Black History Month

Jan 30, 2024

Empowering Black Culture is the theme of this year’s Black History Month celebration at Fresno City College.  It is hosted by the African American Faculty and Staff Association. The month-long celebration begins Thursday, February 1 with an Opening Ceremony at Noon in the Old Administration Building Auditorium.

The Opening Ceremony will include the singing of the Black National Anthem by FCC Instructor Deborah Lewis and a Libation Ceremony. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Cassandra Little, Executive Director and CEO of the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce. 


  • 2/6 – Fresno Chapter Association of Black Social Workers, Presenter: Nancy Gray, founding member of Black Social Workers – 12:00 -1:00pm – OAB 188
  • 2/7 – Umoja Presents: Porch Talk- Black Love & Pride - 11:30am-1pm - OAB 251
  • 2/8 – Black Wellness & Prosperity Center Presenter Tash Manning, Black Infant Health Program Coordinator – 12-1 pm – OAB 188
  • 2/8 – Black Student Associations @ Design Science Middle College High School – A Night in Black History Community Event – FCC Cafeteria- 5:30-7:30 pm


  • 2/13- HBCU Spring 2024 Caravan-  FCC Transfer Center hosts a free event with over 20 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU). - Tuesday, February 13- 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm- OAB 251 
    • The event is open to all State Center Community College students.
    • Learn more about HBCU transfer opportunities and scholarships from HBCU outreach staff
    • $2.5 million in HBCU Scholarships were awarded to SCCCD students last year!
  • 2/14- Scholarship Workshop- Presenter Josephine Llanos, FCC Scholarship Specialist, 12-1 pm – OAB 251
  • 2/15- Lecture Series- Presenter: FCC Instructor, Mr. Auguste Kouadio – Book Title: Things Fall Apart. Author: Achebe, Chinua. Location: Library Conference Room – LI 107. 2:00-3:30 pm


  • 2/20 – Financial Literacy – Presenter: Hasan Muhammad – 12:00–1:00 pm – OAB 172
  • 2/22- CalTrans Careers & Opportunities Presenter: Heather Lewis- 11 am-12:30 pm – OAB 251

Closing Week

  • 2/27 – Building Generational Wealth: Real Estate – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – OAB 251
  • 2/28- Speakers Forum presents Hip-Hop Legend Chuck D, 6:00 pm, OAB Auditorium
  • 2/29- Black History Month—Closing Ceremony – 12-1:00 pm – OAB Auditorium             
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