Black History Events

Black History Month

Using the BHM365 framework our theme this year is Afrofuturism. Professor Tananarive Due defines Afrofuturism as "a growing international cultural movement binding element of history, sociology, technology, magical realism, politics, and futurism to create an alternate reality for the children of the African Diaspora." In this vein, our programming vision seeks diasporic interventions and space for radical imagination.

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February 2021  
Library African American Studies Research Guide
Celebrate Black History month by learning about our history and recognizing remarkable African Americans of the past and present.
LMCAS Courageous Conversations
Date:
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Zoom Link: Courageous Conversations
Join us to learn about the LMCAS Resolution in Support of African American Students at LMC. Join student leaders in a discussion on how to better support the needs and success for our Black students.      
Open Mic Virtual Event (Museum of African Diaspora)
Date:
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time:
6:00-8:00 PM
External Campus Event: Register for Zoom Link: Open Mic Virtual Event
Join the Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) for a virtual open mic night. You can sign up to show off your poems, spoken words, and other talents.
Virtual Game Night with Student Life
Date:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Time:
6:00-7:30 PM
Zoom Link:
Virtual Game Night with Student Life

There's an Impostor Among Us! Join us for a night of Participants will play together over Zoom and have the opportunity to meet new players, talk about the game, and compete in this multi-player game of teamwork and betrayal.

MLK-Cesar Chavez Donation Drive
Dates:
February 16, 2021-March 31, 2021
As we are not able to host a canned food drive due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consider making a donation to the LMC Foundation to support the LMC Marketplace (formally LMC Food Pantry).
LMC Foundation Donor Page
IMPACT CONFERENCE WEEK: Social Justice & Basic Needs
Dates:
February 16-19, 2021
Calendar of Events w/ Zoom Links: IMPACT Conference
Participants will learn from campus and community leaders about access to resources related to Food Security, Economic Interventions, Crisis Support, Housing, Health & Wellness, and Job Search Strategies.
MESA Speaker Series: Raven the Science Maven
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM
External Campus Event- Register for Zoom Link Raven the Science Maven
Raven Baxter, also known as Raven the Science Maven, is an internationally acclaimed science communicator and molecular biologist who works to progress the state of science culture by creating spaces that are inclusive, educational, and real. She is recognized as a global influencer in Fortune Magazine‚Äôs 40 Under 40 list for 2020.
Black College Expo
Dates: Friday, February 19, 2021 & Saturday, February 20, 2021
Register for Zoom Link: Black College Expo

This is an online experience where students can get access to colleges, highlighting HBCUs, and other educational programs. Students can gain acceptance on the spot, have college application fees waived, be awarded scholarships, and participate in seminars and workshops.
Mindful Monday: Centering Black Breath

Date: February 22, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Register for Zoom Link: Mindful Monday: Centering Black Breath
Start off the week with centering your breath, mind, and body with Licensed Trauma Consultant and Yoga Instructor Jasmine Y. Allen.   

Writing Your Own Liberation~ Envisioning Black Joy & Freedom with Dr. Candice Mayo
Date:
February 24, 2021
Time:
4:00- 5:15 PM
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Writing Your Own Liberation
In times of social upheaval let us be grounded in both thought and action. Join English Faculty,                   Dr. Candice Mayo as she guides us in holding space to mourn, celebrate, uplift, and re-imagine Black life.
March  
Mindful Monday: Centering Black Breath
Date:
March 1, 2021
Time:
4:00-5:00 PM
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Mindful Monday: Centering Black Breath
Start off the week with centering your breath, mind, and body with Licensed Trauma Consultant and Yoga Instructor Jasmine Y. Allen.                
LMC Connected Series: Stories from the Intersections of Afro-Latine & Queer Identities
Date:
March 8, 2021
Time:
4:00-5:00 PM
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Stories from Intersections of Afro-Latine & Queer Identities
Join us for a round-table conversation on the intersections of Queer and Afro-Latine identity and the ways to combat anti-Blackness and homophobia.
Writing Your Own Liberation~ Envisioning Black Joy & Freedom with Candace Mayo
Date:
March 10, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM
Register for Zoom Link: Writing Your Own Liberation
In times of social upheaval let us be grounded in both thought and action. Join English Faculty Candice Mayo as she guides in holding space to mourn, celebrate, uplift, and re-imagine Black life.
LMC Connected Series: Building Movements in Time of COVID-19 with Shamell Bell
Date:
March 11, 2021
Time:
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
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Building Movements in Time of COVID-19 with Shamell Bell
Dr. Shamell Bell a founding member of BLM LA will discuss the ways students can engage in grassroots movements during a time of Covid-19.
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