Get to know the goals and people behind the Black and Brown Nerds Expo!
The Black and Brown Nerds Expo is a free space to educate, celebrate, and participate in arts, comics, literature, gaming, pop culture, businesses, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) from different cultures and communities of color. This event is open to all!
-Educate the community about nerdism created from Black and Brown communities, including indie comics, art, underground and cultural performances, presentations on nerd topics, and STEM-related careers and industries.
-Disrupt/bridge barriers that creators, entrepreneurs, and leaders face in events by limiting tabling costs and providing tabling resources.
-Connect Black and Brown creators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and nerdism to the classroom.
-Representation matters! Participants will see art, literature, careers, films, TV, theater, etcetera to inspire careers, art, and positive contributions to society.
-Bridge and encourage allyship between the Black and Brown communities as well as between many communities.
Jd (she/ella/ 彼女 ) is the creator and lead organizer for the Black and Brown Nerds Expo as well as the Black Nerds Expo. Connect with Jd for any general questions, ideas, or concerns!
Autumn (she/they) is the Umoja Student Success Liaison. In their free time, they’ve been teaching themselves how to create digital art and would love to get into screen printing or block printing.
Kellie O. Davis (she/her) has over 25 years experience in the entertainment and journalism industries as a filmmaker, writer, producer, and director. She is Founder and CEO of MeConceptions, a company that specializes in managing and showcasing creative projects that help to enrich the quality of our lives.
Ms. Davis is excited to be a part of this year’s Black and Brown Nerds Expo.
Don Love is the Counseling department chair and the former Umoja Program counselor and coordinator at MiraCosta College. He is a self-proclaimed Black nerd in training.
JahB Prescott is a full-time faculty member at MiraCosta Community College in the Letters Department. He teaches English 100 level courses for pre transfer students where he often incorporates graphic novels like the Jon Lewis March Trilogy and Artists Against Police Brutality: A Comic Book Anthology by Bill Campbell, Jason Rodriguez, and
JahB Prescott is a full-time faculty member at MiraCosta Community College in the Letters Department. He teaches English 100 level courses for pre transfer students where he often incorporates graphic novels like the Jon Lewis March Trilogy and Artists Against Police Brutality: A Comic Book Anthology by Bill Campbell, Jason Rodriguez, and John Jennings. Professor Prescott is a Black nerd of the 90's with knowledge of all of subjects in the "multicultural-verse". He is a comic studies researcher and an advocate for how to utilize comics in the classroom.
Gregorio (he/him) attended MiraCosta College, UC Riverside, and CSU Fullerton. His nerdy thing is diving into science, history, food, and culture.
Omar Jimenez is the Interim Student Services Coordinator at MiraCosta College.
Bea Palmer is the Service Learning Program Manager at MiraCosta College.
Carolyn Goodspeed is an Interim Student Services Specialist for Student Equity.
Carlos Rodriguez Dominguez is an Interim Admissions and Records Specialist.
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