History and Heritage Programming celebrate cultures, heritages, and histories to strengthen the MiraCosta College campus through engaging events and activities.
In conjunction with MiraCosta’s mission to serve disproportionately impacted communities and close the equity gap, the district celebrates its Ability Awareness Series. On February 26, 1987 former President Ronald Reagan officially declared Proclamation 5613 making March National Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Everyone wants, and deserves, to enjoy life, feel productive and secure. But in March, we take extra steps to raise awareness about the supports and rights of the people with disabilities and to celebrate their contributions to our communities and society as a whole. Our belief is that disability is not a limitation, but rather an indication of perseverance, strength & determination in accomplishing all life endeavors. Our intention is to promote access, equity and inclusion; to instill a true sense of belonging at MiraCosta College for students with disabilities. Here at MiraCosta College, in observance of resolution No. 2-22/23, we celebrate the achievements and history of people with differing/various abilities within our community not just during the observed month, but throughout the year.
In conjunction with MiraCosta’s mission to serve disproportionately impacted communities and close the equity gap, the district celebrates its Autism Acceptance Series World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day annually on April 2nd, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/RES/62/139). World Autism Awareness Day", passed in council on November 1, 2007, and adopted on December 18, 2007. It was proposed by Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, the United Nations Representative from Qatar and consort to EmirHamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and supported by all member states. This resolution was passed and adopted without a vote in the UN General Assembly, mainly as a supplement to previous UN initiatives to improve human rights. World Autism Day is one of only seven official health-specific UN Days. The day itself brings individual autism organizations together all around the world to aid in things like research, diagnoses, treatment, and acceptance for those with a developmental path affected by autism. Here at MiraCosta College, in observance of resolution No. 2-22/23, we celebrate the achievements and history of the Autism community not just during the observed month, but throughout the year.
Join MiraCosta as we welcome Cesar Chavez’s grandson Eduardo Chavez as he screens his award-winning film, “Hailing Cesar”. Eduardo’s film tracks his journey to understand the legacy and struggle of his grandfather, the civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Q & A will follow af,ter the screening. The event will be held at the Little Theater (OCN 3601), 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside, on September 14, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Turning Wheel Project is coming to MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, on October 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm. The Turning Wheel Project is a partnership between the Chicano Park Steering Committee, the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center, and the University of San Diego. Through relevant education and service, the Turning Wheel Project is all about recognizing and affirming the contributions of Chicano Park, Logan Heights and surrounding communities. The Turning Wheel Project is designed as a hub to serve, inspire and inform the community through the power of education.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the San Diego & Imperial Valley SBDC Network is pleased to bring government agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners to MiraCosta San Elijo 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff Ca. on September 22, 8:30 pm – 12:00 pm. Participants will learn what is expected of vendors, what certifications are and how they work, where to find the buyers and opportunities, and how to make an impact marketing their goods and services. These events help small businesses get contracts! This NO COST event has been made possible with the generous support of The State of California Department of General Services, The County of San Diego, The Small Business Administration (SBA), California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), MiraCosta College, Southwestern College and many more!
As part of our Title V HSI Grant initiatives, join Title V for “Latinx Hour on the Lawn” every Wednesday. The purpose of Latinx Hour on the Lawn is to increase the sense of belonging for our Latinx students through fun interactive lawn games, music, and more! Please stop by, hang out, bring your lunch, and engage with students.
Please join MiraCosta College for many more events in celebration of Chicanx/Latinx History and Heritage:
- Échale Tajín CARE Food Distribution & Title V September 12 1 pm-2 pm
- Bienvenida Familiar September 14, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Oceanside, 1 Barnard Drive.
- Latinas/os/x Identity Workshop October 12 12 pm - 1:30 pm.
- Undocumented Student Action Week October 16-20
- Encinitas Friends of the Arts - Dia de los Muertos event October 29th, 12-4 p.m., San Elijo Campus
- Dia de los Muertos Altar Presentation & Celebration, November 1, 11:30-1:30 p.m., Community Learning Center, Building 100 and 11-2 p.m. at San Elijo Campus, Library Patio
- Dia de los Muertos event bringing Community, Lowrider Altars, Food, Entertainment & Engagement, November 2nd, 11:30-2 p.m., Oceanside Campus, Fountain/Clock Tower Area
For more information on these services and programs contact:
Social Justice and Equity Center
760.757.2121 ext. 6918
History and Heritage Programming are a service of the Department of Student Equity. For general inquiries about all Student Equity programs and services, please contact us at email@example.com or call our main office at 760.757.2121 x6900.