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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 4/22/2019

News and Events for the week of April 22

Good Monday Morning:

This is the last full week of April. May will bring this academic year to a close. We are hiring new faculty, training new staff in the Welcome Center and Financial Aid, plus, putting the final touches on the scheduling plan for 2019-2020. We have events on campus all week hosted by our Science students and faculty, our Music faculty, our Social Science faculty, the Genderversity Multicultural Center, and outside agencies. We have our Theater Building User Group and our Landscape Building User Group meeting on Thursday. It continues to be a busy time.  

Last Week
  • On Monday, we hosted free tax preparation for our community. We had hundreds of members of our community take advantage of this service.
  • Wednesday, the Theatre Department presented the third act of "Oleanna", a play about sexual harassment allegations between a student and a teacher. After the performance, there was a Q&A session about sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Also on Wednesday, I attended Mayor Garcetti’s State of the City address. He announced free laptops for LA College Promise students. Our Outreach & Recruitment staff are busy letting all of our local LAUSD high school seniors know that a free laptop is theirs if they attend LACC full-time in the fall.
Earth Day Activities at the North End of Campus

Today is Earth Day and we are having an event starting at 11am at the north end of campus to celebrate. “Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change” is the theme for this years’ Earth Day. There will be informational posters, gardening tips, games, and prizes. Come learn about your world or just to walk around the new “park” that will officially “open” at 12:30pm. This year the activities include:

  • Try edible insects!
  • Test your “green” IQ
  • Calculate your carbon footprint
  • Find out if bottled water is better than tap?

There will be an extra credit worksheet available to your students.

Also tonight, it is Outdoor Movie Night on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7pm in front of the Student Union. The movie is “Erin Brokovitch.” Bring your blankets and pillows and we will provide the movie and popcorn. This is hosted by Career Technical Education (CTE); for more information, please contact Victor Facio, email:

Pop-up Food Pantry

Our Pop-up Food Pantry is located in front of the Student Union every Monday and Thursday. Usually food is ready to distribute between 10:30am and 11am and is available until around 12:30pm, or until all food has been distributed.

LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator – Every Monday at 12pm in AD108

LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator provides resources and assists any and all students in need of housing. For more information, please contact The Genderversity and Multicultural Center (323) 953-4000 ext. 2463; email:

Student Workshop: The Keys to Developing Healthy Relationships and Successful Dating

On Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:30pm in the 2nd floor conference room of the Student Union, there will be a workshop on “The Keys to Developing Healthy Relationships and Successful Dating.” This is the third of four in our Sexual Assault Awareness Month workshop series. Are some people just lucky in love or are there ways to create healthier relationships? In this workshop students will discover what a healthy relationship looks like; and the key elements that are critical in choosing the right partner. For more information, please contact Joe Exnowski at 323-953-4000 ext. 2274 or email:

Peace Over Violence - Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community

Also on Tuesday, April 23rd at 12:30 in the 2nd floor conference room of the Student Union, Peace Over Violence will present “Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community.” Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit organization that is a multicultural, community based and volunteer centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission, Peace Over Violence manages five departments delivering the services of Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy. This program is sponsored by the Genderversity and Multicultural Center, email:

UCLA Rape Treatment Center Information Session

On Thursday, April 25th at 12:30pm in the Student Union second floor conference room, the UCLA Rape Treatment Center will provide an information session to our students. The Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica provides free, comprehensive services, including state-of-the-art medical treatment for adult and child sexual-assault victims, 24-hours every day. Services include emergency medical care, forensic exams, crisis intervention and assistance with reporting a sexual assault, as well as advocacy, longer-term therapy and other support services. The RTC also provides information about victim rights, options and resources to support victims in making informed decisions. This session is sponsored by the Genderversity and Multicultural Center, email:

Official Denim Day Worldwide is Wednesday, April 24th 

Wear your denim on Wednesday in recognition of education and prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

The Social Science Symposium Lecture Series

On Thursday, April 25th at 1:00pm in Holmes Hall 6, the Social Science department is hosting “The Latino Question”, a conversation with authors: Armando Ibarra, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Rodolfo Torres, PhD, University of California, Irvine; and Alfredo Carlos, PhD, California State University, Long Beach. The topic of their talk is that while so many Latino/Chicano Americans struggle in pursuit of the 'American dream', while figures such as Donald Trump are accepted in mainstream politics, and scaremongering and paranoia is rife, these authors saw the need for an empirically grounded study on Latino politics, culture and society. The Latino Question offers a cutting-edge analysis of the transformative nature of Latino politics in the US. In a radical alternative to dominant ideas, the authors emphasize the importance of political economy for understanding Latino politics, culture and social issues. It draws from original research and a number of critical traditions including the thoughts of Karl Marx and Antonio Gramsci, to understand the politics of race and ethnicity in a modern capitalist society. Including case studies of how Latino/Chicano communities across the U.S. are not only resisting, but also reinventing and transforming ethnic politics in the age of neoliberalism, their book is a required reading for all those hoping to understand the 'Latino question' in contemporary America.

Herb Alpert Music Center Faculty Concert

The Music faculty of LACC will have their HAMC Faculty Evening Concert, Thursday, April 25th at 7pm, in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall (HAMC 210). Come and join us to see the talents of our Music faculty.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Movie Night

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Movie Night will be on Friday, April 26th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in Holmes Hall 6. The ASG will be showing the documentary films: “Frat Boys” and “Rape in The Fields.” The popcorn is free.


On Tuesday April 30th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, City Tales - Storytelling Event will be held in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall (HAMC 210). The theme is “Truth or Dare”, with original stories as told by students, alumni, and faculty. City Tales is hosted by the Communication Studies department.

Several of us will be attending the ACCJC accreditation training and information conference in San Francisco next week.

I can feel the excitement of years’ end upon us.  This is such an amazing place for our community - Los Angeles City College… The City’s College.

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


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