DVC Celebrates Black History Month! February 2017

Campus Events


Don Reed

DVC Equity Speaker Series:

Don Reed

EAST 14th

In "East 14th," Reed explores his life back in 1970’s Oakland: His stepfather forced him to be a straight A, God-fearing church boy – but he wanted to be just like his dear old Dad. Too bad he didn’t know dear old Dad was a pimp.
Monday, February 6, 11-12:30
Performing Arts Center


Don Reed, (HBO/Snap Judgment/CBS) a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, is presently playing one of the lead roles in an NBC streaming bound comedy series backed by major players from the Broadway smash “HAMILTON” including composer/creator Lin Manuel Miranda. Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. A memorable performance on an HBO Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some Hollywood guns and led to many recurring and guest starring roles. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, SNL and most recently as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO Shorts. He has written and starred in work for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and will be seen in this fall’s feature film “Unleashed” alongside stars from Showtime’s “Shameless.” Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes, and recently shared an excerpt story from “East 14th” – on NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment so compelling that it will be woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in D.C.

Umoja/Pan African Union Movie and Pizza Night

Movie screening followed by discussion
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
BFL Community Conference Room

Black History 101 Mobile Museum

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an innovative traveling table-top exhibit depicting Black memorabilia spanning slavery to hip hop.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
San Ramon Campus 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Fair

Seeking new transfer university options? Then come to DVC's HBCU Transfer Fair to meet one-on-one with recruiters from 20+ colleges. On-the-spot acceptance, scholarships, and application fee waiver opportunities are available for qualified students. Come learn about the benefits of attending an HBCU!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Main Street Bistro, 1st Floor HSF Building

Transfer Student Panel and Pizza Night

Umoja students who have transferred share their insights into what you need to know to be successful. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (NEW TIME!)
Location: PUMA Center Lounge

Umoja Student Panel

Race in America: Students Speak
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Union Multicultural Center 

Umoja and Contra Costa Young Democrats Movie Night

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 5-8 p.m.
BFL Community Conference Room

Movie Night showing "13th" on February 28 from 5-8 PM

Library Display

February 1-28 in the DVC Library
For more information check out the Library's Black History Month research guide.