Student Equity Events
Every December, the Humanities 018 course celebrates Kwanzaa with the Mission College and West Valley College community. Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga of Cal State Long Beach, the Professor and Chairman of Black Studies combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations to form the basis of the holiday.
Celebrated every October, Mission College celebrates the history of Filipinos in America. It was established by the Filipino American National Historical Society in 1988, inspired by activist Dr. Fred Cordova’s 1983 book Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans.
From mid-September to mid-October Mission College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. La Misión Colectiva is a grassroots group of faculty, staff and administrators who identify as Chicana/o/Latina/o to plan cultural events on campus.
Inspired by the powerful 10-year legacy at Highline College in Seattle, Washington, Mission College hosted our first annual Black & Brown Summit. The goal of this exciting virtual event was to empower and motivate Mission and West Valley College students of color.