San Diego Continuing Education Celebrates more than 100 years of African-American activism for Black History Month on February 28

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) invites the public to celebrate and honor Black History Month at the Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) on Wednesday, February 28.

Mountain View community members are invited to join SDCE at 11:00 a.m. for a morning of live traditional African music, dance and history performances, at the main foyer of SDCE’s Educational Cultural Complex (4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113).

“Today, high school and college students can choose to study Black history, Chicano history or Filipino studies, but as we know, the freedom to learn cultural diversity didn't come without a fight,” stated Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D., President of SDCE. “We are excited to invite the community, as we do every year, to visit SDCE and commemorate Black History month. The annual celebration encourages our students to explore what they do not know about their rich heritage and ancestors.”

ECC has been a symbol of community and African-American activism since its beginnings in 1972. The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Board of Trustees recently adopted a potentially historic resolution during their February meeting, which supports President Turner Cortez’ presentation and plans to request an official Civil Rights Landmark Designation of SDCE’s flagship campus.

Black History Month

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location:     San Diego Continuing Education (Educational Cultural Complex – Main Foyer)

                      4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

Cost:               Free


  • Live music and dance performances
  • Student artwork honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and many lives who chose to fight for equality and social justice.
  • Interviews with administrators, faculty and students

For more information contact Allura Garis, or 619-388-1296.

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.