Across the country many will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February with events that recognize and honor the historical contributions of African Americans. At Fullerton College, Black History Month is an important part of education and each year the campus celebrates with a series of campus-wide events designed to honor those historical events, build community, and strengthen connections across campus. Black History Month events are hosted by multiple departments on campus including the Cadena Cultural and Transfer Center, Associated Students, Umoja Program, and Ethnic Studies.
Feb. 7 – Umoja Open House
Enjoy food, music, community and meet the new director of the Umoja Program during an Open House on Thursday, February 7 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 513. The Umoja Community Center provides workshops, academic counseling, and mentoring for African-American students enrolled at Fullerton College.
Feb. 11 – Black Panther Film Screening & Discussion
Visit the Umoja Community Center in Room 513 on Monday, February 11 from 12 to 3 p.m. for a screening and discussion of the 2018 Oscar nominated film Black Panther.
Feb. 12 – CommUNITY Day
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for community service, CommUNITY Day brings together clubs, programs, services, and local organizations to emphasize the importance of “community” and “unity.” The event will be held on the Quad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature art, music, and a resource fair for students to connect with service opportunities available through several local non-profit organizations in the community. For more information visit https://cadena.fullcoll.edu/
Feb. 21 – Beat Café and Open Mic
The Beat Café Open Mic Night returns to the Student Center in Building 200, Room 214 on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 4 – 7 p.m. This popular event features performances by Fullerton College poets, singers, and musicians in a small and intimate setting.
Feb. 28 – Black Students Forum & Social
The Black Students Forum and Social is an engaging event for students and the campus community to hear from guest speakers, engage in group discussions, and honor African American history. A keynote speaker and theme will be announced later in February. The event will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. in Room 224. For more information visit https://cadena.fullcoll.edu/
Lastly, the Cadena Cultural and Transfer Center will take students on a tour to the California African American Museum and USC on Friday, March 15. For more information or to sign up for the tour, contact 714-992-7086.