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Celebrate Pride Month and Juneteenth: Find Your Community at DVC!

Jun 4, 2024

This June, Diablo Valley College invites you to connect, celebrate, and honor the rich diversity of our community through Pride Month and Juneteenth. Learn how to join our learning communities and attend special events this month! 

Whether you're exploring our Community of Pride or connecting with our Umoja community, DVC offers a welcoming home for every student.

Community of Pride at DVC

Welcome to the Community of Pride at Diablo Valley College where we have created a dynamic and inclusive environment specifically designed to support queer and trans students. At DVC, we understand the importance of finding a safe, supportive, and loving community on campus, and our Community of Pride is here to meet this essential need. 

Experience a Learning Community Tailored for You 

The Community of Pride offers classes focused on queer-specific content, allowing you to learn and grow alongside like-minded students and instructors. This unique learning community provides a space where you can explore your identity, make lasting connections, and thrive academically and personally. 

Exciting New Offerings Starting Fall 2024 

We are thrilled to announce new additions to our curriculum, starting in fall 2024: 

  • Intro to LGBTQ Studies General Education Course 
  • Certificate in LGBTQ Studies  
  • Associate Degree for Transfer in Social Justice with an Emphasis in LGBTQ Studies 

Discover more about these exciting opportunities and register now by visiting DVC Community of Pride. And check out the photos from DVC's First Annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony!

Juneteenth observances at DVC 

This month, we honor Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, by reflecting on the historical and ongoing challenges faced by the Black community and recognizing their resilience and triumphs. At DVC, we are committed to celebrating efforts that promote equal opportunities for all. 

JUNETEENTH: A Freedom Celebration
  • Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
  • Location: DVC Commons
  • Time: 12-2:30pm

Join us for a vibrant celebration of Juneteenth, commemorating the freedom and cultural heritage of African Americans. This event promises an afternoon filled with joy, reflection, and community spirit. Come together with friends, faculty, staff and fellow community members to honor this significant day in history.

Highlights of the Event:

  • Live music and performances
  • Learning book fair
  • Delicious food and refreshments
  • Fun games

Don't miss out on this special DVC event!

Join our thriving Umoja Community 

DVC proudly supports a vibrant community of African American students through our Umoja program. Umoja, meaning "unity" in Swahili, is dedicated to the academic success, personal growth, and cultural empowerment of Black students. 

Our Umojafied courses are designed with principles rooted in African traditions and practices. These courses are available in-person, online, and in hybrid formats, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for all students. Our instructors are not only trained in Umoja principles but are also passionate about fostering a supportive and enriching learning environment. 

Learn more about the Umoja program and visit us at the PUMA Center

Join us at DVC 

Discover your place, pursue your passions, and build a future that celebrates diversity and inclusion at Diablo Valley College.