Spring 2024 May - Asian American Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian (AAPINH) Month

Join us for an AAPINH month events

Campus wide Celebration May 9 in the Main Quad 10am-1pm

We'll have Music, Dancing, Asian Food (light refreshments) and a Resource Fair! Everyone is welcome! 

This event is ADA compliant. Reasonable accommodation requests related to a disability
should be made no later than five business days prior to this event by contacting the Global
Engagement Center at (714) 432-5940.

 Flyer for event

Crafting Connections:

Join us to make a crafting connection celebrating your heritage by painting a tote bag. Wednesday May 15th in the Multicultural Center (behind the Global Engagment Center) 1-3pm.

Flyer for Tote Painting Activity

Film Showing:

These events are ADA compliant. Reasonable accommodation requests related to a disability
should be made no later than five business days prior to this event by contacting the Global
Engagement Center at (714) 432-5940.

Barefoot Gen May 16 4:00 pm Multicultural Center 

Flyer for Movie Barefoot Gen, Cartoon boy running from Hiroshima bombingBarefoot Gen is a Japanese war drama film loosely based on the Japanese manga series of the same name by Keiji Nakazawa. Directed by Mori Masaki and starring Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Kōda and Tatsuya Jo, it depicts World War II in Japan from a child's point of view revolving around the events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and the main character's first hand experience of the bomb.



March - Women's History Month

VOICES OF WOMEN will be rescheduled because of campus closure on 3/14.

picture of a microphone for open mic event

CLEEO Project

March 5, 2024 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CLEEO Project Center GEC 109

Movie Screening: East Side Sushi

"A Cross Cultural Journey of Tolerance, Acceptance, and Love"

March 13, 2024 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. CLEEO Project Center GEC 109

CLEEO Summit 16.0 - Reflections of Excellence: Building Institutional Pedagogies for Latina/o/x Student Success

Presented by Dr. Louie Rodriguez, Professor of Education, UC Riverside

Movie poster in upper left with Latina chef holding a sushi roll using chopsticks.Event information also on screen.

Lunar New Year — which includes Chinese New Year, Seollal in Korea, Tet in Vietnam and more — will begin February 10th, kicking off more than two weeks of festivities, customs and plenty of feasts. It celebrates the arrival of spring and the start of a fresh year based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

The upcoming year’s dragon sign is perhaps the most popular zodiac creature, associated with a host of positive qualities such as nobility, wealth and wisdom. 

The OCC Global Engagement Center and the OCC Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Student Achievement Program is hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration this Thursday, February 8th, in the main Quad. Activities will begin at 11:00am with a resource fair of many local organizations offering support to the OCC Asian community. There will be prizes, photo opportunities, Asian appetizers, and a Wishing Tree to hang your New Year wishes.

The highlight of the Celebration is a Lion Dance and an Acrobatic Dragon Dance beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Quad.

Join us to welcome the New Year!

  • Live Performance: Qing Wei Lion & Dragon Team
  • Photo Booth: Show off your traditional cultural clothes!
  • Prizes: Red envelopes with various coupons
  • Food: Asian Appetizers
  • Share: 2024 wishes on the Wishing Tree

Questions? Contact the Global Engagement Center at occinternational@cccd.edu or (714) 432-5940

2024 Lunar new year celebration flyer

OCC Umoja 2024 Black History Month



Bettie Mae Fikes, The Voice of Selma

Wed, 2/14 @ 1 p.m., OCC College Center Ballroom, Light refreshment served

Stories, Songs and Refelctions with Ms. Fikes

Celebrated icon of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement, foundling member of the Freedom Singers, Core member of the SNCC Freedom Singers, Smithsonian Institute's 'Museum of Tolerance' Inductee


Sat, 2/3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

OC Black History Parade and Unity Festival Downtown Anaheim


Thur, 2/8, 5:30 p.m., Student Union Rm. 213

Jeopardy Black History and Culture Game Night hosted by Umoja & BSU


Sat 2/10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Black College Expo....25th Anniversary LA Convention Center
*College students attend for free! Onsite Admissions


Mon, 2/12, 1 p.m., Student Union Rm. 213

Entrepreneurship and Building Wealth: Life of Mansa Musa of the Mali Empire


Fri, 2/16, 7:30 p.m.

The Lion King Musical Filmstrip
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
*Purchased Tickets required for Entry


Thur, 2/29, 1 p.m., Student Union Rm. 213

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Workshop

For more information, please email umoja@cccd.edu.

OCC Umoja 2024 Black History Month Flyer

Fall 2023


Event Info:

When: Thursday, November 30th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Multicultural Center

What: Teach-in: Palestine-Israel

Teach in: Palestine-Israel

Native American Heritage

Event Info:

Student Presentations on Indigenous Cultures of the Americas

Thursday, November 16 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Multipurpose Room, Student Union Room 101

Sponsored by:

Social and Behavioral Sciences, The International Multicultural Committee, and The Multicultural Center


Native American Heritage Month Flyer

Civil War and Historical Memory

This talk focuses on the origins, causes, and historical memory associated with the Civil War in American society.

Co-sponsored by:
The Multicultural Center, The International Multicultural Committee, and Umoja

Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: OCC Multicultural Center
Student attendance will be taken for extra credit!!!

 Max Speare Flyer - Civil War and Historical Memory event

Queerstory Month

Come celebrate LGBTQIA + History with us at Orange Coast College!

LGBTQIA + RESOURCE FAIR Tue. Oct 03 | LGBTQIA + Resource Fair | Noon-2PM | Main Quad

"OUT AT WORK" PANEL Wed. Oct 11 | "Out at Work" Panel | Noon-1 PM | Hybrid - SU 214 | Zoom: http://bit.ly/OCC_OutAtWork 

UNDOCUQUEER ART GALLERY Wed. 10/18 | Undocuqueer Art Gallery | 3-4 PM | UndocuScholars Center

MOVIE & DISCUSSION - "FRONT COVER" Thur. 10/19 | Movie & Discussion - "Front Cover" | 6-8:30 PM | Multicultural Center

2ND ANNUAL "SO NOT A DRAG" DRAG SHOW! Thur. 10/19 | 2ND Annual "So Not a Drag" Drag Show | 5:30-7 PM | Ballroom A

List of queerstory events

Spring 2023 Events

May is Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Resources from the Smithsonian:

Circle image



The Kindness of Color with Janice Munemitsu

The author of the book Kindness of Color, Janice Munemitsu, will talk about the story of two immigrant families and their struggle against racism in 1940s California and the kindness that helped them to a better future.  The book will be available for participants.  Sponsored by the Multicultural Center.

Wednesday, May 10th, 1:00 PM in the Multicultural Center GEC 110

Listen via zoom in unable to come in person: https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/j/8592758145

picture of book cover and information for event

Japanese Intercultural Exchange and Snack

Join the Japanese Intercultural Club in a cultural exchange exercise and receive an exceptional snack/candy from Japan. Co-sponsored by the Global Engagement Center

Wednesday, May 11th, 12:00 PM near the Pirates Cove


Past Events

LGBTQIA+ & Sexual Assault flyer

Please Register for any events you are interested in: tinyurl.com/CCCDSAAM


Clothesline Project online Event

All Month

The clothesline Project brings awareness to interpersonal violence and sexual assault.  To view the Clothesline Project slideshow, visit tinyurl.com/CCCDVirtualClothesline. Coast Community College District is in solidarity with survivors.

Transgender Day of Visibility 

Monday, April 3 | 11 AM to 1 PM | OCC Student Union 101

Learn about prominent trans figures, issues that surround the trans community, and art created by OCC trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists. There will also be a zine making station with various prompts to choose from, snack and refreshments. 

Queer Sex Education 

Tuesday, April 4 | 3 to 4:30 PM | OCC Student Union 213 (Zoom option)

This sex ed presentation is designed for LGBTQIA+ community. Topics may include safe sex, transitioning & sex, LGBTQIA+ sexual assault statistics, consent, and more. Zine activity, led by Hub coach Mlou Aquino (they/them), on what consent looks like.  This is a safe space where are welcome!

LGBTQIA+ Student Ally Training

Wednesday, April 5 | 12 to 1:45 PM | OCC Student Union 213 (Zoom Option)

Do you have friends or family who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, but aren't sure how you can support them? Do you want to learn how to become an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community?  Join us for an ally training designed specifically for students here at OCC! Review LGBTQIA+ terminology, Do's & Don'ts, intervention strategies, and more. Lunch will be provided. 

Movie @ OCC The Harbour Courtyard - Edge of Seventeen

Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 to 8:30 PM | OCC The Harbour Courtyard

Free screening. This film, set in the Midwest, summer of 1984 tells the story of Eric, a musically-gifted and charming soon-to-be high school senior, who gets a little lost on his post-pubescent exploration of sexuality, with his best friend Maggie and potential beau Rob.

Consent Fair

Tuesday, April 11 | 11 AM to 1 PM | GWC Student Union Outdoor Patio

Title IX invites you to a Resource Fair featuring community organizations that raise awareness on sexual violence.  Learn from these community organizations how you can get involved. 

Supporting LGBTQIA+ & Survivors in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 12 | CCC Student Services Building 109 & OCC Student Union (Zoom Option)

This staff and faculty focused workshop will engage participants in a conversation about our responsibilities as faculty and staff to support students. Learn how to engage and implement inclusive practices in the classroom and programs that support LGBTQIA+ students under Title IX regulations. 

Catfishing & Impersonation Online

Friday, April 14 | 12 to 1 PM |OCC Student Union 214, GWC Student Services Center 2400 (Zoom Option)

Catfishing and online impersonation continue to grow and evolve, which makes it a form of abuse that everyone must be familiar with to learn to prevent and avoid. Join us to learn how to prevent and safely respond.

LGBTQIA+ Know Your Rights Event 

Monday, April 17 | 11 AM to 12:5 PM | OCC Student Union 213

Learn about the policies and laws that protect the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community at school, in the workplace, and more. Lunch will be provided. 

Strategies to Address Online Harassment

Wednesday, April 19 | 3 to 4 PM | OCC Student Union 214, GWC Student Services Center 2400 (Zoom Option)

Online harassment is one of the more difficult forms of abuse to manage because victims must often rely on technology platforms.  Learn tools to stop abuse.

Green Dot Bystander Training

Friday, April 21 | 12 to 3 PM | OCC Student Union 214

The Green Dot Bystander Training is for students interested in learning about bystander intervention strategies and how to end power-based personal violence on our campus. 

When Victim Blaming Goes Digital

Tuesday, April 25 | 4 to 5 PM | OCC Student Union 214 & GWC Student Services Center 2400 (Zoom Option)

Abuse is never the victim's fault - and yet victim blaming persists. In the digital age, the blaming of victims has become amplified and more severe. Learn strategies to help and empower both victims and our communities to prepare for, address, and navigate victim blaming in online spaces. 

Show Your Pride

Tuesday, April 25 | 11 AM to 2 PM | CCC Garden Grove Center Student Lounge

Show your pride through Art. Drop in anytime to build community through art and learn about resources at Coastline and Coast District. Refreshment will be provided. 

Denim Day

Wednesday, April 26 | 10:50 AM GWC photo in the Student Services Center Atrium | 12 PM OCC photo in the Main Quad

The Denim Day campaign hopes to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround rape and sexual violence. Wear jeans with a purpose and meet up for a group photo with others wearing denim. 

Yoga as Healing - Survivor Focused

Thursday, April 27 | 4 to 5 PM | Zoom 

Yoga is an empowering practice that prioritizes the lived experience and healing of each survivor. Join us in a trauma-informed class that is centered on healing. 


Sexual Assault Awareness & LGBTQIA+ events 

Women's History Month

History of Feminism with OCC Faculty Jessica Christian

Mondy, March 20th 2:30 P.M.
Multicultural Center

Women in Leadership Student Panel

Women leaders from the OCC student community will answer questions about their experiences.

Tuesday, March 21st 5:00 P.M.
Student Union Multipurpose Room

Voices of Women: Open Mic Poetry, Stories, and Music

Creative expression from the OCC campus community for Women's History Month.

Wednesday, March 22nd 5:00 PM
Multicultural Center

To sign up ahead of time, please email Nathan Jensen njensen@occ.cccd.edu and Flavia Ruzi fruzi@occ.cccd.edu.

Film: Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.

Trailer: https://www.focusfeatures.com/never-rarely-sometimes-always/video/official-trailer-1

Thursday, March 23rd 5:00 PM
Multicultural Center

 Reproductive rights Event

CLEEO Summit 14.0: "Fractal Futures & African Past"
Computational foundations for generative justice with Dr. Ron English, School of Information, University of Michigan.

Wednesday, March 22 @ 2-3:30 PM
Webinar: https://bit.ly/CLEEOSummit14RSVP 

 CLEEO Summit 14.0

MOONLIGHT: Free Film Screening

Film begins March 1 at 5PM
Location: Multicultural Center (behind the Global Engagement Center)

Sponsored by Student Equity Programs and the Global Engagement Center
Watch this Oscar Aware Winning film and stay for a thoughtful conversation of culture, race, identity and more.

Moonlight film

Mendez, et al v. Westminster 1947

Wednesday, Feb 22,  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. @ OCC Science Hall

Orange Coast College is proud to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landmark decision, Mendez v. Westminster, that sparked the desegregation of schools in Orange County with a lecture. Campus community is invited. Reception to immediately follow in the Multicultural Center, GEC 110.

This event is ADA compliant. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five business days prior to this event by contacting Nathan Jensen at njensen@occ.cccd.edu or (714) 432-5909

View Flyer (PDF)

 Mendez Event Invite Flyer

OCC's Black Student Union: Black History Month Series

For more information, contact OCC BSU President, Key Iy Mizero (kmizero@student.cccd.edu) or BSU Advisors, Dr. Jessica Ayo Alabi (jalab@occ.cccd.edu) and Jamal Tatum (jtatum1@occ.cccd.edu)

Thursday, February 16 
Field trip to Coastline for Black Panther Movie

Friday, February 17
Field trip to Long Beach African American Cultural Center for lunch at Roscoe's/Shoreline Village

BSU Black history month 


Black History Month: Through Our Lens...Culture, Business, Legacy
A month of events presented by Orange Coast College UMOJA, co-sponsors EOPS, Student Equity, Multicultural Center.

Monday, February 6 @ 1PM
Location: Campus Quad
Celebrating African culture through dance. African Soul International performance, live music and dance

Thursday, February 16 @ 1PM
Location: Student Union, room 213
Celebrating Black creativity through artistic voices. Brandon Alexander Williams, Author, All Def Poet, Spoken Word artist, MC, & DJ
Zoom ID: 868 9999 5617

Tuesday, February 21 @ 1PM
Location: student Union, Room 213
Celebrating Black Business and Economics. Black Wall Street presentation, De'von Walker, Founder of Play Black Wall Street
Zoom ID: 817 8224 4101

Wednesday, February 22 @ 4 PM
Location: Multicultural Center
Celebrating Black Legacy. Disrupting racism through the lens of Angstrom Hughes. Dr. Ron McCurdy, USC Professor
Zoom ID: 819 6688 9632


The Global Engagement Center Wishes you a

Celebrate with us:
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 12 to 2PM
Locations: booth outside of Starbucks

Pick up a Red Envelope with a Starbucks Surprise
Hang a wish on our Wishing Tree
Grab a free snack to go

GEC Lunar New Year Flyer



Fall 2022 Events

Coast Community College District UMOJA Community Presents
KWANZAA 101: A Celebration of Community & Culture

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6PM to 7PM
Register to attend virtually: bit.ly/CCCDUmojaKwanzaa

CCCD UMOJA Kwanzaa 101 flyer


In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, OCC will host: 

Student Presentation on Indigenous Cultures of Americas
Wednesday, November 30th
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: College CEnter Ballroom 314A

Indigenous Culture of Americas Student Presentations flyer


DIA DE MUERTOS - Commemorating Life, Death, and Community
Wednesday, November 2nd

Dia De Muertos Altar: Viewing from Noon-4:00 PM
Film Coco: Showing from 4:00-6:00 PM
OCC Multicultural Center

 Dia De Muertos 2022 flyer

Wednesday, October 19th @ 3:00 p.m.
Missed this event? Watch a recording of it here

Werewolves and Other Betes Noirs: Sorcery as History in the Haitian Dominican Borderlands

 Haitian Dominican Sorcery Lecture

October 5th, 2022 1:00 p.m.  OCC Multicultural Center

Listening and Expression Session

flyer for listening and expression session

October 5th, 2022 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. OCC Planetarium

CLEEO 13.0

Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Mariposas del Campo

CLEEO October 5th Flyer

October 11th, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ZOOM Webinar

Direct Link: https://bit.ly/3DlRbLq

 "Becoming Latinx Conscious & Responsive"

Dr. Frances Contreras

Dean and Professor, UC Irvine School of Education

CLEEO October 11th Flyer




Check back soon for more events!

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