Fall 2023 Calendar

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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
@ the Social Justice Center

Thurs, Sept 28 marks the 1 year anniversary of the Social Justice Center at ECC. We will celebrate with a variety of events throughout the day including a Social Justice & Advocacy Fair, faculty panel and film screening. 

Social Justice & Advocacy Fair
12-2pm | Student Services Plaza
Informational tables with social justice minded student clubs, on campus and off campus organizations - with music and food truck.

Drum Circle with Delton Davis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Social Justice Center Lounge

Dance Lessons with student Rayshawn Reed
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Student Services Plaza

Yoga Stretching with student Katie Ko
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Social Justice Center Conference

Faculty Panel
2:30-3:30 pm | Social Justice Center Lounge
Get to know some awesome newly hired faculty: Dr. Taka Tanaka, Dr. Amina Humphrey and Dr. Martin Leyva. Facilitated by new BSSC Counselor Autumn Blakley.

Film Screening: John Lewis: Good Trouble 
4:00-5:30 pm | Social Justice Center Lounge

SJC 1 Yr Anniversary

Social Justice Center 1-Year Anniversary

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Faculty Panel

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John Lewis

John Lewis "Good Trouble"Movie Night

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Culture Clash Film: Free screening of “Chavez Ravine in 9 Innings"
SAT, SEPT 16 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
@ Art Gallery in the new Arts Complex

Culinary Stories & Tasting: Spotlight on Latin American Cuisine, Stories & Tasting!
TUES, SEPT 19 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
@ Art Gallery in the new Arts Complex

Café y Conchas con Consejeros
TUES, SEPT 26 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
@ Outside of the Student Services Building
Coffee Chat w/ ECC’s Hispanic/ Latinx Counselors ready to answer all of your academic questions! The café, conchas and academic advice are all FREE!

Film Screening “Dolores”
WEDS, SEPT 27  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
@ Social Justice Center (Comm 204)
Learn about the life of Chicana labor union activist Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with César Chavez, Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.  Discussion by ECC Professors: Argelia Andrade & Xocoyotzin Herrera.

ECC Lotería Night
WEDS, OCT 4 |  4:00  - 6:00 PM 
@ Social Justice Center (Comm 204)
Lotería is a wildly popular game across Mexico and Latinx communities. All are welcome to play! This Lotería game will highlight some of ECC’s finest! Come find out if you or your program are featured. In collaboration with the Puente Club. 

Inspiring Speaker: Alfa Karina Arrué
THURS, OCT 5  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
@ Social Justice Center (Comm 204)
Alfa Karina Arrué is the first Salvadoran to reach the highest peak on planet Earth, Mount Everest. Come meet her and listen to her inspiring story.

Inspiring Speakers: The Art of Boxing
TUES, OCT 10  |  12:00 PM  – 1:00 PM  
@ Social Justice Center (Comm 204)  
Join ECC Boxing Club lead coach Thalia Hernandez and club president Christian Garcia for a presentation on the importance of boxing in Latino culture, and their lives.

Papel Picado Workshop
THURS, OCT 19  |  1:00 – 3:00 PM
@ Art Gallery in the new Arts Complex
Learn the Art of cutting colorful paper, or Papel Picado, a form of traditional Mexican art dating back to pre-Columbian times. Learn about how these tissue paper banners are made, their cultural significance, and their use in celebrations and decorations today.


What is Ageism? Ageism is form of discrimination based on age. It affects people of all ages and it can have serious negative impacts on a person's self-esteem, ability to find employment, and overall quality of life.

The ECC Community Education Department in partnership with the Social Justice Center present:

TALK w/USC Gerontology Professor Dr. Paul Nash:  Combatting Ageism: An Intersectional Perspective
TUES, OCT 3  |  12:00 – 1:00pm
@Zoom Meeting URL: 
Meeting ID:  819 9719 9226
We are all ageing. As we grow old we are likely to experience ageism regardless of our gender, race, sexuality or other characteristics. Dr Nash explores the hidden nature of ageism and the impacts is has on our lives and what we can do to change the story.
Presenter:  Dr. Paul Nash CPsychol AFBPsS FHEA, Instructional Professor at Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California.

FILM:  Gen Silent, The LGBT Aging Documentary 
In partnership with the LGBTQIA+ PRIDE Center
WEDS, OCT 4   |   12:00 – 1:30pm
@ Social Justice Center Lounge
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of religious objection, bullying, and abuse, that many are hiding their identities. Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because of added isolation and fear. This critically acclaimed documentary about LGBTQ older people going back into the closet to survive an often hostile care system. 

FILM:  Golden: The End of Ageism
THURS, OCT 5   |   12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
@ Social Justice Center Lounge
The Last Acceptable Bias!  We've made progress with the other 'isms' (racism, sexism) but ageism is still OK. Why? After all, not one of us is getting any younger. Yet the damaging stereotypes persist... in the workplace, healthcare, media and beyond. For minorities, age bias is discrimination “double jeopardy.” There is a growing global movement to end age bias and reawaken the joys of getting older. Golden: the End of Ageism explores this new frontier in civil rights. 



Wearing It On Our Sleeves by artist Darlyn Susan Yee
Through December 15, 2023

Darlyn Susan Yee is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice weaves together traditional and unexpected materials into complex designs that engage a dialogue between art, design and  craft. Her meticulous, labor-intensive processes result in fiberbased sculptures and site-specific installations. She engages a dialogue that crosses cultural understandings of identity, gender and place. Complex but with a sense of whimsy, Darlyn's explorations of presence and containment encompass large installations to small handheld vessels.

Darlyn’s artwork has been shown internationally in museums and galleries, and has garnered numerous awards. She was included in 100 Artists of the West Coast II by Schiffer Books, the publisher of her book Macramé Today: Contemporary Knotting Projects. Her work is featured in numerous private and public collections.

Artist Talk & Unveiling
TUES, OCT 17   |   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
@ Social Justice Center Conference Room
Join Darlyn as she unveils the newest fiber-based artwork in her series “Wearing It On Our Sleeves”. She’ll discuss her motivations and techniques used to create the outsized sweaters currently on display in the Social Justice Center.

Say It With Yarn Bombing - Interactive Yarn Bombing Workshop
THURS, NOV 16   |   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
@ Social Justice Center
An informal drop-in gathering intended to expose students and the community at large to the history and skills involved in yarn bombing as a means of self expression. Tools, materials and supplies will be available for on-site demonstration to repurpose and upcycle fabrics to reduce waste. Also covered will be installation tips, tricks and techniques for non-marking removal.


If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, email as soon as possible, but no later than seven days prior to the event.