Coffee with a Black Guy

Coffee with a Black Guy

with James Joyce III
Sunday, November 10th / 2:00-4:00PM
$10 – $20 Suggested Donation

What is ‘Coffee with a Black Guy’?
The concept is simple: given all the racial tumult in the world, particularly the United States, complex issues with deep history are boiled down to soundbites and rhetoric, the hashtag wars cloaked behind digital components that further the interpersonal divide, some valid points peppered with both pain and ignorance — with all this going on and the sense of hopelessness that goes with it, let coffee be our common ground and build from that.

What started as one black man, James Joyce III, extending himself as a servant of all to hold ‘Coffee with a Black Guy’ office hours, soon turned into a movement. CWABG sessions are a time to share stories, have conversations, impart perspective or just listen and learn from fellow citizens of the world. James looks forward to bridging a gap with you inside Yoga Soup!

To register click here.

James Joyce III currently serves as District Director for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (who represents nearly 1 million constituents within the 19th Senate District of California) and has served on various advisory boards in the area including ImpactHub Santa Barbara, the Ventura County Leadership Academy, and the Santa Barbara Young Black Professionals.

Joyce is also on the board for the Lois & Walter Capps Project, as well as the national board for Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), where he helped found the collegiate chapter while a student-athlete at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Prior to working in the public service sector, Joyce, a Maryland-native, served as a newspaper journalist in several diverse communities across the country covering a variety of subjects; from education to crime, local politics, features and more.

An award winning journalist, Joyce is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and currently serves with the Xi Iota Lambda Chapter, seated in Camarillo, CA. In the summer of 2016, James launched Coffee with a Black Guy, where he hosts interactive community conversations about a variety of issues from the perspective of a black man.

Simply put: Coffee. Connection. Conversation. You can learn more about the movement at

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