DVC Celebrates Black History Month! February 2022

Black History Month Activities are co-sponsored by the Umoja Program, Associated Students of DVC, English and Humanities Programs, Equity Speaker Series, Library, Social Justice Program, and Student Services. 

DVC Events

Black History Movie Night - Featured Film: Hidden Figures

February 1, 5:30 pm Pleasant Hill Campus - Diablo Room
Presented by Umoja and ASDVC
Hidden Figures details the untold journeys of - Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - three brilliant African-American women working at NASA. They served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Free food will be served.

Student Equity Speaker Series - Speaker: Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D.

February 9, 1–2:30 pm via Zoom
Co-sponsored with ASDVC, Student Equity Workgroup, Social Justice Program, and Umoja
In Search of Critical Hope: an authentic dialogue with Dr. Duncan-Andrade
Critical hope reflects the ability to realistically assess one’s environment through a lens of equity and justice while also envisioning the possibility of a better future (Dugan, 2017; Duncan-Andrade, 2009). Join our conversation with Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade as we collectively gain the necessary knowledge. This interactive session is for all those who want to challenge themselves and their students to engage in critical thinking, who need courage and a sense of solidarity from knowing they are not alone in this struggle. Learn more about Equity Speakers events at DVC. 

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

February 15, 2 – 5 pm, Pleasant Hill Campus - ACL Student Center, outside PAC 106 and Zoom 
Participate in DVC’s 3rd annual Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for Black History Month, and contribute to the world’s understanding of and access to Black History online. This year’s edit-a-thon will focus on Black History Month and the subject of California.

Black History 101 Mobile Museum: Curated by Khalid El-Hakim

Khalid el-Hakim

The Black History 101 Mobile Museum returns to DVC!  Founded by Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award winning collection of over 10,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture.  This year’s exhibit is “the Signature Series,” featuring material signed by historical figures. Dr. El-Hakim first brought his museum to DVC in 2017; join us as we welcome him back to campus! 

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February 15 – Pleasant Hill Campus

  • Museum exhibit  from 10:00am - 3:00pm in BFL-CCC
  • Presentation 11:15am - 12:15pm in H-109

February 16 – San Ramon Campus

  • Museum exhibit  from 10:00am - 3:00pm in the ASC
  • Presentation 12:45 - 1:45pm

UCLA TimelyCare Virtual Session: Amplifying Black voices in health and wellness

February 16, 12:00 PM, IG Live

Join us on IG Live @timelycare where we’ll be interviewing Rashanna Moss, Mental Performance Coach. We can’t wait to learn more about Rashanna Moss and her career in our special TimelyLive. Rashanna is a Mental Performance Coach based in Austin, Texas who founded Modern Muse, a resource hub for health, inspiration, wellness, and self expression. See you there! #timelylive

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ASDVC Speaker Event - Dr. Joshua Fredenburg speaking on Leadership with a Lens on Diversity

February 22, 5 – 6:30 pm via Zoom
Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is a dynamic, inspirational, high energy speaker that has delivered transformational programs that revolve around leadership, diversity and inclusion, virtual leadership, retention, healthy relationships, and creating generational synergy amongst multiple generations of people.

PUMA Center and Student Veterans Resource Center Event: Let's Celebrate Unity Together

February 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Front Entrance of SVRC

Let's celebrate unity together! Join the PUMA and Student Veterans Resource Center in celebrating Black culture with activities, food, and music!


TimelyCare Virtual Session: 30 min Yoga Focusing on Rest 

February 23, 4:00 PM, via Zoom

Join Alec in this special session where you'll focus on rest as a revolutionary act in a safe space. All levels welcome! Alec is a yoga and mindfulness facilitator committed to the growth and development of all people, especially those folks from communities of color and other historically marginalized communities. He is also passionate about dance which is where he finds freedom.

Students register here: https://www.timely.md/schools/#

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Black Lives Matter & Black History Month Research Guides

Available on the DVC Library website

The DVC Library has published a Black Lives Matter Research Guide and Black History Month Research Guide on the DVC library website.