mental Health Resources

On-Site Counseling Program is a FPU subsidized, confidential, professional counseling service available to FPU students and members of the community who are experiencing personal obstacles. On-Site Counselors are available by appointment to assist individuals with relationship problems, adjustment issues, grief and sadness, worry and anxiety, and unhealthy coping patterns. All sessions are currently taking place via Telehealth due to COVID-19. For more information, please call 559-453-8050 or e-mail

Healing Circles @ Fresno Pacific University 2020 has been a very hard year for our black and brown communities. Here is an opportunity to come together in a community to heal from trauma experienced through racism, white supremacy, and micro-aggressions. Below is the information needed for our Licenced therapists from onsite and private practicing professionals who need this info for you to be registered for the session. Your information will always be kept confidential. Link:

Immigration Resources

Immigrants Rising: Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector provides undocumented young people with psychological support, allowing you to access your strengths and resiliency in order to achieve your personal goals and healing.

ACLU: Know Your Rights for Dreamers/DACA

UFW Foundation: Provides a variety of immigration-related services 2409 Merced Street Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93721, (559) 496-0700 Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

List of local non-profit agencies that immigration services and other public services can be found in this document: Immigration Org 2019

Fresno Pacific University Undocu-Ally Badge Request Form

LGBTQ+/Gender-based violence/discrimination resources

Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860

The GLBT National Hotline: 888.843.4564

Rape Counseling Services (RCS) Fresno: 559.222.7273

National Network (RAINN): 800.656.4673

Marjaree Mason Center: 24 Hr. Hotline (800) 640.0333

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center: