Black History Events

Black History Spring 2020 Events

February  
LMC Library Display Black History Awareness
Visit the library display case or African American Studies resource page to learn about the history of African Americans
2/01/2020-2/28/2020
MLK Jr. / Cesar Chavez Food Drive to support LMC Food Pantry
Bring your non-perishable items to the Office of Student Life or LMC Food Pantry. Clubs
can complete to earn top donor MLK/Cesar Chavez Award at the S.T.E.L.A.R. Awards.
2/01/2020-3/27/2020

I am Legend- A tribute to Kobe Bryant
We will be honoring the legacy and work ethic of Kobe Bryant. Students will spend time self-reflecting on their own work ethic and how it can contribute to their academic, personal and professional success.
Contact Marques McCoy for more information or to participate in event

02/05/2020

Skills that Tie into Success
Students will receive a free tie, gain skills to tie it, and learn how to network.
Contact Steven Freeman for more information or to participate in event

02/13/2020

MLK Jr. Institute Tour: In 1985, Coretta Scott King selected Dr. Carson to edit her husband's papers. The result has been the publication of seven volumes of the collected works of King's speeches, sermons, and unpublished writings. Tour provided by Professor Clay Carson, Director of the Martin Luther King Jr Research and Education Institute at Stanford.
Contact Sabrina Kwist for more information at skwist@losmedanos.edu 

02/18/2020

The Power of the Black Dollar
Attendees will learn about personal budgeting, credit scores, and how to increase their lifetime earning potential.
Contact Steven Freeman for more information or to participate in event.

02/20/2020

Black History Month Read In at Foothill Elementary School in Pittsburg: For the past five years Los Medanos Community College has partnered with Foothill Elementary school to conduct Black History Month Read-Ins.  The “read-ins” simply mean reading to kindergartens, and first and second graders at Foothill.  It is our honor to continue this tradition.
For more information or to volunteer contact Faith Watkins (fwatkins@losmedanos.edu)

02/24/2020-02-27/2020

EOPS and Brother Excellence Poetry Slam
Join your fellow LMC students as they share their creativity through the power of spoken word.
Contact Steven Freeman for more information or to participate in event.

02/25/2020

Museum of African Diaspora (MOAD)Trip
MoAD offers programs that showcase the art history, and cultural richness of the                  African Diaspora.  Join us to "explore and celebrate the beliefs, practices, traditions,
and customs connected to these movements.

RSVP for MOAD- Deadline is Monday February 24, 2020 by 1 PM

2/28/2020
March - May  

State of the Black Student Town Hall: : A student facilitated town hall on how to improve the Black student experience and outcomes at LMC.
Contact Jamila Stewart jastewart@losmedanos.edu 

03/16/2020
Movie "Selma" (2014) and Discussion with Voter Registration Drive:  "historical drama film directed by Ava Du Vernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Lewis."
For more information contact: Office of Student Life   studentlife@losmedanos.edu 
03/18/2020
Understanding Justice: Focused discussion and Q&A with Chief Tammany Brooks, DA and District Attorney Diana Becton, and Council Woman Shanelle Scales- Preston about the intersections of race, gender, class, and justice in Contra Costa County.
Contact: Courtney Goen (cgoen@losmedanos.edu) or Reggie LeMay (rlemay@losmedanos.edu) for more information
04/29/2020

Sponsored By: Umoja, BSU, ULC, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Interclub Council, Music Department, English Department, Library, Transfer and Career Services, and the Office of Student Life