Black History Month

Representation, Identity and Diversity

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their true central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

Month Long Celebration, Year Long Presence

Moorpark College celebrates Black History Month, and Black History Awareness all year long! With a wonderful line-up of presentations for February 2023. Just visit the agenda above for links to register for each event. There are also resources available on this page to refer to in class and in the community. The BHM Committee is proud to include 14 newly installed Black Profiles Of Courage banners along Raider Walk. Combined with this project are 4 X 3-inch sets of printed trading cards; each one of an historical figure and a brief biography.

profile of courage with walker on front

BHM Event Coordinator

Anasheh Gharabighi Oliven: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

BHM Committee members

Josepha Baca, Teresa Carrasco, Patty Coleman, Brian Burns, Kristin Robinson, Dina Pielaet, Crystal Salas and Linda Resendiz.

MC Black Student Union Mission Statement:

  • Serve and unify the students of the African Diaspora at Moorpark College. 
  • Identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments believed to be adverse to students and their continued well-being and matriculation. 
  • Provide enriching experiences and assuring continuing development of a progressive environment which is conducive to underrepresented students in their quest to obtain a great qualitative and meaningful education.
  • Challenge its membership to actively address political, social, and cultural injustices while at the same time celebrating and acknowledging the advancement of people of color at Moorpark College. 

past events