OCC Diversity & Multicultural Schedule of Events

Spring 2022 Events

OCC CELEBRATES BLACK STUDENT SUCCESS WEEK
April 25 - 29, 2022

Join administrators, faculty, staff, and students from across the California Community College system to examine the resources and programs that support Black students and celebrate Black student success!

Visit the Black Student Success Page for all event details.

 

CLEEO SUMMIT | RESPECT, EMPATHY, & DISCOVER: Seeking Solidarity with One Another
Wednesday, May 4 | 1 to 2 PM | Zoom Online Live - contact Eric Cuellar to RSVP, ecuellar@occ.cccd.edu 

Join the discussion with Helena Maria Viramontes, distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in English at Cornell University.

cleeo flyer May 4

CLEEO SUMMIT | CINCO DE MAYO: Chicanx-Latinx Platica/Discussion (Roundtable)
Wednesday, May 5 | 12:15 to 1:15 PM | Zoom Online Live - contact Eric Cuellar to RSVP, ecuellar@occ.cccd.edu 

Join the discussion facilitated by Dr. Giovanni Hortua, Professor of History

cleeo flyer May 5

OCC DOYLE ARTS PAVILION | GUERREROS CELESTIALES (INTERDIMENSIONAL SPRIRITUAL BEINGS: Painting by Heriberto Luna
On display, May 3 to 12

Visit the Doyle to view this carefully curated exhibition, which includes painting created over the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic.

press release

OCC Celebrates Asian & Pacific Islander History Month:

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API Heritage Month Flyer

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER CULTURAL FESTIVAL 
Tuesday, May 3 | 11 AM to 1 PM | OCC Main Quad

Stop by the Main Quad to celebrate API culture with performances, tabling by student club & community organizations, free lei making & snacks, and so much more.

API Festival

RAISING OUR VOICES: DISCUSSING ANTI-ASIAN HATE & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 
Wednesday, May 4 | 2 to 3:30 PM | Zoom: https://bit.ly/APIHMOCC22  

Hear from panelists from Seniors Fight Back (OC) and CAUSE (LA) as they discuss what's being done locally to support and protect the API community in light of recent API targeted violence and how you can get involved.

API civic engagement

SPAM: SPECIALLY PROCESSED AMERICAN ME | ART PRESENTATION & MUSUBI MAKING WORKSHOP
Monday, May 9 | Presentation 3:30 PM | Two ways to join: The Harbour Community Room OR Zoom https://bit.ly/APIHMOCC22 | Musubi Workshop 4:30 PM | In-person: The Harbour Community Room

Artist Jaime Sunwoo will discuss her surreal autobiographical performance Specially Processed American Me, which uses SPAM as the portal into her Asian American upbringing and her family's experiences of the Korean War.  Join us on Zoom or in person for this presentation, then stay for an in-person SPAM Musubi-making workshop and social event at the Harbour Community Room.

RSVP recommended for Musubi-making workshop: https://bit.ly/3L6VsDr

To learn more about the project, visit speciallyprocessed.com and follow the project on Instagram & Facebook at @speciallyprocessed. Also, check out Self Evident: Asian America's Stories for their episode on Specially Processed Me and many other Asian-American stories.

API Spam Event

KOREAN DRAMAS: WHAT I LEARNED DURING QUARANTINE | LECTURE
Tuesday, May 10 | 1 PM | Multicultural Center

Join OCC Geography Professor, Irene Naesse on a journey through Korea using the lens of the Korean Drama.  Economic inequality, generational trauma, reunification and globalization are just some of the topics we will examine.  Gamsahamnida!

API Korean Dramas Lecture

API BOOK CLUB: THEY CALLED US ENEMY, WRITTEN BY GEORGE TAKEI
Book Club Discussion | Thursday, May 12 | 3:30 to 5 PM | Zoom https://bit.ly/APIHMOCC22  

In celebration of API history month, read "They Called Us Enemy," a graphic novel authored by pop-culture icon and Star Trek actor, George Takei.  Experience his moving retelling of his memories as a Japanese-American forced to live in internment camps in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Here's how you can participate:

  1. Read the book!  Borrow a copy of the book for up to 7 days (a very easy read) at the OCC library circulation desk.
  2. Share your thoughts on the "They Called Us Enemy" Padlet: 
  3. Join a live discussion on May 12, 3:30 PM at the Student Union MPR. Together, we'll read some the responses on the padlet and unpack the most significant themes and topics from the book.

API Book Club

 

OCC Celebrates Women's History Month:

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 Women's History Month Flyer

MENTAL HEALTH CHECK IN: CARING FOR SELF & EACH OTHER
Wednesday, March 16 | 11 AM | Location: The Harbour community Room 7101 

Learn about mental health and new coping strategies for stress as we move into a "new normal."  Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/yzvMvVg

Women in Leadership: Herstory Panel
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HERSTORY:  OCC WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Tuesday, March 22 | 2 PM | Zoom

Missed it? Watch the recording here: 
https://cccd.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ddced0b9-efa8-4734-aa01-ae600175744a

Hosted by OCC President, Dr. Angelica Suarez, this panel discussion will bring diverse women from across the campus together for an informal discussion about leadership, ambitions, personal experiences, intersectionality and how we can actively support and empower one another.

HERSTORY:  CELEBRATING STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Wednesday, March 23 | 3 PM | Zoom

Missed it? Watch the recording here:  
https://cccd.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=74a62d36-d7ba-454c-8d1d-ae61017d38d4

Celebrate the work and diverse perspectives of OCC student leaders, on campus and in the community!

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MUSICAL PERFORMANCE & LUNCHEON
Thursday, March 24 | 12 PM | Student Union Multipurpose Room #101

Share in community, celebrating women's power. strength, and creativity through a special musical performance and light lunch.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE EVENTS!

 

OCC Celebrates Black History Month:

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 OCC Black History Month Flyer 2022

BSU MEET & GREET | Thursday, February 3 | 5 - 6:30 PM
ZOOM: https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/s/99775734001 

Kick-off Black History Month with the first BSU meeting of the semester! Learn about BSU, meet the E-Board and fellow peers, and play some fun games in community!

UMOJA INDABA SERIES | Ancient Nile Civilization: Africa Kings & Queens of Ancient Egypt | Wednesday, February 9 | 2 - 3:30 PM
ZOOM: 
https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/j/97456369503 

Presented by Chuck Ambers of the African Diaspora Museum and Research Center (San Diego)

BSU MOVIE NIGHT | A Love Song for Latasha | Thursday, February 10 | 5 - 6:30 PM
ZOOM: 
https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/s/99775734001 

Join BSU and your peers in "A Love Song for Latasha," a documentary about the life of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins, who was shot and killed by a convenience store owner in 1991. Join us learning about Latasha and discussing about the documentary.

THE BLACK FAMILY | A Discussion of Black History | Thursday, February 17 | 5 - 6:30 PM
IN PERSON: Location TBD (subject to change to virtual)
RSVP: https://bit.ly/occbsufamily2022 

Join BSU for a community discussion about our families and histories. Food and a free t-shirt will be provided for students. If the event moves to a virtual format, students who RSVP-ed will receive a Grubhub Gift Card to order food from home.

UMOJA INDABA SERIES | The African/Latin-American Connection | Wednesday, February 23 | 2 - 3:30 PM
ZOOM: https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/j/97057595784 

Presented by Chuck Ambers of the African Diaspora Museum and Research Center (San Diego)

BANNING OUR BABIES | Thursday, February 24 | 2 PM
RSVP:
https://bit.ly/3KIHdVm 

Join a candid conversation and dialogue addressing the suspension of Black children throughout Early Childhood Education. 

Banning Our Babies banner

ROLLING IN MELANIN | Roller-Skating Social | Friday, February 25 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
IN-PERSON/OFF-CAMPUS: LOCATION TBA
RSVP:  https://bit.ly/occbsurolling2022 

A celebration of Black Joy! Join us for roller skating and community.

BLACK JAZZ/YELLOW MUSIC | African-American History from a Transnational Perspective | Thursday, March 3 | 3 - 4:30 PM
ZOOM:  https://cccd-edu.zoom.us/j/91359656746 

Presented by Marketus Presswood (PhD), Leading Edge Postdoctoral Fellow at International Student Excellence Program


 

Looking for more?

Check out the Black History Month events offered by other schools and organizations:

Coastline Community College:
Link to more information:  https://www.coastline.edu/events/black-history-month.php 

Coastline Community College Black History Month Flyer

Bakersfield Community College
Registration Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VCgPZz3vQjSUfEVU0SQ04g 

Bakersfield College Black History Month Flyer

Fullerton College
RSVP: https://fcumojalinks.carrd.co/ 

Fullerton College Black History Flyer

Mt. San Antonio College
RSVP: https://bit.ly/BHMLuncheon 

Mt. SAC Black History Month Flyer 

Santa Ana College
More info: https://sac.edu/StudentServices/StudentLife/Pages/BlackHistoryMonth.aspx 

Santa Ana College Black History Month Flyer

OC Black History Month Parade

This year Coastline and the Umoja Community will be participating in the Annual OC Black History Month Parade & Culture Faire on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in Downtown Anaheim.

As the only black heritage parade in the county, the event showcases Anaheim’s and Orange County’s culturally rich African American community. Did you know this yearly event brings some 8,000 people together to mark the contributions of African Americans to Anaheim and the county? Be a part of this greatness!

Sign up today to participate with the Coast District

https://forms.gle/nfVCJfi4BpNoWeKk8 

10am-12pm- Parade will take place

12-5pm Unity Festival with booths from local businesses and colleges

205 W. Center Street Promenade Anaheim CA 92805

For more information - http://oc-hc.org/ 

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