Thurs 2/27: Check out Ventura College’s events! Black History Month celebration TODAY, Diversity Festival, art and poetry contests in March.


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Black History Month Celebration Panel & Luncheon
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

Panel 10 am – 11am Bookstore Quad Open to All
Luncheon 11am – 1 pm Student Center Study Lounge (RSVP in person at the Student Activities Office)

Poetry Slam Workshop


More information here.

Ventura College and the Diversity in Culture Festival announces the 5th Annual Poetry Slam Contest. Finalists will perform at the Diversity in Culture main stage on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Prizes include: First Place $250, Second Place $150 and Third Place $100, Sponsored by ASVC.

Subject Line POETRY SLAM

THEME: Ventura College selected Luis Alberto Urrea’s 2009 work Into the Beautiful North as its One Book, One Campus selection for this academic year. The book deals with many topics, including family, migration, journeys and transformation. Please interpret the concept of transition or transformation however you would like in your work.

with Fernando Salinas
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM LRC 128

Mar 4, 2020
Mar 11, 2020

Student Art Contest


Student Art Contest information  here

Student Art Contest-$200 PRIZE! Submit Artwork for Next Year’s Diversity in Culture Festival Poster!

Submit artwork by March, 19, 2019. Artwork must reflect the theme, “One World, One People, One Campus.” Artwork can be any medium however submission must be in a digital format of 24×36″ at 300ppi. File size must be 10mb maximum.

Email submission to Please include a cell phone number for contact. Winner will be announced at this year’s Diversity in Culture Festival which will be held on March 25 & 26, 2020

Diversity in Culture Festival 2020


Information here.

“Ventura College is beginning preparations for the 2020 Diversity in Culture Festival. We are looking for speakers, storytellers, performers and events to include in the festival.

The goals of the Diversity in Culture Festival are to provide educational opportunities for greater awareness and understanding of diversity (both globally and locally), to foster connections and alliances with community services, to promote diversity events, presentations, displays and to engage faculty, staff and students to support and promote inclusion and representation of diverse populations.”

For more information, please contact:

Gigi Fiumerodo at or 805-289-6007


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