February 6, 2024
Good Tuesday Morning,
Welcome to Spring semester at LACC! This week is our Welcome Week. There will be extended hours in Student Services Offices from February 5 to February 10, Monday to Thursday, 8am to 7pm and Friday 8am to 4pm. Offices will also be open Saturday, February 10 from 9am to 2pm.
Students can visit the Welcome Center for assistance and find classes online. Please be sure to reach out to your students to make sure they register for spring classes.
Thank you to our Facilities staff for their quick and diligent responses to our recent storms. We are now back to our normal operations including in person classes and services. Thank you for your continuing support of our students. Please remember to be flexible regarding absences that might have occurred due to the weather.
As we celebrate Black History Month this February, LACC honors the achievements, resilience, and cultural richness of the Black community. Please join us at our events celebrating Black History Month.
We continue work on updating our website. If you need any assistance with your website you can contact IT directly at @email or email Shaena Engle at @email.
If you would like your event listed in our weekly “This Week @ City” updates, please add it to the event section of the LACC website calendar.
The LACC Foundation is offering Spring 2024 resources for students, including textbook vouchers and laptop support, applications available on January 22 with a February 20 deadline and scholarships, applications available February 5 with a March 5 deadline.
Tuesday, February 6
Becoming a Successful Student
12:30pm to 1:30pm
As a college student you will have many demands on your time, from attending classes, studying, writing papers and taking tests. If you have a job, social life, children or family commitments, then your time management will be crucial. This workshop will address scheduling and organization, procrastination, and study habits. Join at Zoom ID 92936805171.
Wednesday, February 7
LACC VAMA Fabricated Truths Opening Reception
5 to 8pm
LACC DH Gallery
LACC’s VAMA Gallery will host Fabricated Truths, an exhibit by LA based artists Mike Norice and Macha Suzuk, on February 7. The exhibit will run through March 7.
LACC Dental Prosthetic Tech Dept Open House
Holmes Hall 6
On February 7, LACC’s Dental Prosthetic Technology Department will hold an Open House on February 7 from 1 to 2pm in Holmes Hall 6.
Thursday, February 8
Lunar New Year Celebration
11:30am to 1pm
Join us for a Lunar New Year Celebration including Asian arts and music, traditional performances, games and food. There will also be special performances from Kaz Mogi and Taiko drum performers. Members of the Korean American Calligraphy Association staff will be providing personalized bookmarks for students. A variety of Chinese, Japanese and Korean food will be served. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend. Please note, there will be a change in venue from the Main Quad to SU 3rd Fl MPR if it rains Thursday.
Mark your calendars for:
Monday, February 12
LACC Hosts LA County District Attorney Candidate Forum
4 to 5:30pm
LACC Student Union
LACC, the LA City Attorney Coalition, the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles, ACLU-SoCal, NAMI Greater Los Angeles and Nami Urban LA will host a Los Angeles County District Attorney Candidate Forum on Monday, February 12 from 4 to 5:30pm in the Student Union. Candidates Debra Archuleta, Jeff Chemerinsky, George Gascon, Jonathon Hatami, Nathan Hochman, Dan Kapelovitz, Lloyd “Bobcat” Masson, John Mckinney, David Milton, Craig Mitchell, Maria Ramirez and Eric Siddall will discuss their campaigns for this open seat. Rita Zwern, member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles, will moderate the event.
Wednesday, February 14
Black History: Falling in Love with the Truth Film
On February 14, LACC will screen MLK/FBI (2020) by Sam Pollard. Legendary film director, Sam Pollard delves into recently discovered and declassified files and footage to examine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s relationship with the FBI during that time. More information to come.
Wednesday, February 21
Black Joy as A Form of Resistance
On February 21, LACC’s RESJ (Race, Equity and Social Justice) in partnership with Umoja will host a lunch for students, faculty, and staff to explore joy as a form of resistance. The event will center around an open conversation with guests who have established successful careers and lives and how they tapped into joy to navigate that journey.
The event will open with a Spoken Word artist who will present a piece pertaining to the theme of Black Joy.
Thursday, February 29
Black History Month: State of Black Student Achievement in LACCD Townhall
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Campus, E3-Cafeteria
"The State of The African American Student" is a topic that has garnered significant attention from various perspectives, including administration, faculty, and the broader community. It represents a crucial conversation within the educational landscape, as it involves addressing disparities and challenges faced by African American students, while also acknowledging their achievements and potential. Join District colleagues as we explore and discuss these issues and celebrate and shine a light on Black student achievement throughout LACCD. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Dr. Anthony E. Battle at email@example.com.
At LACC, you matter here.
Have a great week!
Dr. Amanuel Gebru