MiraCosta College Celebrates Black History Month with Myriad Activities

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MiraCosta College will celebrate Black History Month with a number of workshops and activities scheduled for February. All events are free except as noted below.
Virtual Library Display
The MiraCosta College Library has created captivating online displays featuring items from their collections of each of the History and Heritage Months. Make sure to check out these online displays for books and ebooks, biographies of famous people, online films and documentaries.
Wednesday, February 3, at 10:30 AM or 7:30 PM
Celebrate Momentum
Mr. Williams brings to this Black History moment his past research as a certified multi-credential educator of 20 years, teaching American and world history and having lived through much of the civil rights movement, including speaking to and shaking the hand of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday, February 5, at 4:30 PM
State of the Black Campus
Zoom Meeting ID# 992 5745 3517, Passcode: BA2020
Join us for a discussion about the Black experience at MiraCosta College.  Students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together every year to plan a robust calendar of events to honor the legacy and excellence of Black identities. To join or learn more check out the Black History Month calendar of events at this webpage.
Monday, February 8, 4-5:30 PM
Entrepreneurship 101: Centuries of Success
Jamaal Brown, founder of Black 365, will showcase examples of successful Black businesses throughout the ages. The audience will learn about the riches of Mansa Musa, African American examples of cooperative economics, Black Wall Street, as well as strategies for becoming debt free and building wealth.
Wednesday, February 10, 12-1:15 PM
A2MEND: Brother 2 Brother
Join Dr. Antonio Banks to learn how the African American Male Education Network & Development (A2MEND) organization provides a community of brotherhood, mentors, and connections for African American male students, while fostering institutional change at California Community Colleges.
Friday, February 12
Global Literacy Fair
The fair will feature Project LIKE volunteers reading books with youth about prominent Black figures in history and then engaging them in creative literacy activities. For more information, please contact Edwina Williams ewilliams@miracosta.edu or visit projectlike.org.
Wednesday, February 17, 3-4:15 PM
Strength through Black Sisterhood
Join Umoja Liaison Carolyn Goodspeed to share space that centers Black women and their experiences.
Thursday, February 18, 6-7:30 PM
Culinary Therapy: Making Meals that Heal
Join the owner of Eight16 Culinary Therapy, @eight16culinarytherapy, Mercedes Tiggs, LCSW, as she gives us tips and tricks to make the perfect meal. Honoring Chef Leah Chase of Dooky Chase New Orleans, come learn how to recreate Leah Chase's famous fried chicken.

Sign up by February 3, to receive a free ingredient box with everything you need to follow the recipe at: https://tinyurl.com/IngredientBox. Boxes can be picked up at the Community Learning Center Campus on February 17.
Want to cook along without picking up ingredients?  Find the ingredient list here: https://tinyurl.com/IngredientBox
Friday, February 19 at 12-1:30PM
Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter, and Law Enforcement Excessive Force
Join us as attorney Duane Bennet discusses his near-death experience with the police as a Black attorney and how that led him to a desire to better understanding the law of policing in the Black community.
Monday, February 22–Thursday, February 25, 3-5 PM each day
11th Annual United Black Student Conference (UBSC)
High school and college students are invited to attend 11th annual UBSC, MiraCosta’s student-led conference. This year, each of the four days of the conference has a different theme: Black is Intelligent, Black is Powerful, Black is Beautiful, and Black is Creative. Attend one or two days, or attend all four, build community, and be inspired by Black speakers, performers, and community leaders.
Friday, February 26 from 10 AM-5 PM 
Black Nerds Expo
Register at blacknerdsexpo.com
Join us at this online event to celebrate arts, comics, video games, pop culture, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with like-minded people!
Monday, February 22–Friday, February 26
Umoja Week of Giving
Donate online at http://bit.ly/UmojaMCC
Support the MiraCosta College Umoja program during our week of giving and throughout the month! Your donations go directly toward the program’s events and resources that make a difference in students’ lives.
Thursdays, 3-3:50 PM
Black Student Support Group
Student-only space for Black students to share experiences and build community. In collaboration with Student Equity & UMOJA. Facilitated by Nathan Klein. Email nklein@miracosta.edu for information and link.

For more information, please visit https://miracosta.edu/student-services/student-equity/history-heritage-months/black-history-month.html or contact Jodi Mulhall at jmulhall@miracosta.edu.

MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately-impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses.