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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 2/8/2021

News and Events for the week of February 8

Good Monday Morning, 

Spring Semester begins today! Whew! Thank you to our faculty, staff, and administrators who have been hard at work preparing for this semester. We begin today at 93% of our headcount to Spring 2020, and enrollment just below 90%. Textbooks and computer devices available for students now in advance of students receiving funding. Send your students to: https://www.lacitycollege.edu/Resources/Cubstore-Bookstore/LACC-TAP.

And, remember, if you or your students need any assistance, please email: hotline-faculty@lacitycollege.edu, or hotline-students@lacitycollege.edu, or hotline-staff@lacitycollege.edu. We have staff standing by to assist.  

Campus Closed for President’s Day Weekend

This week and next week are shorter weeks as Friday and Monday we are off to celebrate President’s Day weekend.  

Vaccine Information

We are waiting on more information regarding vaccine dates for LACCD staff. We hope to receive details about vaccine availability for employees soon. We will let you know.  

Welcome Week at LACC

Welcome Week is this week and we will host virtual extended hours in all of our Student Services Offices, including Admissions, the Call Center, the Business Office, Bookstore, Counseling, EOPS, Financial Aid, Noncredit and the Welcome Center. All offices are open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Friday. We are closed this Saturday due to the holidays (and there are no classes this coming Saturday, February 13). We will be open virtually on Saturday, February 20 from 9am to 1pm.   

Student Workshop

On Tuesday, February 9, the Health and Wellness/Life Skills Center will virtually host “Putting Your Needs First ..Without Feeling,” a student workshop. The workshop will focus on how to get your own needs met, what you need to succeed, and feeling good about it without the guilt. The Workshop will start as 12:30pm, Zoom ID 94733346121. For more information, contact Joe Exnowski at exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu.  

Black History Month at LACC

During February we are celebrating Black History Month with a wide variety of events and speakers. Here is the lineup: 

Thursday, February 11 

Pleasure Noir: Unpacking Pleasure in Black Bodies and Other Marginalized Persons Workshop, 1pm 

Hosted by therapist Thea Monyee, register here.  

Monday, February 15 through Sunday, February 21

“Coded Bias” Screening and Panel Discussion 

The panel discussion will include the use of facial recognition to target individuals. Please let your students know the $10 registration fee will be waived if students register by emailing the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles Executive Director ED@lwvlosangeles.org. Register here

Tuesday, February 16 

Black Economics and History….Remember. Relearn. Rebuild. 12noon.

Workshop presented by De’Von Truvel, founder and creator of Play Black Wall Street. This workshop will focus on the businesses and events of Northern Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the most economically successful communities in American History, register here. 

Friday, February 19 

Black Lives Matter Town Hall: “Our Time for Change”, featuring special guest Dr. Bernice King, moderated by CBS 2 Anchor Pay Harvey.

This discussion will commemorate and honor the legacy that African Americans left behind and to integrate the nation’s moral obligations and change societal norms. This event will be held at a special time on Friday, February 19 at 12noon. The flyer with details is attached. 

Friday, February 19, 3pm -7pm and 
Saturday, February 20, 12noon -3pm 

The Virtual California Black College Expo is a two-day online event for students to provide access to historically black colleges and universities and other educational programs. Students can get accepted during the expo and scholarships are available, register here. 

Monday, February 22 

Virtual Art Exhibit featuring Howard Cash, LACC alumnus and photographer 1pm. 

This webinar celebrates the spirit of Nigeria, Ghana, and African Americans. Journey with Mr. Cash as he shares his beautiful photography highlighting his extensive experiences in Nigeria and Ghana. Register in advance for this webinar here. 

Tuesday, February 23 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyrone Howard, UCLA Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies 12:30pm. 

Dr. Howard is the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA and Inaugural Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. During the last five years, Dr. Howard has been listed by Education Week as one of the 60 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform. Register in advance for this meeting here. 

Wednesday, February 24 

Write Your Way Through, Poetic Expression as a Therapeutic Tool, 12noon, presented by Treesje M Thomas, psychologist and spoken word artist.

This event focuses on curating a space for students to explore this timeless form of expression, to equip them with a therapeutic tool that is both introspective and entertaining. The event will feature highlights from the Inaugural poem by Amanda Gorman, register here

Investigative Journalism Lecture Series

Join us this Wednesday, February 10 at 6pm for the next LACC Foundation Nick Beck Endowed Investigative Journalism Lecture Series “Always On: The Birth of 24-Hour News, and How it Changed Everything.

This virtual discussion will highlight the world of journalism in 2021. Author Lisa Napoli will discuss her recent book, Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN and the Birth of 24-Hour News, with local LA news anchor Frank Buckley. The event is free for LACC students with a suggested donation of $20 for alumni and friends, register at www.laccfoundation.org/always-on/

Video Tribute to Alumnus Tom LaBonge 

The LACC Foundation created a video tribute on LACC alumnus Tom LaBonge, who sadly passed away suddenly on January 7, 2021. View the video here.


As you shepherd our students again through another semester online, please know that we are here to help with anything you need. Have a great week! 

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Our students know they can depend on you.  

Be well. Stay safe. 
Mary