Diversity Collaborative

Past Events


Diversity Collaborative Graduations Spring 2017

  • IDST/LALS/LBCS/LGBT/WMST Graduation Celebration

    Please join several CCSF Diversity Departments in celebration of our certificate completers, scholarship recipients, and degree completers, along with the family and friends and faculty who support them!

    DATE:  Thursday, May 25, 2017
    TIME: 5:00PM-8:00PM
    PLACE: Smith Hall (cafeteria)

    Critical Middle East Studies
    Critical Pacific Island Studies
    Design Collaborative
    Diversity and Social Justice
    Latin American and Latino Studies
    Labor and Community Studies
    Lesbian Gay Bi and Trans Studies
    Project Survive
    Sexual Health Educator
    Trauma Prevention and Recovery
    Women's Studies

    Refreshments served ! Bring family and friends!

Diversity and Social Justice Studies Certificate recipient's graduation speech


    "When Professor Muller, Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chair, invited me to speak at this graduation ceremony, I was thrilled and very deeply honored. Thank you, Professor Muller, for trusting me and giving me an opportunity to speak.

    When I was sitting down thinking about what I should speak, my daughter was besides me in the crib dropping things over and over. She was at her object permanence stage where she is learning that things will not go missing even when she just dropped them. I have to pick it up and give it back to her every time she dropped because that will help her with her confidence. It is very tiresome. But it will help her learn.

    I wonder if I have ever been at object permanence stage in my political and social activism field where I am not sure if peace is still possible when I face difficult circumstances over and over again and feel stuck in the movement.

    I've come from Burma where political situation is unrest. I've experienced the circumstances where my colleagues were on hunger strike dying and some were beaten up so badly by the police to the point they had to be hospitalized in intensive care for asking educational reform in Burma. When I was struggling with my school, work and health here, I've tried to organize the protest here to voice for them. When I received a news that a rare lawyer, U Ko Ni, who supported democratic movement and tried to amend the constitution, was assassinated point blank at the airport while he was holding his grandson in his arms. I witnessed the crime video file here across the ocean. When a close friend of my colleagues, Ko Par Gyi, was brutally murdered for his journalism work and when her wife and kids uncovering his remaining body was in the news, my tears rolled down when my colleague, his close friend, laughed it off with sadness. That is what my older generation activists do sometimes to laugh it off so that they can cope and move on for the remaining journey of dismantling dictatorship.

    Impunity still exist for those cases. Some people repeatedly say that there is no hope for freedom in Burma -- civil war, poverty, lack of rules of law, communal violence and failed state. Damage is so big that Burma is not fixable. Yes, I have those hopeless moments as many social justice warriors and educators have experienced. The deeper we enter to the field of diversity work and social justice work, the more we are likely to experience that phrase.

    I am deeply honored to be here because my professors of the interdisciplinary studies are like loving parents restoring my confidence again and again and giving me a chance to learn that peace is still there and peace is possible no matter how difficult the situation can be. My professors and my fellow diversity studies students are my allies who assure me that we can stand firmly and speak up in the face of injustice and oppression. They have shown me. This is how you do this. This is how you take care of yourself. This is how you sustain. This is how you fight back. Most importantly, this is how you hope. To hope is fundamental to resist. To be able to hope is to be able to resist.

    In my Transphobia class, Professor Breana Hansen, came in, introduced themselves and said this was not the only gender identity they hold. Hearing that liberated me. How long have I been in gender confinement and how long have I stayed without even realizing to question social construction of my own gender role forgetting my freedom. Too long! Professor Jennifer Shockey's compassionate response to kids about gender issues has become my model to deal with complex issue. That class changed my life.

    I was walking fast to be in Dr. Palaita's racism class because I was already warned that he did not like tardiness. When I walked in, sweet music of indigenous Oceania was playing. We have music in our class! How cool and how revolutionary is that? That is before we went into deep discussion of racism, discrimination, slavery and "terrorism" across time and across borders. Don't we need music or self-care to digest all in?

    I am very humble and grateful to be here because interdisciplinary studies restore hope for me again and again. Sitting in Anti-Arabism/Anti-Semitism class, talking about Israel and Palestine conflict, I witnessed professor Penny Rosenwasser, Jewish professor, and Professor Roni Abusaad, an Arab professor, were co-teaching such heavy subject with such active love and such hopefulness. Right then, I know peace can be restored that way. Education is one of the key answers. It was more than class experience. It was spiritual experience for me.

    These are just some of many examples how important interdisciplinary studies is for me.

    I feel very privileged to receive this social justice education in such holistic way from my professors whose wisdom and hearts are so enormous and their social activism works are so persistence and tireless. They are my role models and living examples. 

    This graduation is not any other graduation. This is diversity departments' graduation where our professors with ancestry wisdom, Metta or loving kindness, intellects and masteries graduate all of us, not just graduates, but activists and warriors of peace. 

    What comes after object permanence stage for babies like my daughter are wonderful unfolding steps of human beings? After graduation, we also need to keep growing and stepping up one after another -- a faith, a hope, a knowledge that the object is not gone forever. Peace is not vanished forever. It is here in us and in our community. We can have confidence in our own abilities, knowing we came from a supportive community, we begin to carry on our own "objects" and "objectives" as we move forward.

    Let's continue hoping that peace is possible. If we don't, who will? Thank you."


  • Sanctuary-End of Semester Reading, Potluck & Open Mic

    Join Poetry for the People ​& VASA/Critical Pacific Islander Students as we celebrate Sacred Spaces, Affirmation, Healing and Community through Poetry​!

    Friday, May 12, 2017 | 5:00pm-8:30pm
    MUB 140, CCSF Ocean Campus

Philippine Studies Community Show & Graduate Reception

  • The 1st Annual Philippine Studies Community Show & Graduation Reception

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

    MUB 140, CCSF Ocean Campus

    Performances & Presentations
    Free event / free food / free fun

    Presented by:
    Philippine Studies Department and TULAY


    by Healing from Historical & Individual Trauma
    *All events will be held at Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue.

    Healing through Drumming
    Thursday, March 2, 4pm-7pm, MUB 50
    (basement of MUB building)

    Sal Núñez will lead this event honoring indigenous wisdom and drawing connections to healing in community. Participants will be engaged in drumming and ceremony to help facilitate healing from individual and collective trauma. Preregistration is available for this event at ccsf.edu/women.

    Pre-register HERE.

    Healing for Change
    Saturday, April 8, 9am-4pm, MUB 140

    Dr. Trinity Ordona will preside over this nourishing set of workshops, engaging participants in a mind/body/spirit journey to promote self-healing as well as healing of our families, friends, and communities. On this joyful day, experienced practitioners will lead workshops in drumming, writing, meditation, and movement. Preregistration is available for this event at ccsf.edu/women.

    Healing through Movement
    Tuesday, May 2, 3pm-6pm, MUB 140

    African American Studies chair and History professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin will lead this dynamic movement workshop, utilizing Dunham Technique to help participants connect to our ancestors and sustain our work as we move through the semester.

    Project SURVIVE, Women’s Studies Department, Student Health Services, Trauma and Recovery Certificate program, Diversity Collaborative, Office of Student Equity, Health Education Department, African American Studies Department.

    CONNECT WITH US! www.facebook.com/ccsfwomen

Agents of Change

  • Agents of Change
    Award Winning Documentary Film Screening

    Please join us for February screenings of award-winning Agents of Change featuring the 1968-1969 student and faculty strike at San Francisco State and 1969 student takeover at Cornell University. Their legacy is still relevant today for greater access to higher education and the mainstream workforce for traditionally excluded populations.

    A panel discussion featuring Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and pioneering San Francisco State student leader and striker Juanita Tamayo Lott, will follow the film.

    Monday, February 13
    Ocean Campus, Rosenberg Multimedia R305

    Wednesday, February 22
    Downtown Center, Room 821

    Wednesday, February 22
    Mission Center, Bartlett Room 154

    For more information, please visit www.agentsofchangefilm.com or view the flyer.

The Movement for Black Lives: Displacement, Policing and Communities of Color

  • The Movement for Black Lives: Displacement, Policing and Communities of Color
    Presentation by Salimah Hankins, Human Rights Attorney

    Join us for this presentation with Salimah Hankins, Human Rights Attorney and Advocate working in the Bay Area.  She will share her current and past experience working with communities of color doing human rights work and addressing gentrification in the Bay Area, and beyond. She will draw parallels between the various social movements that shape the grassroots domestic human rights movement. Additionally, she will examine how displacement relates to the ways communities of color are policed.

    All students, faculty, staff and administrators
    When: Wednesday, February 15th, 12:30pm - 2pm
    Where: Ocean Campus, MUB 251
    (Light refreshments will be provided.)

    Space is limited! RSVP if your students will be attending so that we can plan for adequate seating. Please contact Tracy Burt (tburt@ccsf.edu) to RSVP for a group.

    Salimah Hankins is a community lawyer, human rights activist, street-art-enthusiast, and a traveler. She currently serves as Senior Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), California, where she does anti-displacement work in Silicon Valley. She has also served as the CERD Consultant for the United Nations’ “Race Treaty” (CERD) review of the U.S. and has authored four consecutive human rights reports (2013 to 2016) for the US Human Rights Network. Before this, Salimah served as Director of Legislative Advocacy (2015 legislative cycle) for Dignity & Power Now, an organization founded by Patrisse Cullors, who is also the co-founder of the national Movement for Black Lives.

    Salimah is a co-founder of the newly formed Human Rights Taskforce at the National Lawyers' Guild and has advocated for the rights of low-income clients of color as a civil rights attorney at the ACLU of Maryland and the Fair Housing Justice Center. She is originally from New Orleans and has called Boston, Baltimore, and Brooklyn home. She currently resides in the Bay Area with her partner, Balthazar, and their cats Malcolm and Zora.

    Presented by the African American Studies Department and the Multicultural Infusion Project and supported by the Office of Student Equity.

    *Persons requiring accommodation, please contact DSP&S at 452-5481. Please give at least 72 hours notice.

Bystander Intervention Interactive Workshops SP2017

  • Bystander Intervention Interactive Workshops at City College of SF led by SF WAR (San Francisco Women Against Rape)

    Each interactive presentation provides an overview of oppression dynamics and strategies for interrupting oppressive situations when they occur. Participants learn about the roles of bystander, target, ally, and oppressor and how each operates during an oppressive situation. The workshop engages participants in dramatic role-plays that explore motivations behind oppressive actions while also providing opportunities to practice intervening.

    Tuesday, February 7
    12:40pm-1:55pm – Rosenberg Library Room 304
    2:30pm-3:45pm – Wellness Center Room 103

    Friday, February 10
    9:10am-10:25am – MUB 140

    Monday, February 13
    6:45pm-8:00pm – Wellness 103

    Thursday, February 16
    9:40am-10:55am – Rosenberg Library 305
    11:10am-12:25pm – Rosenberg Library 305

    Faculty, Staff and Students welcome!

    Persons requiring accommodations please contact DSPS at (415) 452-5481 within 72 hours of event.

    Sponsored by: Gender Diversity Project, Project SURVIVE, Women’s Studies Department, Physical Education Department & Student Health Services at CCSF.


  • Indira Allegra - Intimate Tensions: Black Sabbatical and Transnational Polyamories

    Join WOMN25 in honor of Black history and Women's history months for an interactive workshop with artist and writer Indira Allegra.

        Thursday, February 9th
        Ocean Campus, Wellness 103

    See attached flier for more details. Come! Bring your students! Tell everyone!

Naima Shalhoub - Borderlands, Embodiment, and Music

  • "Borderlands, Embodiment, and Music"
    Join POLS45 and the Critical Middle East, SW Asia and North Africa Spring 2017 Speaker Series for a special evening with Naima Shalhoub. See flyer for details.

        Wednesday, February 8th
        6:30pm-8pm (with dinner)
        Ocean Campus, MUB 140

WHM 2017 Films

  • Women's History Month 2017

    Calendars: Films and Happenings

    Unless otherwise noted, all events are at the Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan at Ocean.

    For more information, call (415) 452-5825.
    For accommodations, call (415) 452-5481, 48 hours in advance.

    Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies, Project SURVIVE, Ourstories Club, Women’s Resource Center, African American Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, LGBT Studies, Diversity Collaborative, Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series, English, Foreign Languages, Computer Science, Computer Networking & Info Tech, Construction, Health Education, Associated Students, Office of Student Equity, Visual Media Design, and Concert & Lecture Series, and supported by your $5 Student Activity Fee.

    For more information, please visit the Women's History Month homepage.

African American History Month 2017

  • African American History Month 2017

    While we strive to celebrate Black heritage throughout the year we take advantage of the spotlight. This year is centered on engaging local institutions, histories, resources, and student voice. Now more than ever it is important that we discuss and find new ways to discuss and analyze the Black experience in America and beyond.

    Please support our efforts by bringing your class, attending yourself, or simply making the announcement. Spread this far and wide and happy Spring 2017, hope to see you there!!!!

    See flyer for more information.


Latina-o Heritage Month 2016 flyer

  • September 2 - December 15, 2016
    Library exhibition

    Juan Felipe Herrera, Chicano Laureate
    Ocean Campus, Rosenberg Library, 4th Floor Reference Case

    Latin American and Latino/a Studies is celebrating Latina/o Heritage Month in October. Multiple departments are collaborating to hold events throughout the month.

    See flyer for details.

Our Sea of Islands 6 Flyer

  • December 13, 2016
    Our Sea of Islands 6: Water Is Life


    In honor of our commitment to expanding educational opportunities to the Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. and in remembrance of the legacies of our pathways into education, we cordially invite you to our 6th Annual “OUR SEA OF ISLANDS”. This year’s 6th annual theme, “Water Is Life,” celebrates the establishment and growth of Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies programs at the City College of San Francisco, the College of San Mateo, De Anza-Foothill College, and San Francisco State University.

    ***Students enrolled in Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies courses at CCSF, CSM, De Aanza-Foothill, and SF State will weave together critical issues of importance to Pacific Islander communities through song, dance, poetry, drama, and research.****

    “Our Sea of Islands” is proudly hosted by the CCSF VASA Program and the CCSF Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies Program and will be held at City College of San Francisco at 50 Phelan Avenue, Student Union, San Francisco, CA 94112, from 5:00-9:00pm. Disability accommodations provided upon request. Parking is available. Dinner & Refreshments will also be provided.

    ***In honor of our theme, "Water Is Life," this year’s event is dedicated to several social struggles and movements that interact with our Pacific Islander communities. This dedication is in recognition of their existence and WE support their courage, determination, and efforts to creating better lives for our communities.***


    For more information, contact: Dr. David Ga'oupu Palaita, Ph.D. (vika) @ 206-250-7468 | dpalaita@ccsf.edu

    Established in 2012, the students of Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies @ CCSF created the event to share their work with the greater Pacific Islander community of parents, friends, family, elders, and allies.

    Inspired by the late Dr. ‘Epeli Hau’ofa’s powerful essay entitled, “Our Sea of Islands,” students used the semester courses to engage in critical thinking and “Talanoa” (dialogue/talk-story) over social and cultural issues affecting Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. and beyond.


  • December 8, 2016
    Healing through Storytelling
    Lower Level Student Union, Ocean Campus

    De-stress by healing from historical and individual trauma, featuring Loa Niumeitolu, a Tongan writer, storyteller, and community organizer.

    Free Food

    Sponsored by Women’s Studies and Project SURVIVE

Black Lives Gray Matter

  • December 7, 2016
    Black Lives Gray Matter
    MUB 140, CCSF Ocean Campus
    Kristina Williams

    A Town Hall discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, trauma and healing, and school support. Documentary screening, panel with community activists, open forum for students.

Talanoa Series Mary Hattori

  • November 17, 2016
    8th Annual Talanoa Series - "Bridging Cultures"

    Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Ed.D.
    Student Union, CCSF Ocean Campus


****THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2016****

In association with The Talanoa Series of Las Vegas, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, San Mateo, CA, and our newest city, Portland, Oregon, the City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies Program & VASA Transfer Prep Program, is delighted to present our— 8th Annual Talanoa Series @ CCSF for Fall 2016!

The word “tala” in Pacific languages means “story” while the word “noa” means “to tie or to bind.” When the two words are put together, they form the word “talanoa” which translates to “connecting stories together.” Our strong mission of the Talanoa Series is to bring together our students, guests, and communities to share and connect stories/experiences about topics and issues that shape indigenous Pacific Islander communities across our vast ocean. 

In honor of sustaining our oceanic connections, we are pleased to announce our 3rd and final speaker of our 8th Annual Talanoa Series for Fall 2016— Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori, Ed.D.

A native of Guåhan (Guam), Dr. Mary Hattori is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori (familian Titang) and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband. She holds a Bachelors of Education and Professional Diploma in Secondary Social Studies with a concentration in Pacific Islands History, a Masters of Education in Educational Technology, and a Doctorate in Education in Professional Educational Practice at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM). 

Dr. Mary Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa and is affiliated with three other graduate programs at the University--Cooperating Faculty for the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, Affiliate Faculty for the Indigenous Politics Program, and a Lecturer for the Certificate in Online Learning & Teaching. 

Dr. Hattori’s talk entitled, “Bridging Cultures,” will be about her experiences as a Chamoru academic and leader living and working away from home. It will offer highlights of her extensive research, leadership, community outreach, and creative endeavors, weaving through narrative concepts from Chamoru culture that inform her work. She will also share challenges and empowering possibilities of being a Pacific islander in the states and strategies for staying connected to homeland and heritage. Her talk is an expanded and updated version of a forum presentation delivered at the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts on Guam that happened this year in May.

The Talanoa Series will be held at the Ocean campus of the City College of San Francisco in the Lower Level of the Student Union on Thursday, November 17th from 6:00-9:00pm. Refreshments/dinner will be served. Disability accommodations provided upon request. Parking is available in the student parking lot near the Multi-Use Building (MUB) or in front of Conlan Hall free of charge.

For more information, contact: Dr. David Ga'oupu Palaita, Ph.D. (vika) @ (415) 452-5923 | (206) 250-7468 | dpalaita@ccsf.edu

The 8th Annual Talanoa Series—Fall 2016 is sponsored by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies program, the VASA Commission & Transfer Prep Program, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, the Diversity and Social Justice program, the Critical Middle East Studies/SWANA Program, the CCSF Diversity Collaborative: LGBT Studies, Women’s Studies, Philippine Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, African American Studies, Labor & Community Studies, Disabled Students Programs & Services, Students Supporting Students (SCUBE), the Multicultural Retention Services department, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development, the Office of the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural Studies, the Office of the Dean of Student Equity, and the Pacific Islander Club (PIC) @ CCSF.

Rhythms of the Everyday

  • November 8, 2016
    Rhythms of the Everyday: Tehran's Bra Shops and Homosociality

    Health Center 207, CCSF Ocean Campus

    Join IDST 30, "Demystifying the Middle East" and Tahereh Aghdasifar for an exploration of women's same-gender relations in Iran through the site of the bra shop. For more info, contact kisrael@ccsf.edu

FAHM flyer

  • October, 2016
    Philippine Studies
    is celebrating Filipino American History Month with events happening all month.

    A CCSF official celebration hosted by the Philippines Studies department and in collaborate with MultiCultural Retention Center (MCRC), TULAY (Filipino American Studies Success Program, P.E.A.C.E., and more. Click on the poster for descriptions and further information about upcoming FAHM events!

SULONG! United in Action 4 Meaningful Change in the Philippines
Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 12pm-3pm
Update: MUB 240, CCSF Ocean Campus

Transfer Panel Experience
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Update: ART 212, CCSF Ocean Campus

Link to the individual event descriptions pdf
Link to the Philippine Studies events page

DV Month Calendar 2016

  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Women's Studies is coordinating with several departments to host events throughout the month to raise awareness of domestic violence.

    Click on the flyer for details and schedules.

  • Project Survive will exhibit the Clothesline Project in the Student Cafeteria all month of October.
  • October 27, 2016
8th Annual Talanoa Series - Oct 27, 2016

6pm - 9pm
8th Annual Talanoa Series

"Women's Tautua, Land, & Disability Advocacy"
Juliann Anesi, Ph.D.
IDST, Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies
Ocean Campus, Student Union

Link to event description pdf

11am - 12:30pm
"Speak To Me: Poetry of Survivors"
Ocean Campus, Cloud Hall Reading Garden

  • October 26, 2016

1pm - 2pm
Historias Cortas Y Otros Poemas: Connecting the Historical Past to the Present

Pablo Rodriguez
Civic Center Library, Room 112

10:30am - 12pm
Baila Conmigo! The Cultural Dance Traditions of Mexico
Maria Luna
Demonstration + Lecture + Performance
Chinatown/North Beach Center, Room 402

  • October 25, 2016

7pm - 8:30pm
Historias Cortas Y Otros Poemas: Connecting the Historical Past to the Present
Pablo Rodriguez
Lecture + Author Reading
Mission Center, Valencia Building, Room 106

1pm - 2pm
Project SURVIVE Digital Stories
Five survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence share their healing experiences. Celebrate the debut of their digital stories. Join in a discussion about their process and purpose.
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, R305

  • October 12, 2016

10:15am - 11:45am
Baila Conmigo! The Cultural Dance Traditions of Mexico
Maria Luna
Demonstration + Lecture + Performance
Downtown Center, Room 821

  • October 11, 2016
Living Room: A Day with Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Sangodare Julia Roxanne Wallace flyer

2:30pm - 4pm
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs will lead a healing event in the Student Union Lower Level: "Living Room: A Ritual for Healing from Historical and Individual Trauma" – followed by a community meal. (After the meal, Sista Docta Lex will offer "Nobody Mean More: A Black Feminist Film School" workshop in Wellness 103, 5pm-6:30pm)

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Love & Locura: The Code of the Community Artist
Benjamin Bac Sierra + Paul S. Flores + Tony Robles
Lecture + Discussion + Poetry Reading
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, R301

All day
The Office of Student Equity in collaboration with the Diversity Departments, are sponsoring a full day of Professional Development workshops open to faculty staff and students.

  • October 3, 2016

11am - 1pm
Leslie Simon will be the keynote speaker with writer Jen Cross at the DV Awareness art show at USF sponsored by the DA's Victim Advocate Office. It will include a podcast with DA George Gascon.

  • September 29, 2016
The Talanoa Series: "Stay Woke! Narratives of Our Past & Present"

The 8th Annual Talanoa Series:
"Stay Woke! Narratives of Our Past & Present"

MUB 140
City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave
6pm - 9pm

Presented by:
Harrison Misioka Seuga
B.A., San Francisco State University

See flyer for details.

  • September 25 and September 27, 2016

History and African American Studies Professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin will be lecturing at Linda Burton Brooks Library, see also her recent article regarding the 1966 Hunter's Point Uprising:


  • September 22, 2016
'Unarmed Man Faces Armed Riot Squad' 092866 by UPI

African American Studies Professor Tarik Farrar will be speaking at opening for the library exhibition:

We'll celebrate the Library's exhibition "I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence" (IAMSF) guest curated by Jarrel Phillips and we'll also celebrate the release of "Power in Place" the latest issue of "Race, Poverty, and Environment" (RPE), the national journal for social and environmental justice. This issue features I am SF, City College and Moving Art House, which features writing by History and African American Studies Professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin.

Rosenberg Library, 3rd floor Atrium, Room 305
City College of San Francisco
5pm - 7:30pm

Link to this event at CCSF Library Exhibitions

More Exhibit Info:
Do you want a sneak peek at some of the great articles in this issue?

Power in Place: Introduction talks about how the places we call home are being transformed by development and globalization.

Right to Education / Right to the City is a special section focused on the school "reforms” and land grabs threatening City College of San Francisco. These articles delve deep into the complex intersection of real estate interests and the education "reform" project—and how San Franciscans are organizing to defend their school and fight for the education they deserve.

We hope you can join us for the RP&E release and I Am San Francisco exhibition viewing, refreshments, presentations and performances. Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, Tarik Farrar, Kheven LaGrone, San Francisco Poet Laureate Devorah Major and other contributors to the project will present, and we'll preview a teaser of IAMSF videosPresented by Access Via Exposure (AVE) and Reimagine!

  • September 14, 2016
Eid al-Adha flyer

CCSF Critical Middle Eastern Studies (SWANA) and Interdisciplinary Studies invite you to a party Celebrating the Muslim holiday:

Eid al-Adha
or “Festival of the Sacrifice”

City College of San Francisco
203 Batmale Hall, 50 Phelan Ave
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Middle Eastern food  |  Music  |  A description of the holiday  |  An overview of the Middle East Certificate program

See flyer for details.

  • March 17, 2016
Poetry for the People - AVOTCJA & MODUPUE

IDST, Poetry for the People, & Women's Studies present:


(the Bay Area Blues Hall Of Fame Jazz Group Of The Year 2010 & 2005)

  • JON JANG (Piano)
  • FRANCIS WONG (Sax & Flute)
  • RAUL RAMIREZ (Afro-Peruvian Multi-Percussion) &
  • AVOTCJA (Poet/small Multi-Percussion)

it's gonna be magic … come share the vibe!!!

THURSDAY, MARCH 17th  |  11AM – 12:30PM  |  CREATIVE ARTS 133
Ocean Campus  |  City College of San Francisco

Admission is Free & Open to the Public
See flyer for details

  • Month of February, 2016
African American History Month Calendar 2016

City College of San Francisco, Rosenberg Library & Learning Resources, African American Studies and Concert & Lecture Series, Celebrate:
African American History Month

Events are held throughout February 2016

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin ■ (415) 239-3509 ■ adunn@ccsf.edu

Lori Brown ■ (415) 452-5585 ■ lbrown@ccsf.edu

See calendar flyer for more information.


  • Month of October, 2015

Daly City Filipino American History Month Celebration
Pacelli Event Center
Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm

PINA: An Enduring Philippine Fabric
Textile Exhibit
Asian Art Museum
September 24 - October 11, 2015

Ugnayan Lahi: Weaving a Cultural Tapestry
Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 4, 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm

Filipino International Book Festival
October 2 - 4, 2015


  • Month of April, 2015
Justice for Alex Nieto

Black and Brown Lives Matter

Through April, See the work of Oree Originol in the Reference Case on the 4th Floor in the Rosenberg Library, next to the “New Books.” A collaboration with MEChX de CCSF. Gracias a Lalo Gonzalez.

Link to Black and Brown Lives Matter library exhibition

  • February 25 - April 14, 2015
International Women’s History Month Femispheres flyer

International Women’s History Month Celebration

1. Womyn of Color Gathering
2. Comrades! Russia Celebrates International Women’s Day
3. “Etty” performance followed by discussion
4. “A Path Appears” screenings
5. Intersecting Identities Conference/Gathering: “Geeks”
6. Women’s Resource Center Open House
7. Project SURVIVE 20th Anniversary Exhibition Celebration
8. Juana Alicia: Artist and Activist slide lecture
9. Lauren Yee on her play “in a word” performed at the SF Playhouse throughout April

Link to International Women’s History Month Femispheres flyer

  • Month of February, 2015
African American History Month 2015 flyer

African American History Month Celebration

Soundtrack for a Revolution:
Freedom Songs from the Civil Rights Era

Film and Discussion led by
Carol Belle Thomas Moss
Media Specialist/Instructor - CCSF

Wednesday, February 11, 10:30-11:30am
Downtown Center, Room 821
City College of San Francisco,
88 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

See calendar flyer for more information.


  • October 10, 2014 - April 24, 2015
La Llorona Mural by Juana Alicia

Project SURVIVE: 1994-2014

Celebration of Project SURVIVE's 20th Anniversary and International Women’s History Month with a 6-months long library exhibition.

Project SURVIVE holds to the principle that violence is a public health problem that can be alleviated, in part, through prevention education. The most empowering aspect of Project SURVIVE is that students deliver solutions to their peers in frank, open discussions. They approach the subject in a non-threatening, hopeful manner. Audiences are always receptive and often enthusiastic. Evaluations indicate that students appreciate learning from peers–people they can identify with and trust.

Link to Project SURVIVE: 1994-2014 library exhibition

  • Month of February, 2014
African American History Month 2014 flyer

African American History Month

Events are held throughout the month.
See flyer for details.


  • October 24 - 26, 2013
Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity & Cultural Identities in Southeast Asia

Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity & Cultural Identities in Southeast Asia

A Faculty Development Workshop at City College of San Francisco

Link to Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity & Cultural Identities in Southeast Asia flyer

  • Month of February, 2013
African American History Month 2013 flyer

African American History Month

Events are held throughout the month.
See flyer for details.


  • Month of February, 2012
African American History Month 2012 flyer

City College of San Francisco, The Rosenberg Library & Learning Resource Center and Concert & Lecture Series Celebrate:

African American History Month

Events are held throughout the month.
See flyer for details.


  • April 6 - October 7, 2011
Breaking Boundaries Library Exhibition

Breaking Boundaries

Photographer Richard Bermack visited the two City College Disabled Students classes, Arts and Crafts for the Disabled, taught by Carole Fitzgerald at the John Adams Campus and Drama for the Disabled, taught by Judy Goodman at the Mission Campus. He spoke with and photographed Judi Kaplan demonstrating how to read lips and captured images of some of the tools that CCSF students use in class: the viewer that enlarges text and the process for real-time captioning.

Link to the Breaking Boundaries Library Exhibition

  • Month of February, 2011
African American History Month 2011 flyer

African American History Month

Events are held throughout the month.
See flyer for details.


  • Month of November, 2010
“At Practice” by Amy Diaz-Infante, 2010

Mexico: 2010.1910.1810
Independence and Revolution:
Two Anniversaries

For Latino/a Heritage Month: a display in the 4th floor Rosenberg Library reference case displays two new serigraphs by local artists Amy Diaz-Infante and Juan Fuentes.

Link to Mexico: 2010.1910.1810 library exhibition

  • Month of February, 2010

African American History Month

Events are held throughout the month.
See flyer for details.

The official national theme for Black History Month 2010 is The History of Black Economic Empowerment. In honor of this theme, our events this year focus on green economics and communities of color. Click on the image above to see a schedule of this month's events.

The concurrent exhibit, The Portraits of Vincent Jackson, in the 4th floor Reference case in the library, is part of the Library's  10X10 Exhibition series, celebrating the Library's 100th exhibition in 10 years.

Also, until February 20, 2010, we have access on a trial basis, to the African American Biographical DatabaseBlack Studies Center, and Proquest Civil War Era, all from ProQuest. Access and more information is available on the Articles & Databases page.