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You're Invited to Celebrate Black Heritage Month

Join us for a Woke Wednesday Mixer on February 12, Trap & Paint on February 19, a keynote speaker on February 24, Just Mercy film screening and panel discussion on February 25, a cultural celebration on February 26, a comedy show on February 27, and the Harambee Conference at CSUN on February 28.

You're Invited to Celebrate Black Heritage Month

The LAVC Umoja Black Scholars Program is holding several activities to celebrate Black Heritage Month. This year's theme is"Our History: In Living Color."

This month-long celebration is held in collaboration with Student Equity, Associated Student Union (ASU), Student Services, Art Department, Music Department, Ethnic Studies, Athletics, Black Student Union, and Professional Development. 

The following is a schedule of Black Heritage 2020 activities:

  • Los Angeles Black College Expo on Saturday, February 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Entry fee is $8 per person, or $7 per person for a group of 15+.

  • Woke Wednesday Mixer on Wednesday, February 12 at 1-3 p.m. in Campus Center 102. Join us in a program mixer, meet and greet, games and activities. 

  • Trap and Paint on Wednesday, February 19 at 2 p.m. in the Art Gallery Courtyard. This is a cultured painting experience with light food, refreshments, and music. 

  • Black Heritage Distinguished Keynote: William Allen Young on Monday, February 24 at 2 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall (Music 106). William Allen Young of Paradigm Entertainment is an award-winning actor/director, educator, advocate and former #1 College Speaker in the nation.

  • Just Mercy Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Tuesday, February 25 at 1 p.m. in the Main Stage Theater in the Theater Arts Building. Just Mercy is a 2019 American Legal Drama that tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. 

  • Black Heritage Cultural Celebration on Wednesday, February 26 at 1 p.m. at the Student Services Plaza. Join us for cultural performance, African dance, drum circle, music and soul food.

  • Comedy Show on Thursday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Theater Arts Building's Black Box Theater. This show is hosted by comedian Jackson McQueen and other comics featured on BET, VH1, Comedy Central and the Laugh Factory. 

  • Harambee Conference at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) on Friday, February 28. Discover the cultural legacy of African-Americans in the pursuit of higher education and see some of the exciting opportunities available at CSUN. Lunch will be provided. 

For more information, contact the Black Scholars Office at (818) 947.2600 ext. 4874.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/23/2020 5:01:16 PM