Black History Events

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LBCC Black Student Success Week

We celebrate Black Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Black and African Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. Join LBCC in celebrating Black/African American culture and history through a series of wonderful events throughout the month of February. All virtual events will either be hosted through Zoom or presented through our official Long Beach City College YouTube channel.

Black History Month Kickoff

DAY/TIME: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
NEW LOCATION: LAC, E Building, Nordic Lounge

(Location change from A Quad to Nordic Lounge due to the expected rain) 

Join us as we kick off Black History Month with music, food, entertainment, curated community resources, and fellowship!


Public History, Private Memory: The Legacy of Ellen and William Craft

DAY/TIME: Saturday, February 10, 2024, Doors open at 1:30PM
LOCATION: LAC, Bob & Barbara Ellis Auditorium

In collaboration with the LBCC Foundation, Friends of the Long Beach Public Library, and the African American Heritage Society, join us to meet special guests Ilyon Woo and Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely for an unforgettable story of Ellen and William Craft depicted in Master Slave Husband Wife. This event will include an informal conversation followed by an autograph signing. Free and open to the public.


Beyond the Box: Black Love

DAY/TIME: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 1:30PM – 3:00PM
LOCATION: LAC, A-1098 (Transfer Center)

Join us for an enlightening and heartfelt conversation about the uniqueness of Black Love. Together, we will celebrate the profound connections, cultural heritage, resilience, and empowerment that make Black Love a force to be reckoned with. Let us honor and uplift the beauty of Black Love and its transformative power in our lives and communities. 


Film Club’s New Black Cinema Screenings, Films from the 1980s to Present

DAY/TIME: Wednesdays at 6PM & Thursdays at 2PM
LOCATION: LAC, D-135 

SPIKE LEE – GODFATHER OF NEW BLACK CINEMA

  • Feb. 21 at 6PM – Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
  • Feb. 22 at 2PM – Crooklyn (Spike Lee, 1994)
  • Feb. 28 at 6PM – Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)
  • Feb. 29 at 2PM – Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000)

Visit LBCC LAC Film Club for more info!


Sip N’ Paint

DAY/TIME: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
LOCATION: LAC, V-101 (LBCC Bistro)

Celebrating Black History Month through art, conversation, self-care, and creativity.

(*All spaces have been reserved!)


Film Screening of “If Beale Street Could Talk”

DAY/TIME: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 12:00PM – 3:00PM
LOCATION: LAC, E Building, Nordic Lounge

Come to a free screening of “If Beale Street Could Talk” and enjoy some free pizza, popcorn, and drinks!


Keeping it 100: Industry Panel

DAY/TIME: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
LOCATION: LAC, A-1098 (Transfer Center)

Open discussion with industry professionals in the Black community about life, career, family, and a healthy balance. Food will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

RSVP HERE


3rd Annual Performing Arts “Showcase”

DAY/TIME: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
LOCATION: LAC, E Building, Nordic Lounge

Join us as we give LBCC students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to showcase their visual and performing arts talents. There will be live performances surrounding Black Culture that include: poems, monologues, self-written songs, dance pieces, and more! Expect Black History trivia and a raffle for prizes like gift cards and swag bags!

(PLEASE NOTE: Some event days and times may be subject to change.)


STUDENTS ONLY
If you require Sign language interpreting services or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services , please contact the event contact person and Stephanie Bonales at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4918 or sbonales@lbcc.edu.

FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY
If you require Sign language interpreting services, please contact the event contact person and Rebecca Lucas at rlucas@lbcc.edu at least 5 business days prior to the event.

If you require Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, please contact the event contact person and Jaymee Hunt at cart@lbcc.edu at least 5 business days prior to the event. *Please note requests are based on provider availability*