student equity Events

Student Equity has helped bring assistance, events, and prominent speakers such as Dr. Cornel West (Race Matters) for students, staff, faculty, and community members and leaders in and around MiraCosta College.

Ongoing Events

Upcoming Events

Past Events to Note

How Far Have We Really Come? Forum (February 14, 2018)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:30 - 7:30 PM @ Aztlan A&B (OC3400)

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

equityXEquityX: Unity Day (March 11th, 2016)

Unity Day: March 11th, 10:30am-3:00pm

This unprecedented experience featured break-out sessions that dove into complex issues, interactive discussions, and lunch. (See workshop descriptions below.)

Dr. Cornel WestDr. Cornel West Visit (March 10th, 2016)

Keynote Speech by Dr. Cornel West: March 10th, 6:30-8:00pm

This was a 60-minute address by Dr. West, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

Town Hall with Dr. Cornel West: March 10th, 4:00-4:45pm

This was a conversation with Dr. West, where he took questions from MiraCosta students.

Who is Dr. Cornel West?

Twenty-two years ago, Dr. Cornel West came to MiraCosta College and spoke to more than 800 students, faculty, staff, and community members. His visit here helped launch the college’s early diversity efforts as a college. Two decades later, Dr. Cornel West is back to help the college continue to cultivate a dialogue about racial, gender and class divisions. Dr. West isProfessor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He also has taught at Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written more than 20 books and edited 13. Though he is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, his most recent release, Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, were received with critical acclaim.

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