The College of Marin Umoja program is open to all eligible students and is designed specifically to increase the retention, success, graduation, and transfer rates for students of African ancestry. Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success.

Umoja is a community of educators and learners committed to academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student body, mind and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.

Woman’s History Month Activities

A Conversation with Angela Davis

Join us for a conversation with legendary activist and scholar, Angela Davis. Hosted by the College of Marin Umoja Community in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
5 pm to 7 pm

James Dunn Theatre, Performing Arts Building
COM Kentfield Campus

Register at
Free admission, open to the public. Seating is limited. Ticket holders enter with priority. You must bring a digital or paper ticket from Eventbrite.

Free parking for the event will be available after 4:30 pm in Lots P2 and P12. All parking is on a first come, first served basis.

Per campus rules, no signs, backpacks, or large bags are allowed in the theater. All bags subject to search.

Suggested donation: $20. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly support scholarships for Umoja students.


For more information, contact us at:

(415) 457-8811 ext.7026

Enrollment Eligibility

All College of Marin students are encouraged to participate.

  • Submit student application
  • Attend a mandatory orientation session
  • Complete a formal interview with an Umoja team member