Culture & Heritage Communities

Overview

Culture & Heritage Communities

Long Beach City College is committed to fully acknowledging the systemic barriers that have created inequities in all facets of our institution. LBCC aims to activate focused and intentional equity-rooted and race-conscious efforts to eliminate those barriers and their impacts. Further, we strive to make substantial progress towards closing equity gaps and providing a more welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds including, but not limited to Black & African American, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander Desi, Indigenous, Undocumented, Dreamers, formerly incarcerated or systems impacted, foster youth, LGBTQIA+, and students with disabilities, among others.

On this page, you can find information about tailored programs and resources that are specifically designed to enhance and support the educational experience of our Latinx, Black & African American, Asian Pacific Islander Desi and LGBTQIA+ communities.

At LBCC we recognize that Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi students, and the many rich cultures collectively embodied within this umbrella term are an integral part of our community, and we value your unique needs. There are several resources at LBCC and the larger Long Beach community that can support your personal well-being, academic progress, and social life. Below are a few resources you may find helpful.

Overview

Black Cultural Heritage

Long Beach City College is proud to serve a diverse community with 14% of its student body identifying as Black/African American. Intentional efforts to not only enroll but genuinely serve our Black/African American students have resulted in positive outcomes, reducing equity gaps across many success metrics. At LBCC we recognize that Black/African American students and other identities within the diaspora are an integral part of our community, and we value your unique needs.

We work across Long Beach City College to create capacity, build community, and spark innovation in support of antiracist and inclusive initiatives to ensure that this is a place where everyone can thrive. We firmly believe that equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive. We strive to cultivate a community that fully embraces individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, abilities, and values.

Overview

Latinx Cultural Heritage

At LBCC we recognize that Latinx students, and the many rich cultures collectively embodied within this umbrella term, are an integral part of our community, and we value your unique needs. There are several resources at LBCC and the larger Long Beach community that can support your personal well-being, academic progress, and social life. Below are a few resources you may find helpful.

Overview

LGBTQ+ Resources

LBCC welcomes all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual community. We work to affirm and celebrate all orientations, gender identities, and expressions through our programming and student organizations. Below are a few resources you may find helpful.


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1st Annual Inspiring Women of LBCC Recognition 

Let us celebrate the herculean contributions made by the empowering women of our LBCC community! In honor of Women’s History Month and National Women’s History Alliance, three recipients will be selected to be recognized later this month.