Black History month

MiraCosta College celebrates Black History Month in February!

Heritage Month Events and Activities

View the Black History Month flyer

Visit the Library display through February 28 in Building 1200 (Oceanside Campus)!

Oceanside College Hour with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair

Thursday, February 8, College Hour: 12:00 - 1:00 PM and HBCU Fair: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ OCN Fountain

Meet representatives from HBCUs including Shaw University, Tuskegee University, Texas Southern University, Bennett College, and Charles Drew University. Find out what it takes to transfer to an HBCU.

Umoja Porch Talk: Hip Hop, Math, & Literature

Friday, February 9, 12:00 - 1:30 PM @ Aztlan A&B (OC 3400)

In this educational presentation, the history of hip-hop music is described through a live DJ set and lecture. Spanning hip-hop’s origins among Black and Latino youth in the South Bronx of the 1970s to its global presence in the 21st century, this interactive experience combines sound, video, and hands-on learning to emphasize the ways in which hip-hop DJs and music producers use concepts from math and literature to practice their art.

State of the Black Campus

Tuesday, February 13, 12:00 - 1:30 PM @ Aztlan A&B (OC 3400)

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to an interactive presentation of data and overview on our African-American students and efforts by the college to sustain and increase student success.

How Far Have We Really Come? Forum

Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 - 7:30 PM @ Aztlan A&B (OC3400)

How Far Have We Really Come? is a discussion featuring Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely, an acclaimed activist-artist and speaker. Preacely will discuss her experiences as a Freedom Rider and give insight into the current climate for the black and African-American communities.

2nd Annual Project LIKE Global Literacy Fair

Friday, February 16, 8:30-11:30 AM @ Del Rio Elementary School (5200 N. River Rd., Oceanside, CA 92057)

This volunteer event includes free books, storytelling, games, and arts and crafts for the students and attendees. Contact Edwina Williams for more information at or visit the Project LIKE website at

The Generational Connect/Disconnect of Black and African-American Men

Tuesday, February 20, 12:30 - 2:00 PM @ Aztlan A&B (OC 3400)

The Generational Connect/Disconnect of Black and African-American Men is a panel of black and African-American men who will discuss issues affecting the black and African-American communities as part of Black History Month.

African Drumming at the San Elijo College Hour

Thursday, February 22, 12:00 - 1:00 PM @ San Elijo Campus Lawn

Experience African drumming during the San Elijo College Hour! Beginners are welcome to join.

Film Screening (Film TBD)

Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 - 8:00 PM @ Aztlan A&B (OC3400)

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For questions, concerns, or submissions, please contact the Student Equity Department at (760) 757-2121 ext. 6900.