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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 11/2/2020

News and Events for the week of November 2

Good Monday Morning LACC Family:

October was a month of unique occurrences. Both the Lakers and the Dodgers won the top prize of the season – and a unique season it was! The ranged from really cold to really hot. COVID-19 continued to rage in Los Angeles. Voting in this landmark election happened on all LACCD campuses; of course, LACC has been a polling place for our community for years. Our enrollment held steady and ticked up a bit with the late start classes at the end of the month. And October closed out on Saturday with the most unique Halloween in our lifetime, a blue full moon, and gaining an hour of sleep with our clocks falling back an hour. And now we move into the holiday season and the end of this fall semester. Unfortunately, we continue to see the effects of police brutality throughout our country. Black Lives Matter continues for us. We are the change for our community.

LADWP Bill Pay Assistance

Some good news. Low-income City of L.A. residents, who are LADWP customers, and who are financially impacted from job loss or other factors due to COVID-19, might be able to receive a one-time grant up to $500 to help pay their DWP utility bills. You MUST apply online via LADWP’s “MyAccount” customer portal between November 2-15. If you are an LADWP customer and you think you qualify, apply ASAP today. They expect to be overbooked, and will go to a lottery system with priority to those who are already on an existing low-income assistance program. If you do not live within city limits, you probably know someone who does, especially our LACCD students, so please pass along this information to them. The website link to use is: www.ladwp.com/Utilitycares

This first week of November is unlike any in our history.

Tuesday’s election results, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic downturn, will reverberate for generations to come through all three branches of American government and across the world. There’s still time to vote today and tomorrow, please visit the polling area in the Student Union.

LACC's Day of Gratitude

Please look out for the Eventbrite invitation that will be coming out from Student Services to register as a volunteer for this year’s Day of Gratitude, to be held November 10th and 12th from 12noon to 3pm. We will be distributing meals prepared by the same caterer as last year, Kensington Caterers, to cars in a drive-thru service. We are also working on starting food distribution each week through the end of this semester. It will be limited because our capacity is so limited right now, but we will get something started and see what we may be able to do to expand it after the first of the year.

Campus Events

Join us Tuesday, November 3 at 12:30pm for our “Student Workshop: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Education.” This workshop will help our students learn to recognize the signs of potentially abusive relationships. For more information, contact Joe Exnowski at exnowsjj@laccd.edu. Zoom ID: 6403481457, password 614691.

On Thursday, November 5 we will be hosting a Transfer Day College Fair at 10am. Representatives from local and out-of-state colleges and universities will join us via Zoom to share information on the application and admission process, available majors, financial aid, and student housing. Register at http://www.lacitycollege.edu/Calendar/Events/All/2020/1334 .

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 12 , which is our next Visiting Artist Lecture Series at 6pm featuring photographer James Welling . Join via Zoom at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/91998131253.

Also please mark your calendars for “Inclusion: The Art of Story Listening” with Derrick Drakeford, Ph.D., our November 20th Black Lives Matter Town Hall. The event will start at 1:30pm, join via Zoom at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/99874462626.


I hope you have a great week ahead. The weather will be warming for a few days and then temperatures fall for the weekend. Have your hot chocolate and fireplace ready to go.

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. As we begin to wind down the second half toward the end of the semester, I hope it is a great week.

Be well. Stay safe.
Mary