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Folsom Lake College Celebrates Black History Month

January 28, 2021

Black History Month image with the text Representation, Identity, Diversity

February is Black History Month and the theme for 2021 is "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity". This February, at FLC and across the Los Rios district, there are a series of events planned to celebrate and share Black art, literature, music, wellness, and community.

"We must never forget that Black history is American history. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation's greatness."
— Congresswoman Yvette Clarke


Melanated Music

February 1, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Join us for Melanated Music featuring DJ Remme – come and vibe with music and positive energy! Learn about upcoming events and connect with other students. Hosted by SCC's ASHE Center.

Join Zoom: Melanated Music

Honoring Our Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities

February 1 to 5, 2021. The CCC Transfer Guarantee to HBCUs in partnership with the National College Resources Foundation invites you to join us for a week of virtual events in honor of Black History Month!

Register for HBCU Events

Creative Writing Circle

February 3, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Join the Creative Writing Circle with Ariealus as we journal and write down our ideas about Black liberation and other topics surrounding Black identity. Hosted by SCC's ASHE Center.

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Welcome Black

February 5, 2021 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Mix and mingle with students and staff, enjoy live music from DJ Remme, win raffle prizes, and learn about resources throughout the campuses of Los Rios Community College District. Welcoming remarks from Black College Presidents, Vice President, Administration and Staff. Hosted by SCC's ASHE Center and ARC's Black Student Success Center.

Join Zoom: Welcome Black

African American Family Night

February 9, 2021 from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm (attendees must pre-register). Join CRC's Black faculty, staff, and students as they share with you:

  • The steps to becoming a student
  • How community college can reduce the cost of your college education
  • Transferring to a four-year university, including info on guaranteed admissions to UC, CSU, HBCUs
  • Financial Aid overview
  • A student's perspective on college life during a pandemic

Register for African American Family Night

Careers of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Bioimaging Scientists – Advanced Imaging Methods

February 11, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. All are invited to this special breakout session event hosted by Merritt College.

Register for AIM Workshop

Achieve @ ARC Netflix Watch Party

February 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Join us to watch Becoming – Michelle Obama telling her story. This is a powerful and inspiring documentary about the first African American First Lady in United States history. Student Panel will follow after the movie!

Join Zoom: Becoming Documentary

Black Jeopardy

February 19, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Test your knowledge and have some fun at Game Night with host Alex TreBlack (aka Mike B.) as we explore Black history and popular culture facts presented in a Jeopardy style format. Hosted by SCC's ASHE Center.

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Mental Health/Wellness

February 24, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Self-care is essential to your health. Come and be in community as we discuss wellness and what it looks like. Hosted by SCC's ASHE Center.

Join Zoom: Mental Health/Wellness

Black History Month Explained

February 24, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Maybe you have been wondering how you can participate more in Black History Month. Come join the Equity Center for a dialogue on how to celebrate and reflect on Black History Month! We will discuss the origins of this month, its celebration, and Black Solidarity. EHosted by FLC's Equity Center.

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Umoja Student Leadership

February 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Umoja Student Leadership Summit (SLS) is a space that attempts to convene, train, and organize Umoja student leaders to go forward and to assume their roles as leaders in their local programs and communities. The SLS this year will be centered around the topic, "What does African-Centered, student leadership look like?" Students will learn about African-Centered student leadership, discuss strategies for advocacy, and engage in conversation on how to support students in virtual environments and beyond.

Student Leadership Summit Application

Umoja Conference XVI

February 26, 2021 (attendees must pre-register). This year's virtual Umoja Conference will feature powerful workshops, engaging speakers, exciting raffles, conscious entertainment, virtual fellowship, and much more! Get more information and register by Friday, February 5, at 6:30 pm.

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We Ain't Crazy, Stimulus Comic Relief Show

February 26, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Join us in commemorating Black History Month as we honor legendary African American comedians and also laugh with three of Sacramento's finest stand-up comics: Steph Sanders, Tony Roberts, and Lance Woods. Be sure to grab a refreshing beverage, some snacks, and get ready to laugh the evening away.

The Black History Month We Ain't Crazy Stimulus Comic Relief event has been designed to bring our community together for an evening of fun and laughter. We have all been impacted by the stressors of distance learning, being quarantined, mask-wearing, and the many social, political, and economic issues of the day. Humor is a great way to come together to relieve stress – and that's no joke! Laughter soothes tension, oxygenates the body, improves the immune system, relieves pain, and strengthens communal bonds. It is just what the doctor ordered!

Register for Comedy Show