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Black History Month Celebrations 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with OCC

Co-sponsored by EOPS/UMOJA, Equity, the Multicultural Center, and the International Multicultural Committee.  Keep scorlling to see details for each event below.

*Click the images below to see the full flyers or keep scrolling to see full event details.

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Feb 10


Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce Presentation:

Black Financial Literacy

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Watch the recorded event anytime

Bobby McDonald will give a presentation which will focus on changing the Black narrative on how we view finances which includes the success of Black businesses that were the foundation of "Black Wall Street." 

Feb 17


Music of the African Diaspora: 

The Intersection Between Music & Social Injustice

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Watch the recorded event  anytime.

Dr. McCurdy will provide a historical journey and contextualize how music has been used as a tool by enslaved Africans and later, African Americans to protest against social injustice. 

Ronald C. MCurdy is Professor of Music in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California (USC).

Feb 24


It's Bigger than Rap:

The Fifth Element & the Black Radical Tradition

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Watch the recorded event anytime. 

Dr. Wind Woods will discuss the ways Hip Hop samles and extends key concepts of the Black Radical Traditions.  Wind Woods is professor of Theater Arts at the University of Puget Sound.


Art in Social Justice: Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Celebrate the history and legacy of Black Civil Rights movements through a poster contest. Create your won Black Civil Rights Protest Poster and share it with with the campus community.

Post your poster

Deadline: Tuesday, February 23 @ 11:59pm

Winners of the Poster Contest will be announces on Friday, February 26 via Instagram @occstudentequity and win BHM swag!


Hidden Figures of Black History

Follow @occstudentequity on Instagram to see posts every Tuesday about Black Historical Figures that you may not have learned abotu in school!

Share with us your favorite Black Historical figure!


Exploring Black History Through Food

Follow @occstudentequity on Instagram to see posts every Thursday about recipes and historical facts about food from the African diaspora! Try recipes out every week and share with us your own creations to be featured on our account!

Share with us your favorite Black Historical figure!


Black History Month Equity Playlist

Need some inspiration for the art contest? Want to learn more about Black History? Want to find new Black artists you really should know about?  Check out a curated playlist by the Student Equity Program staff!



Celebrating Black History at the OCC Library

To celebrate the work and lives of Black people in America, we have a virtual display highlighting novels written by Black authors, nonfiction books and films on Black history, culture, and the Black experience.  Visit the display!


Every month is the time to learn about Black History! Expand your knowledge about Black History from home by exploring the resources below!

Virtual Exhibits: 

National Museum of African American History & Culture Virtual Exhibit

Video, Films, Documentaries: 

TedTalk Video | Black History is American History | Okalani Dawkins

The Broad Museum Video Series | Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat

PBS Documentary | Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Check back soon for more events!

All events are ADA compliant. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five business days prior to an event by contacting the Global Engagement Center. Dates, times, and schedule subject to change.

Questions? Cotact the Global Engagement Center: or 714-432-5940

Also, learn about the scheduled Black History Month Celebrations on the Golden West College campus.