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Spring 2019 Events Calendar


Jan 31 


​Open English Cafe

Global Engagement Center

3:30 - 4:30PM

Free coffee and snacks. Come meet students from all over the world!

​Feb 6


​Lunar New Year Celebration

Multicultural Center

11AM - 2PM

A vibrant celebration of Lunar New Year with an opening lecture by Professor Jingfang Satow.

​Feb 12


​Buffalo Solders Exhibit

8:00AM - 5:00PM

OCC Art Center

​Feb 13


​Valentine's Day Card Station


10AM - 1PM

Stop by to make personalized cards for your loved ones!

Feb 14


​Presentation by author Dale Marcelle

Multicultural Center

1:00PM - 3:30PM

“Pitchforks and Negro Babies”

​Feb 20


​Presentation by Marketus Presswood

Multicultural Center

2:30pm - 3:30pm

“Sonicated Blackness in Jazz Age Shanghai: African American Musicians and the Creation of the Soundtrack of Chinese Modernity”

​Feb 21


​UCI Black History Fair

UCI Campus

10AM - 4:30PM

Meet 10AM at the Global Engagement Center. Transportation provided.

To sign up, visit the Global Engagement Center.

​Feb 25


​Black History Month Panel

Multicultural Center

2:30PM - 3:30PM

This one hour Black History Month panel will consist of Clyde Philips, Marketus Presswood,  Giovanni Hortua-Vargas, Michael Mandelkern, and Jordan Stanton as moderator. The panelists will be discussing how they believe the the modern civil rights movement is important historically, politically, economically, socially, and culturally. The panelists will also discuss how they themselves believe it impacted their lives on a personal level in terms of their childhood, education, career, and family history.  


​Holi: Hindu Festival of Colors

Date and location to be determined

A brief history of the celebration, finger foods, music, color toss and other field games.

​March 4 - 8

(Mon - Fri)

​Women's Week

Women In Health 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in GHC Room 107
Know Your IX Event 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Multicultural Center
Psi Beta x Women's Week 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM GHC Room 107
Building Apps & Websites Workshop 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in MBCC 126
Beauty Without Clichés 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM by the MBCC Quad
Women's XPO 
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM by the Starbucks Quad
Women In Industry 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in the Fine Arts Room 116
The Women's Panel 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the Multicultural Center
 Celebrating International Women's Day 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM in GHC Room 106

April 10


​Native American Heritage Event

Library Quad

12 PM

Speakers, performances, crafts and more brought to you by Red Boy Productions, Multicultural Center, and Equity Programs.

​April 11


Real to Rell Talks

Multicultural Center
​Have you ever thought about getting into the entertainment industry? Meet, greet, and enjoy an afternoon filled with insight, how to network, and career life lessons at Real to Reel. Guest speakers: Joe eXclusive, Kourtney Richard, and Emmanuel Moody.

​April 3


​Stargazers: Blessings for Earth

Multicultural Center


The Multicultural Center and the Doyle Art Pavilion bring this unique event to OCC. Write your blessings to be sent into space in a time capsule.

​April 4


​Netfix & Phil(osophy): Children of Men

Science Hall

Doors open at 6PM

​May 6


​Ramadan Iftar Meal

Multicultural Center


Celebrate the end of the first day of fasting of Ramadan. Call to Prayer, speaker, and delicious food.

May 9*


Tentative Date

Pacific Islander Festival​

Library Quad

Come celebrate May Day with Polynesian Dance and Music performances. Enjoy Lei making and luau style food.

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

student with Chinese caligraphy