Black Heritage Events


Black Heritage Month 2023

Theme: Black Resistance

LBCC Black Student Success WeekWe celebrate Black Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Black and African Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. Join LBCC in celebrating Black/African American culture and history through a series of wonderful events throughout the month of February. All virtual events will either be hosted through Zoom or presented through our official Long Beach City College YouTube channel.

PLEASE NOTE: Some event days and times may be subject to change.

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Black/African American Heritage Month Kick-Off

DAY/TIME: Thur., Feb. 9, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: In front of Bldg. A (between A Building and E. Carson St.)

Join us as we kick off Black African American Heritage month with food, music, performers & resource fair. Come celebrate the start of Black Heritage Month and our return to campus. Learn about the various resources available on campus, and enjoy some Soul Food, giveaways, and music.

Wakanda Forever Screening​

  Pacific Coast Campus   Liberal Arts Campus 
LOCATION PCC, Student Union (Bldg. EE LAC, Nordic Lounge (Bldg. E)
DATE February 9 February 10
TIME 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come to a free screening of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever and enjoy some free pizza, popocron, and drinks!

Sip & Paint

DAY/TIME: Tue., Feb. 14, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: SJIC (LAC-Lower Level of Building E)

Celebrating Black Love through art & conversation.


Forgotten Images

  Pacific Coast Campus   Liberal Arts Campus 
DATE Thur., Feb. 16 Thur., March 2nd
EXHIBITION TIME 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION PCC, Student Union (Bldg. EE) LAC, Nordic Lounge (Bldg. E)
RECEPTION TIME 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

The African American Artifacts Exhibit will showcase the unique culture of the African diaspora.  

Meet Your Village

DAY/TIME: Tue., Feb. 21, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: SJIC (LAC-Lower Level of Building E)

An interactive experience where Black/African American students get to connect with Black/African American Faculty, Staff, and Administrators.

2nd Annual BHM Performance Arts Showcase

DAY/TIME: Thur., Feb. 23, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: LAC Auditorium (Bldg. J)

The 2nd Annual Black Heritage Month Performing Arts Showcase will be a display of student and local talent that pays tribute to the Black and African American Experience.

Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story Film Screening

DAY/TIME: Tue., Feb. 28, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: CSULB-Beach Auditorium

Collaborative event with CSULB. Screening of Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story, followed by keynote and Q&A with the former professional basketball player.

For Accommodations: 72 hours prior to the event, (562) 938-4558 (voice), (562) 353-4217 (videophone), & // Sign Language Interpreting-Communication Access Realtime Translation: 5 business days prior to the event, contact Event Lead: Dr. Jerome Hunt at or (562) 938-4129 & Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918 *requests are based on provider availability

Black Student Success Week


The 2023 Black Student Success Week is scheduled for April 24 through April 28. This year’s theme is “Vision to Action: Building Systems and Structures for Black Student Success.”

The focus of the week-long event will be on successful approaches to ensuring Black and African American students succeed at California community colleges.

The schedule of virtual activities for the week includes:

  • The Black Hour: A series of daily webinars hosted from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • The After Party: A series of daily small group discussion forums held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • The BlackOut: A virtual advocacy day event held on April 27, 2023
Webinar registration will open the first week of April 2023. Follow Black Student Success Week on Twitter for updates and more information.