Campus Life Upcoming Events
Spring 2022 Upcoming Events
Spring 2022 Past Event Recordings
MLK Legacy Week- Thursday, January 20th Day 3 A Movement of Inclusion via zoom at 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Dejeune Shelton, Director of Career Services and Dr. Jacquelyn Forte, Director of Student Services
Will be presenting on the topic of A Movement of Inclusion: The focus of the presentation is What is the movement? How does Inclusion and Diversity Translate today? We want to teach students about inclusion and equity for today’s civil rights and the need to help others.
MLK Legacy Week- Wednesday, January 19th Day 2 Community Service via zoom at 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: ASMJC Student Leaders and founder of Operation River Clean Up, Chris Guptill
Please join us as we give our students a glimpse of volunteer opportunities to serve. ASMJC leaders will have a panel discussion on the importance of serving the community. Chris Guptill will provide information about Operation River Clean Up and how students can participate.
To view Chris Guptill presentation and learn how to volunteer for Operation River Clean Up please visit: https://nearpod.com/student/ and include code: DYSQI
CancelledMLK Legacy Week- Tuesday, January 18th Day 1
Brothers United: Hermanos Unidos (we are ALL in this Together) Via Zoom at 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Glen Stovall and Ulises Ochoa Diaz, Program Specialists for Student Services
A conversation of finding the leader in you. Join us as we plant the seed of identifying who you are in this community. Join us as we hear from special programs such as Comunidad, Umoja, and Rising Scholar Network (RSN). You will find resources in which you can connect with to feel supported.
Homecoming Basketball will take place Friday January 28, 2022! You do not want to miss this exciting time of the year: Homecoming! Modesto Junior College will take on Cosumnes River College *Thanks to the collective efforts of MJC Athletics and ASMJC, everyone will not only enjoy an invigorating basketball game, but also enjoy the thrill of community. Game starts at 5:30 p.m. located at the East Campus Gym. *Vaccination or proof of Negative Covid-19 results within 72 hrs. required for entry.
$5 general admission $3 seniors, veterans and students (non MJC) Free children 3 and under and MJC students and staff
Positive People Series
Please join us on February 3, at 6:00 p.m., for our next engaging Positive People Guest Speaker,Glen Stovall. Glen has been a consistent fixture in the Modesto community for many years. He began community service by driving an hour round-trip to pick-up people for church when he first received his driver's license. His desire to assist others led him to begin teaching classes and coordinating youth activities at his church. Glen has played piano for many years and his love of music led him to become the Minister of Music at Modesto Christian Center. He established Jashlin Productions fulfilling a dream of recording music and producing concerts and albums for various artists. He directed two sold out concerts at the Gallo Performing Arts Center and has produced audio books, jingles, Christmas, Gospel and Smooth Jazz albums. For many years, Glen has successfully coordinated many programs at Modesto Junior College. His main mission has been to assist all students to achieve their academic goals. He has worked hard in creating internships, volunteer opportunities and jobs in the community for students in his programs. He coordinates three programs at MJC, The Collaborative for African American and Latinx males, Rising Scholars Network for students that have been formerly incarcerated and the UMOJA program which impacts with an intentional African American perspective. Relationships are key when creating success and new pathways. He has set up great teams that has assisted more than 700 students in graduating and transferred from MJC.
Black Men Mental Health: Brother, You’re on My Mind
Join us on February 22nd at 4:00 p.m. via zoom for the African American Education Heritage Week for our Health & Wellness Mental Health for Men. Sometimes we don’t know realize what feeling depressed. Many times, in different cultures, we are taught to hide real feelings of distress. But today, more than 40 million Americans struggle with mental illness. African American men are as likely as anyone else to have mental illness, but they are less likely to get help. Join us as we have a conversation about mental health particularly amongst black men and how they can seek help. Join Micheal Jackson as he discusses the topic of Mental Health for Men.
African roots and healing rhythms: African Drumming for Therapy
Join us on February 23rd at 4:00 p.m. via zoom for the African American Education Heritage Week for our Health & Wellness Drum Therapy. Music can heal the soul. African drumming has been proven to improve mental and physical health. From being used to announce 13th century African kings to reconnecting 21st century individuals to their ancestors drumming has long and deep roots. Join Dr. Duana Demus-Leslie as she discusses the history and how it can be used to relieve depression, anxiety, inflammation and trauma in the United States.
Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Legacy Week - March 28 - 31
Black Student Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Adversity: Nothing is Going to Stop Me from Succeeding.
Join us on February 24th at 4:00 p.m. via zoom for the African American Education Heritage Week for our Health & Wellness Be Your Own Boss. Are you thinking of starting a Black Owned Business? You can get it done in the midst of this pandemic. This may be the right time to put your skills into the business of your dreams. Join us as we learn from MJC’s Upskill program, which focuses on providing training and developing skills crucial for growth in private industry, government organization, and education. Join the Upskill training and education services and receive a certification from MJC upon completion.
Zoom recording: CLICK HERE
African American Education Conference
Modesto Junior College invites you to join us and celebrate African American history, culture and education.
The African American Education Conference is planned for Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Our focus encourages students (junior high, high school and college) to plan for college, develop success skills, and excel in educational endeavors. All community members are encouraged to participate as we provide an enriching program to empower current and future students and promote educational success.
African American Education Conference Zoom recording: CLICK HERE
For more information about the African American Education Conference CLICK HERE
Positive People Series
Please join us on March 3, at 6:00 p.m., for our next engaging Positive People Guest Speaker, Elida Miranda-Zaragoza. Elida is a Student Success Specialist at Modesto Junior College working to remove barriers and advocate for student equity. She currently co-leads the MJC Comunidad Network supporting Latinx students. Elida possesses a persevering attitude and believes that hard work, determination and passion are key to overcoming obstacles. Elida began her higher educational journey at Modesto Junior College, then transferred to CSU, Stanislaus where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in psychology. She continued on to earn a Master in Public Administration. Elida will share her perspectives as a first-generation college student and lessons she’s learned along her 15-year career that are sure to inspire participants to follow their dreams.
Women's Empowerment Luncheon
Please join us as we bring together members of our community, MJC staff, and MJC students to educate, celebrate, and honor the successes and accomplishments of women in our community.The event features a panel of influential community members and concludes with the Women’s Empowerment Awards.
Modesto Junior College Women's Empowerment Luncheon will be held in person on March 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. doors open at 11:30 a.m. Located in the West Campus Mary Stuart Rogers building.
For more information about the Women's Empowerment Luncheon CLICK HERE
In 2020, Campus Life & Student Learning hosted the inaugural MJC LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference. The MJC LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference celebrates LGBTQ+ history and culture with a fun day of welcoming, keynote speakers, workshop, health services topics and students sharing their experiences. This conference is free to all and we encourage junior high, high school, and college students for a wonderful educational experience.
The LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference is planned for Saturday March 12, 2022 from 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. via zoom
Join us for week-long programming to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. We will learn about the history of Cesar and Dolores and how you can get involved.
Monday 3/28 Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Instagram Poll via MJC Campus Life Social Media
Please join us as ASMJC provides an Instagram Poll with questions and answers of various facts about the lives and legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.
Location: Instagram @MJCCampusLife
Tuesday 3/29 at 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. ASMJC Presents Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Awareness, Appreciation, and Celebration
Please join us as ASMJC presents the impact of Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta made in the life of field workers. Learn how you can get involved and continue the legacy work of the most impactful activist.
Location: Zoom link https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98770925468
Wednesday 3/30 from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Movie Cesar Chavez History Is Made One Step at A Time
Description: The United Farm Workers are known as the first nonviolent group to successfully organize farm workers, and their legacy extends from giving California’s farm workers fair wages and access to toilets and clean water, to raising public awareness of the dangers of pesticides and the hoe tool. Movie focuses on Mexican-American history and workers’ unions. Chavez is considered to be as influential an activist as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Cesar Chavez's movie also highlights the ongoing struggle that many farm workers continue to face across the country. California is currently the only state in the U.S. that gives farm workers the right to organize.
ASMJC Town Hall April 8 @ 11:00 a.m.