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Black History Month 2023

Please join us as College of the Canyons celebrates black heritage.

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Cookout & Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Between Interim Multicultural Center & Hasley Hall
Valencia Campus

Live music, food, and games, hosted by Ujima Scholars

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Reflecting, Celebrating & Understanding Black History Month

Thursday, Feb. 23

1 P.M.
Aliso Hall 101
Valencia Campus

History Professor Michael Felix reflects on the history and significance of Black History Month.

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The Story Behind the Jazz Narrative

Tuesday, Feb. 28

12:30 P.M.
Pico Canyon Hall 202
Valencia Campus

Take a deep dive into the African-American experience in jazz, as well as its evolution.

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African-American History

Need an Arts/Humanities or Social Sciences class?

History 117: African-American History to 1877
Section #72670

This online/asynchronous late-start class runs through June 1. Join Professor Michael Felix as he addresses the struggle for citizenship, voting rights, equality, civil rights, justice, and freedom from 1877 to the present. Along the way, the class will recognize overlooked activists such as Ida B. Wells and Thurgood Marshall, as well as delve into African-American culture and literature.


African American/Black Student Alliance

Black Student Alliance

The African-American/Black Student Alliance meets virtually every other Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Upcoming meetings are scheduled Feb. 15 and March 1. Follow on Instagram @blackalliancecoc. Contact:

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Zoom ID: 815 4779 8298


Anthony Morris
Jennifer Thompson

Ujima Scholars

Ujima Scholars Program

Ujima Scholars is a culturally based learning community designed to enhance the educational experience of Black/African-American students through counseling, instruction, mentoring, programming, and community building. Contact:

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