LMC hosting events celebrating Black History Month

Courageous Conversations takes place Feb. 2 at 3 p.m.

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Faith Lloyd, Staff Writer

For Black History Month this year, Los Medanos College planned a variety of events for students to reflect, learn, inspire and connect with each other through celebrating African American history and culture.

“This is a campus-wide collaboration,” said Sabrina Kwist, Dean of Equity & Inclusion at LMC, adding that UMOJA, MESA, the Office of Student Life, EOPS, LMCAS, the English Department, Library, Transfer & Career Services and Marketing departments all came together to create a rich set of experiences for students. 

I hope that attendees will learn that their student government cares deeply for them and will always advocate on behalf of them.”

— LMCAS President Nicholas Sessions

The first event “Courageous Conversations,” takes place Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. During the event, LMC’s Associated Students will be sharing their newly adopted anti-racism resolution, created by former LMCAS President Thyra Cobbs.

“LMCAS will be sharing the adopted Resolution in support of African American students at LMC,” said Teresea Archaga, LMC’s Director of Student Life. After sharing the resolution, LMCAS will facilitate a dialogue, and solicit questions and comments from attending students.

This event is important for dissemination of information but also for direct feedback for LMCAS,” said LMCAS President Nicholas Sessions. “I hope that attendees will learn that their student government cares deeply for them and will always advocate on behalf of them.”

 In addition, Sessions hopes that attendees, “learn why we wrote this resolution and take a stance alongside us against racism in our community.”

Any LMC student who is interested is encouraged to attend and take part in the conversation and all other events happening this month.

Other events include an open mic night with Museum of the African Diaspora, Mindful Mondays and Writing Your Own Liberation.

All the events are being held remotely due to the college’s lockdown. Additional event information, Zoom links, and an African American Studies Research Guide can be found on the Los Medanos website.