Black History Month honored with film viewing


Photo courtesy of Student Life

“Tell Them We Are Rising” film poster.

Stephanie Arreola, Staff Writer

Black History Month has come once again and Los Medanos College is celebrating. Umoja, the Office of Student Life, the Transfer and Career Center and Equity and Inclusion have all teamed up to hold an event on Feb. 22. They will be showing the film “Tell Them We Are Rising” created by Stanley Nelson. The film sheds light on the story of black universities and their pivotal role in society.

Teresea Archaga, the director of Student Life, spoke on how the pandemic has made them slightly adjust their plans for this event.

“Transfer & Career Services intended on hosting the HBCU tour that was going to be on campus this semester.  Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and surge of the Omicron variant, the tour was canceled. As LMC feels it is important to provide information regarding the Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the United States, we instead opted to provide the documentary and introduction to some of our faculty and classified professionals who attended HBCUs.”

There will be gifts available for the first 50 people who participate and all who enter will be given a chance to win a Kindle Fire device. The event will be held on the Pittsburg campus inside the Student Union 1st floor conference room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 For more information, please visit the Black History Month event page.