March 4, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Free Black History Month Events to be Hosted by Santa Monica College

The Series Features Informative Talks, Discussions and Author Readings

Santa Monica College continues its annual Black History Series, commencing in February to honor Black History Month and extending throughout the spring semester. 

Launched in 2016, this series features a diverse array of events, including informative talks, discussions, author readings, and a workshop focusing on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Here are some notable events for the Spring 2024 Black History Series at SMC:

  • February 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: The Black College Expo
    • Venue: LA Convention Center
    • SMC and local high school students can explore opportunities, interact with representatives from over 50 colleges, and even apply for scholarships on the spot.
  • February 20, 1 p.m.: Jason Mott – “Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing”
    • Online event featuring New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott discussing his award-winning novel “Hell of a Book.” The session delves into themes of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs on Black Americans.
  • February 27, 3:45 p.m.: Workshop – “How to Transfer to an HBCU”
    • Venue: Student Services Center (SSC 291)
    • A workshop guiding students on the application process, requirements, and deadlines for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • February 28, 11 a.m.: Lucas Rivera – “My AfroRican State of Soul”
    • Venue: Malibu 202 (SMC Malibu Campus)
    • Multidisciplinary artist Lucas Rivera presents an interactive performance and book talk reflecting on his Afro-Latino identity and artistic journey.
  • February 29, 11:15 a.m.: Brianna Harvey – “Lessons in Liberation: How Black Youth and Families Resist Oppression”
    • Hybrid event: Online and in SMC Student Equity Center
    • CSU Fullerton Assistant Professor Brianna Harvey discusses her research on carceral systems’ impact on Black youth and families, focusing on anti-blackness and resistance.

The events span a variety of themes, providing valuable insights and fostering discussions about Black history, culture, and activism. While most events will be online, on-campus events at SMC’s main and Malibu campuses offer an in-person experience.

For additional details and pre-registration, interested individuals can visit SMC Events. Attendees are advised that seating for on-campus events is on a first-arrival basis, and all events are subject to change without notice. For inquiries, contact SMC’s Office of Public Programs at 310-434-4100.

in Hard, News
Related Posts

El Medio Bluffs Home With Canyon and Ocean Views Lists for $3.4M

March 4, 2024

March 4, 2024

The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house is distinguished by a central skylight Situated in the El Medio Bluffs of Pacific Palisades, this...

Seven-Bedroom Beachfront Home Lists for $12.5M

March 4, 2024

March 4, 2024

Built in 1929, Amenities Include a Sparkling Pool, Home Theater and Elevator  This beachfront residence, boasting panoramic views from Palos...

Instagram Executive Puts Spanish-Style Venice Home on the Market

March 3, 2024

March 3, 2024

Nestled in the heart of the East of Lincoln neighborhood, the bungalow includes coved ceilings According to a report by...

Security Officers Being Deployed at Big Blue Bus Stations and Routes

March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

The Guards will be provided by a firm with other security contracts with the city of Santa Monica  By Zach...

Venice Shorts: Mayor Karen Bass Taps Mike Newhouse for the Los Angeles Planning Commission

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

Attorney, husband, father, homeowner, small business advocate and longtime community activist joins LAPC By Nick Antonicello  Mike Newhouse, a resident...

Update: DSW Taking Over 99 Cent Store Space on Lincoln

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

Designer Shoe Warehouse retailer will assume some 15,000 square feet of retail space next to Whole Foods By Nick Antonicello  ...

Upcoming Ice Cream Shop on Montana Ave. Will Serve Multitude of Vegan Flavors

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

The Company Has Come a Long Way Since Its Humble Beginnings as a New York City Food Truck By Zach...

Venice Shorts: What Will Become of the Old 99 Cents Store Location?

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Closed Since January, It Remains Unclear Who Will Occupy This Space at 201 Lincoln Boulevard By Nick Antonicello The future...

This is Warehouse Restaurant’s Happy Hour Menu

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Its Outdoor Happy Hour Takes Place on the “Pond” By Zach Armstrong Since 1969, the Warehouse Restaurant in Marina del...

(Video) Restaurants Replace Glass Front Doors After Late Night Robbery Spree in Del Ray

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Seven restaurants and small businesses in Del Rey and Venice, including Nick the Greek and Dudley Market, were robbed. Council...

The Yo! Venice Interview: Ericka Wiley Makes Her Case for a Seat on the L.A. Bench

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Public Defender promotes progressive Democratic Party, labor endorsements in this competitive three-way race come March 5 By Nick Antonicello Most...

Venice Shorts: Marina Freeway Cleaned and Cleared

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

After reporting on a string of RV’s and campers at this site in Del Rey, LA city officials removed all...

Overnight Burglaries Rattle Del Rey, Venice: LAPD Investigates String of Incidents

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Seven Businesses Targeted, Including Nick the Greek and Dudley Market The Los Angeles Police Department officers are investigating a series...

Downtown Wellness Center Bridges Gap Between Psychedelics and Meditation

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

The Center Has Partnered With Local Agencies and Gave Free Sessions to Around 500 Veterans in Two Years By Zach...

(Video) Mardi Gras Recap from Venice Beach

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Mardi Gras Came Back to Venice This Year @yovenicenews Mardi Gras came back to Venice this year #mardigras #venicebeach #venice...