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Black Heritage Matters: "Cultural Celebration"

Date: 2/28/2018 1:00 PM

Location: Student Services Plaza

Black Heritage Matters: "Cultural Celebration"

The LAVC is sponsoring several "Black Heritage Matters" events to celebrate African American History month.

These events are being held in collaboration with the following LAVC departments and programs: Student Equity, the Associated Student Union, Art Department, Media Arts Department, History Department, Student Services, Ethnic Studies Department, Library, the Black Student Union club, and the Student Health Center. 

The following is a complete schedule of all the 2018 "Black Heritage Matters" activities:

  • Black Heritage Displays presented by the LAVC Library from February 5-28 

    • The LAVC Library celebrates Black Heritage with a display case with books and graphic novels related to Black History. The display is located in the Library on the first floor of the Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC). It is open during regular Library hours of Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-8:45 p.m. and Fridays & Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and it is closed Sundays and college holidays.

    • In addition, the LAVC Library is featuring a virtual display on the LAVC Library Web site that contains background information about African American History Month alongside current events and analysis.

  • "Black Comix: The Politics and Pleasures of Black Representation" Art Exhibit at the LAVC Art Gallery between February 5-March 8

    • This is an exhibition of African American independent comic art, which is co-curated by John Jennings, professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, and Dr. Adilifu Nama, professor of African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University. This exhibit is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and admission is free.

  • Opening Reception and Panel Discussion for "Black Comix: The Politics and Pleasures of Black Representation" Art Exhibit on February 8. 

    • The opening reception starts at 6 p.m. with the panel discussion at 7 p.m. in Art Building, Room 103. This event is open to the public, and there is free admission. 

  • Los Angeles Black College Expo on February 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the LA Convention Center at 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

    • This National College Resources Foundation presents the Los Angeles Black College Expo at the LA Convention Center; the entry fee is $7-$8 and students need to arrange their own transportation.

  • Film Screening and Panel Discussion for the I Am Not Your Negro documentary on February 20 at 1 p.m. in Campus Center - Monarch Hall

    • A 2016 documentary based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, "Remember This House." The film is a journey in black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter

  • "Black Scholars Matter: Navigating College and Student Success" on February 21 at 12:45 p.m. in Student Services Center 245 - Student Services Multipurpose Room

    • An open discussion highlighting important strategies necessary for achieving academic goals

  • "Black Heritage Mixer" on February 26 at 12:45 p.m. in Student Services Plaza

    • ​Meet Dr. Elliot Coney, the new Black Scholars Counselor

  • "Cultural Celebration" on February 28 at 1 p.m. in the Student Services Plaza

    • ​A live band, lunch, and meet student clubs at the ASU Club Day

For more information, contact in the Student Services Office at (818) 947-2543.


This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals needing sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, large print, Braille materials, or any other accommodations, should contact the Student Services office at (818) 778-5998.

Ticket Cost: Free

Parking: Guest should park in Parking Lot A. Parking permits are required at all times. Daily Parking permits for student parking spots can be purchased at an LAVC parking pay station. View campus map

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For more information please contact: LAVC Student Services

Phone: (818) 947-2543