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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 10/21/2019

News and Events for the week of October 21

Good Monday Morning: 

We continue to be a campus full of activity!

Last week was Undocumented Student Week of Action where our Dream Resource Center hosted an Open House, labs, workshops and presentations in support of undocumented students.

Last Saturday, LACC was the proud host for Models of Pride, the world’s largest free pride conference including workshops, fairs, entertainment and a huge outdoor dance party on our new rainbow track. There were 1,438 youth attendees, 507 parents and professionals, more than 250 volunteers, more than 250 presenters and more than 200 vendors. The event embodied the sense of community and love which we desire for every Models of Pride event. Special thanks to Angela, Armineh and all of our staff who helped make this event such a success.

We also hosted two great music events; jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman performed as part of our Yamaha Artist Concert Series and we hosted our LACC Jazz Day, a community building event for local 4-year schools, LACC and high school students.

Additionally, the District rolled out the new upgraded portal access from computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Post Your LACC Story on our New 90th Anniversary Mini-Site

Share your favorite LACC memory on our testimonial page on our new 90th Anniversary website. You can also view shared memories from alumni, faculty, staff and students, visit

Club Rush is Here!

Join us in our celebration of all things LACC. Find out more about our fantastic campus clubs and sign up to join on Monday 10/21 through Wednesday 10/23 at 10am in the Main Quad.

Food for Thought Pop-up Food Pantry (Every Monday and Thursday) 

Our weekly Pop-up Food Pantry, located in front of the Student Union, is distributing food again this week from approximately 11am until 2pm every Monday and Thursday. Information on Food for Thought services can be found @lacitycollege on Instagram. 

Financial Aid Workshops

The Financial Aid Office is hosting a series of workshops  where attendees will be able to complete any financial aid related processes with the guidance of the financial aid staff. The workshops will take place this week Monday, 10/21  and Tuesday, 10/22 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and Wednesday, 10/23 and Thursday, 10/24 from 4pm to 6pm in MLK Library Room 123A.

LACC Book Program Welcomes Jon Burlingame

On Tuesday 10/22, The Charles Greene and Margaret Garth Steinert Greene Book Program at LACC will present “A Conversation with Award-Winning Author and Journalist Jon Burlingame.” The lecture will take place at 2pm at HAMC 140 and is free and open to the public.

LACC Intramural Soccer

Join us for Intramural Soccer on Tuesday 10/22 and Friday 10/25 at noon on our LACC Soccer Field. Register at

VAMA Visiting Artist Lecture Features Natasha Kline

On Tuesday 10/22, the Visual and Media Arts Department will host a lecture by storyboard artist Natasha Kline. Natasha has worked with a variety of entertainment clients including Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Netflix among others. The event will take place at 6pm in the Chem 3 Lecture Hall.

Child Development Center Fall Festival

On Friday 10/25, the Child Development Center will be hosting their annual Fall Festival from 12:45pm to 2:30pm in front of the Child Development Center. This free event will feature games, craft activities, snacks, drinks and dancing. Please join our preschoolers, families and staff in the festivities. Also, if you would like to make a contribution, please donate a small pumpkin to the Child Development Center by Wednesday, October 23.

Evening Concert Series Features Ovanes Arakelyan

On Friday 10/25, pianist Ovanes Arakelyan will perform at 7pm in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall Room 210.

Carl Bernstein Lecture 

On Sunday, October 27, at 3pm, the LACC Foundation has booked journalist and author Carl Bernstein to kick off the inaugural Nick Beck Investigative Journalism Lecture Series. The event will take place in the Camino Theatre from 3pm to 5:30pm. We have reached capacity for student registration. Current LACC students can join the wait list by emailing General and VIP tickets are still available for purchase on the Foundation website, VIP tickets include a meet and greet reception with Carl Bernstein. 

LACC Community Corner

Last week Lillian and I were off campus on an accreditation visit for three days.

On Thursday I attended “MeltingPot 2020”, an invitation only meeting of about 40 technology gurus from around the world. The subject was “Disruption 4.0” the top technologies of the future. This was an event hosted by Amazon Web Services bringing the brilliant minds of technology together from around the world.

Another amazing week last week and a great wonderful week ahead!

Have yourself 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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