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Spring 2020 Events Schedule

 

Jan 30 

(Thurs)


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Lunar New Year: Wishing Tree


OCC Starbucks Patio

11 AM - 2 PM


Join the Multicultural Center & the Global Engagement Center to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rat!  Hang your wishes for 2020 on the Wishing Tree and try the your hand at the ancient art of Chinese Script Writing.  Starbucks coupons will be handed out in red envelopes to the first 150 participants.


​Feb 12

(Weds)


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Black History Celebration: Get Out


OCC Planetarium

Doors Open 5:15 PM

Film Starts 5:30 PM


Watch a free screening of the Academy Award winning film 'Get Out.'  Stay after the film for a discussion with Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi, veteran organizer and activist in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Free refreshments & extra credit slips for participating classes will be provided. 




​Feb 13

(Thurs)

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Valentine's Mini-Fair: Love Yo' Self!


MBCC Quad

12 - 2 PM


Stop by for information from OCC campus resources including DSPS, Student Health Center, Student Success Center, Title IX/Green Dot, & more.  Make a unique free valentine for your sweetheart at the Multicultural Center booth. 

Feb 13

(Thurs)

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The Legacy of Slavery in the USA


OCC Planetarium

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Join a discussion in recognition of Black History Month, presented Max Speare, University of California, Irvine Scholar and sponsored by UMOJA.


Feb 19

(Weds)

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Equity: Blackout Poetry Workshop


Watson Room 240

3 PM - 5 PM


Join Student Equity Program in celebrating Black History Month with our blackout poetry workshop. We will be discussing poets and the importace of their work, while also creating our own poetry using texts of Black writers.


​Feb 19

(Weds)

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Black History Celebration: 13th


Multicultural Center

Doors Open 5:15 PM

Film Starts 5:30 PM


Free screening of Director Ava Duvernay's moving documentary '13th." Stay after the film for a discussion with Dr. Kristine Wright, LASC faculty & Founder of the Urban Teachers Network. Free refreshments & extra credit slips for participating classed will be provided. 


​Feb 26

(Wed)


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Living the Legacy of Black History: remembrance, reflection, resistance & remaking the world.


OCC Planetarium

3 PM


Speaker, Educator, & Activist; Dr. Maulana Karenga is the creator of Kwanzaa and the writer of the Nguzo Saba (the Seven Principles), and currently is a professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Join for this UMOJA, Global Engagement Center, International Multicultural Committee, and EOPS co-sponsored special event.


​Feb 27

(Thurs)


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Open Mic: Stories of Love, Self-Care, & Healing in times of Struggle & Trauma.


Multicultural Center

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


The Multicultural Center and Student Equity Program invite the OCC community to share their stories through art in our Open Mic Series. Click her to sign up to perform. Pre-sign ups will perform first, but sign ups will remain open until start of event or until all spots are filled. Performance Guidelines:

  • May incude musical performances, lyrics, dance, spoken word, poetry, presentation of art pieces, short films, any form of creative display/performances.

  • Must not violate student code of conduct

  • No profanity or curse words

  • No inflammatory language or rhetoric

  • No hate speech

  • Should be limited to 5 minutes & adhere to the topic selected for the day

​Mar 3

(Tues)

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CLEEO Summit: The Struggle for Land & Citizenship: The Treat of Guadalupe Hidalgo 


Multicultural Center

1 PM - 2:10 PM


CLEEO welcomes Dr. Richard Griswold de Castllo, Professor of Chicana/o Studies at San Diego State University. To learn more about the sponsoring program, please visit CLEEO Project.

Mar 4 - Apr 29

(Each Wed)


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Diversity Dialogues Series: Listen. Express. Connect.


Multicultural Center

2:30 - 4 PM


Join others in the OCC community in a facilitated dialogue about diverse topics.  Check back for an update of specific dates and topics. Refreshments will be provided.


Mar 4

(Weds)

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Abortion: Student Stories


Multicultural Center

5:30 - 9 PM


Free screening of the HBO documentary "Abortion: Stories Women Tell," which presents a thought-provoking look at the issue of abortion today. Presented by the OCC Planned Parenthood Club.  Followed by a facilitated dialogue. Free snacks provided.


RESCHEDULED

April 1

(Weds)

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Holi: Festival of Colors


OCC Main Quad

11 AM - 2 PM


Celebrate this rich and colorful Hindu tradition with the OCC community. The day will include music, dances, Henna Artist offering free henna designs, and an introduction to the significance of the celebration. The event will conclude with a traditional Color Throw, photos, and give-aways! Wear a white T-shirt for most colorful fun.


​Mar 12

(Thurs)

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CLEEO Summit: "Paving the Pathway" - Life After Tranfer


Multicultural Center

1 PM - 2:10 PM


CLEEO welcomes Cyndy Garcia & Christian Lozano Cuellar from CSU Long Beach for this workshop. To learn more about the sponsoring program, please visit CLEEO Project.


​Mar 19

(Thurs)


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Open Mic: Stories of Identity & Self-Discovery Against the Social Grain


Multicultural Center

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


The Multicultural Center and Student Equity Program invite the OCC community to share their stories through art in our Open Mic Series. Click her to sign up to perform. Pre-sign ups will perform first, but sign ups will remain open until start of event or until all spots are filled. Performance Guidelines:

  • May incude musical performances, lyrics, dance, spoken word, poetry, presentation of art pieces, short films, any form of creative display/performances.
  • Must not violate student code of conduct
  • No profanity or curse words
  • No inflammatory language or rhetoric
  • No hate speech
  • Should be limited to 5 minutes & adhere to the topic selected for the day

Apr 15

(Weds)

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The Russian Theatre Experiment: From Stanislavski to Putin


Multicultural Center

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Actor, director,a nd CSULB dram aprofessor Robert Prior will discuss the acting profession in Russia from the czarist era to the present.

For more information, contact: Jordan Stanton jstanton@occ.cccd.edu

Apr 23

(Thurs)


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Open Mic: Stories of Culture, Displacement, & Belonging


Multicultural Center

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


The Multicultural Center and Student Equity Program invite the OCC community to share their stories through art in our Open Mic Series. Click her to sign up to perform. Pre-sign ups will perform first, but sign ups will remain open until start of event or until all spots are filled. Performance Guidelines:

  • May incude musical performances, lyrics, dance, spoken word, poetry, presentation of art pieces, short films, any form of creative display/performances.
  • Must not violate student code of conduct
  • No profanity or curse words
  • No inflammatory language or rhetoric
  • No hate speech
  • Should be limited to 5 minutes & adhere to the topic selected for the day

May 6

(Wed)


Pride Parade & Festival


OCC Library Quad

12 PM - 2 PM


Join the campus community for a colorful and joyous celebration of our LGBTQ students, friends, and colleagues. Student Service departments and studenet clubs are invited to dance and cheer as our procession makes it's way through campus.  The parade will end in the OCC Library Quad for a mini health and resource fair. Free music, games, and information.


The Art of Drag: Inclusion, Tolerance, & Self-Love


Multicultural Center

2:30 PM


A workshop that explores the art of drag as self-expression and discovery. Check back soon to find out who our guest speaker will be.


Feb at GWC

(Various)

Celebrate Black History Month

​Learn more about Golden West College's plans to celebrate Black History Month 2020. 




All events are ADA compliant. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five business days prior to an event by contacting the Global Engagement Center. Dates, times, and schedule subject to change.


Questions? Cotact the Global Engagement Center: occinternational@cccd.edu or 714-432-5940


Also, learn about the scheduled Black History Month Celebrations on the Golden West College campus.