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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​

DAY/TIME: Fri., Feb. 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Nordic Lounge (LAC Bldg. E)

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


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DAY/TIME: Mon., Feb. 13 & Tue., Feb. 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
PCC Student Union – Feb. 13
LAC Nordic Lounge (Bldg. E) – Feb. 14

The African American Artifacts Exhibit will showcase the unique culture of the African diaspora. The Exhibit will run from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, followed by a reception from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.                   


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.

RSVP HERE


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), & DSPS-staff@lbcc.edu // Sign Language Interpreting-Communication Access Realtime Translation: 5 business days prior to the event, contact Event Lead & Stephanie Bonales at sbonales@lbcc.edu or (562) 938-4918 *requests are based on provider availability*

Juneteenth


 

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: A Building, Liberal Arts Campus, Long Beach City College
(4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach)

FREE PARKING in parking lots F, G, H, I

Event Lead: Dr. Jerome Hunt

Bring your blanket and chill! LBCC’s Juneteenth event will be hosting a number of live performances:

  • Music and Dance performances by LBCC Performing Arts
  • Free food!
  • Resource Fair
  • Music by DJ B-Rokk

2022 LBCC Juneteenth Event Flyer


LBCC’s 1st Annual Juneteenth Writing & Video Contest

Theme: “Connecting the Past to the Present – What Does Juneteenth Mean to Me?”
  • Submission Window: 5/20 – 6/10. No entries accepted after June 10.

One entry per person per category. Winners announced online on 6/17 and in-person on 6/18.

Video Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries from current LBCC students only
  • 5-10 minutes in length
  • Send shareable link to kmcmurray@lbcc.edu

Writing Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries from current LBCC students only
  • Any poem, short story, or essay of up to 3 pages of 12pt font (up to 800 words). Any form or style.
  • Email your PDF attachment to kmcmurray@lbcc.edu

All emails must have a subject title of “2022 Juneteenth Contest Entry”.

Juneteenth Writing & Video Contest Flyer

Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both video and writing categories.
  • Video Contest
    • 1st Place goes to Zina Ogunnaya. Zina wins $100 for the video “Home Song”.
  • Writing Contest
    • 1st Place goes to Zina Ogunnaya. Zina wins $100 for the poem “What Does Juneteenth Mean to Me?”
    • 2nd Place goes to Serenity Sam. Serenity wins $50 for the haiku cycle “2022 Juneteenth Contest Entry”.
    • 3rd Place goes to Quanesha P. Brown. Quanesha wins $25 for the poem “Is It Just Me?”

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

Black Student Success Week

April 25 – 29, 2022

tile-bhm-events Black Student Success Week is returning April 25 – 29, 2022. This year’s theme is A Vision for Black Student Success: Creating a New Landscape to Succeed.

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The 2022 Black Student Success Week will focus on new approaches to ensure Black and African American students succeed at California Community Colleges as we recover from the pandemic.

The CCC Chancellor’s Office will be sponsoring the following virtual programming:

Webinar registration for the above events will open the first week of April. Please save the date (April 25 – 29, 2022) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @cablackstudents for updates and more information. 

LBCC Complementary Programming

Please check back for specific information about locations and zoom links.

  1. Monday, April 25
    12:00PM – 2:00PM: “The Black Hour” webinar viewing followed by a Viking Porch Talk – Hybrid Event
    • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Group viewing of the Chancellor’s Office Webinar “The Black Hour” at the SJIC (LAC- lower level of Building E) - Register for the webinar directly here. 
    • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Porch Talk facilitated by Dr. Jerome Hunt : Join us for an in-person guided discussion about the Black Hour topic for that day and how it impacts the LBCC Black/African American community.
      • In-person viewing and discussion participants register here.
        (Light refreshments will be provided)
      • Virtual participants use Zoom Meeting ID: 974 0495 0294 or click here to join
  2. Wednesday, April 27
    2:00PM – 3:30PM: Black Male Student Experience Discussion facilitated by Dr. Erania Freeman, Interim Associate Dean of Student Support Services; Chris Moye, Umoja Counselor; and Richard Blackmon, Student Trustee – Hybrid Event
    • Join us for a discussion on the Black male student experience at LBCC. Light refreshments will be offered following the event.
    • Location: LAC Transfer Center, A-1097 
    • Lunch is provided for in-person attendees.
  3. Thursday, April 28
    12:00PM – 2:00PM: Resource Fair and Lunch (In-person) 
    The Black Student Success Week Resource Fair is an on-campus event highlighting LBCC Student Services. In addition to highlighting LBCC resources, we will distribute printed copies of our Black Student Resource guide, an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor Lunch with Faculty, and elicit feedback about what LBCC’s Black Resource Center should include via a survey.
    • Location: LAC, E-quad
    • If you plan to attend please register by using this link
    • Friday, April 29
      12:00PM – 2:00PM: “The Black Hour” webinar viewing followed by a Viking Porch Talk
      • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Group viewing of the Chancellor’s Office Webinar “The Black Hour” at the SJIC (LAC- lower level of Building E) - Register for the webinar directly here. 
      • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Followed by a Viking Porch Talk facilitated by Dr. Jerome Hunt: Join us for an in-person guided discussion about the Black Hour topic for that day and how it impacts the LBCC Black/African American community.
        • In-person viewing and discussion participants register here.
          (Light refreshments will be provided)
        • Virtual participants use Zoom Meeting ID: 917 5319 0755 or click here to join
    • Friday, April 29
      8:00AM – 6:00PM: The Umoja Community from Long Beach City College will be traveling to California State University Northridge (CSUN). We will be getting an official tour of the campus and hearing info about potential transfer options.
      • $5 cash deposit is due by April 22nd and should be turned into the counseling front desk at LAC, A-1111.
      • RSVP Due by April 22nd https://forms.office.com/r/frLXH3NdpM.
      • Trip-Friday April 29th from 8am – 6pm. Pick up at LAC Parking Structure J at 8am.
      • UMOJA CSUN Tour 

    Black Student Success Week is organized in partnership with the following organizations: A2MEND, Umoja Community Education Foundation, The Campaign for College Opportunity, The Education Trust-West, the Equity Avengers, The RP Group, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.


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