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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 4/29/2019

News and Events for the week of April 29

Good Monday Morning:

May will ring in this week and it will be a busy one. All of our end of the year activities will be held as we celebrate the successes of our students. Let’s gear up for the last few weeks of this year and help our students successfully complete. Several of us will be attending the ACCJC accreditation training and information conference in San Francisco this week. Acting VP Alen Andriassian will be Acting President while Dr. Lancaster, Dr. Badaylan, Dr. Wanner and I are gone to the conference in San Francisco from Tuesday through Friday. We will all be checking email and be available by phone is we are needed.

Last Week
  • On Monday we had a celebration of Earth Day. It was a lot of fun. There were informational posters, gardening tips, edible insects, tests of your green IQ, calculating your carbon footprint, planting for the new community garden and the official opening of our new North “park.”
  • On Thursday, the Social Science department hosted “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. These authors conducted an empirically grounded study on Latino politics, culture and society.
  • The Music faculty of LACC will had their HAMC Faculty Evening Concert on Thursday evening.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month concluded the month’s activities with a double feature Movie Night last Friday of documentary films relevant to the topic of sexual assault: “Frat Boys” and “Rape in The Fields.”
Pop-up Food Pantry (Every Monday and Thursday)

Please be sure your students know that our Pop-up Food Pantry, located in front of the Student Union, usually is ready to distribute between 10:30 am and 11 am until around 12:30 pm, or until the food is gone.

LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator – Every Monday at 12 pm 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:

UMOJA: HBCU Transfer Workshop

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm, Student Union 2nd Floor Conference Room. Over 35 HBCU Transfer Agreements with guaranteed admissions scholarships available. Please encourage your students to learn more about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For more information, please contact The Genderversity and Multicultural Center email:

Photography Students Attending the Getty College Night

We have a group of photo students that have been working with the Getty in coordination with two current photo shows. The students have met with the curators and some artists in the show and have made work in response to this experience that will be on display during this event Monday night. We are in good company with these other participating schools: UCLA, Otis College of Art and Design, Woodbury University, Santa Monica College, Pierce College, Los Angeles City College, College of the Canyons, and Cal State Channel Islands.

Student Workshop: How to Manage Your Frustrations

Please let your student know that this is the fourth and final workshops in the series of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Tuesday, April 30th at 12:30 pm in the Student Union 2nd Floor Conference Room. Hosted by the Life Skills Center/Health and Wellness. For more information, please contact Joe Exnowski (323) 953-4000 ext. 2274, email:

City Tales – Storytelling Event

On Tuesday, April 30th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, 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.

Artist Lecture Series: George Rodriguez

The Visual and Media Arts department is hosting an Artist Lecture in it series on Tuesday, April 30th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in CHEM3 (Chemistry Basement Lecture Hall). George Rodriguez has photographed multiple social worlds — a rare mix of Hollywood and Chicano L.A., film premieres and farm-worker strikes, album covers and street scenes, celebrity portraits and civil rights marches. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Rodriguez, raised in South Los Angeles, led something of a double life as a photographer. He worked for film studios, record labels, and magazines like Tiger Beat while also photographing the social movements and protests that were exploding on the streets of Los Angeles and throughout the country: The East Los Angeles Walkouts, the Chicano Moratorium, and the United Farm Workers movement. He has created iconic photographs of Cesar Chavez, Michael Jackson, and Easy-E to name a few of his many subjects. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Preger -  email:

Music Department: Open House for Prospective Students

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm the Music department will hold its open house with performances by student ensembles, informational sessions with faculty and staff, and a tour of the facilities. It will be in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall (HAMC 210); for more information, please contact Tina Raymond email:

View the event page for more information, and a detailed itinerary of the evening

  • Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm, Student Concert Series - Contemporary Ensembles, HAMC210.
  • Thursday, May 9, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 7 pm and a matinee on Saturday, May 11 at 2 pm, Theatre Academy Presents: Hot L Baltimore.

Thanks to all of our faculty, staff and administrators who work tirelessly to help our students successfully complete their courses at this great Los Angeles City College… The City’s College.

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher