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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 11/22/2021

News and Events for the week of November 22

Good Monday Morning, 

Thanksgiving week is upon us. For many, this time of year may mean travel to visit with family and friends, enjoying traditional holiday foods and reflecting on the people and things for which we are grateful. I encourage each of you, as we move forward toward the end of the semester and the year, to place a high priority on our own self-care, our friends and our peers. Take breaks, connect with friends, continue healthy habits and spend time with loved ones. This time of year is a time for gratitude. I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving.  

Special Town Hall Meeting

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict came out on Friday as not guilty on all counts. Today, Monday, November 22 at 12:30pm, the Race, Equity & Social Justice Center will be presenting a special Town Hall Meeting. “The Kenosha, Wisconsin Civil Unrest, The Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict: Response, Review and Reflection” will occur from 12:30pm to 2pm. Join us at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/97565259247.  

Entering Campus

We were supposed to not allow student to enter campus who were not “cleared” through the Cleared4 system beginning today. However, as I indicated in the message I sent out last Wednesday, that the District has asked us not to enforce this and allow students to enter campus. We continue our check in process through the rest of this semester. As students register for Winter and Spring, if they are not cleared through the Cleared4 system, they will not be able to register for on-site classes in the winter and spring terms.   

Employee TB Tests

Many of you received an email from the District that you need to be cleared regarding TB. The District has sent out forms and instructions to those that need to take a TB Risk Assessment. The assessment can be done completely online. The email that the District sent out included a form to fill out, fill out the form and send it to HREntryServices@laccd.edu. Employees who cannot complete the form can come to campus on Monday, November 29 and obtain a hard copy form from the Student Union Coffee Shop and fill it out. Mobile units will be available next Monday from 7am to 2pm.  

VAMA Lecture by Jynx Prado and Surge Witron

On Monday, November 22 at 6pm, the Visual & Media Arts Department will host a VAMA Lecture by Jynx Prado and Surge Witron. Jynx Prado uses an interdisciplinary practice to question and critique what is natural and artificial within cultures and the world at large. Through humor, irony, language, and symbolism Prado intertwines their experiences and histories as a queer, Mexican-Salvadoran mixed American in their work in a rasquachismo form. Surge Witrön’s explorative process produces works that combine coexistent traditions in abstract painting, gesture and mark making, through a process of overlaying, erasing, and abrasing. Components of what he coins as personal D.N.A. are embedded through the inclusion of personal artifacts representing matriarchal family members, readymade materials, and repurposed play objects. Join the online event https://laccd.zoom.us/j/96604644571?pwd=Vi9ncBsRmFsNE55NXIOL3A1ckFkUT09.  

Student Workshop

This Tuesday, November 23, Our Life Skills Center is offering a “How to Deal with Your Frustrations” workshop focusing on managing emotions and anger. Students can join the Zoom at 12:30pm at ZOOM ID: 929 3680 5171. For more information or questions, please contact Joe Exnowski at 323.922.3032 ext. 2274 or exnowsj@lacitycollege.edu

Career Center Workshops this week: 
Monday, November 22 at 4pm 

Ace the Interview 

This workshop will focus on how to answer difficult/common interview questions. 

Join on zoom at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/3051763638#success

Tuesday, November 23 at 3pm 

Cover Letter Essentials 

This workshop will focus on details that should be included in cover letters. 

Join on zoom at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/3051763638#success

Wednesday, November 24 at 2pm 

Mastering Linkedin 

This workshop will focus on how to make your Linkedin profile stand out. 

Join at: https://bit.ly/3BQ8gJf    

For more information on the above workshops, contact David Turcotte at turcotdr@lacitycollege.edu.  

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, November 30 this year. The Foundation has been providing ongoing assistance to students throughout the pandemic. Please consider joining me on Giving Tuesday (November 30) to make that extra special contribution this holiday season. Here is the link: http://donate.laccfoundation.org/givingtuesday 

Facilities and Budget Town Hall

The Town Hall on Facilities and Budget that I give each semester is on Tuesday, November 30 at 1:00pm. It will be onsite in the Multipurpose Room on the 3rd floor of the Student Union. We will have light snacks. Or you can access it via Zoom link: https://laccd.zoom.us/j/91519007900 


Have a wonderful short week and a restful upcoming long weekend!

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. It is what we do!

Stay well.
Mary