IMPORTANT NOTICE: In keeping with the campus's direction to avoid holding events where people gather, we are canceling or postponing all events and workgroup meetings happening from now until the end of the Spring 2020 semester.


We are hopeful we can continue to provide opportunities for students, faculty, classified staff and community to engage through our events happening in the fall. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and we will keep you informed.  

For now, we thank you for participating in our World Cultures events and for all your support to the Program.



  World Cultures Program

Mission Statement: Broaden your mind, Open your heart

Experience global culture through film, drama, literature, expert speakers, and the arts. World Cultures events encourage understanding, appreciation, and celebration of human diversity on our campus and in the world. Explore beliefs, cultures, and art. World Cultures guests include artists, musicians, dancers, actors, writers, historians, activists, community leaders, athletes, and educators.

World Cultures highlights the interests of the campus community, by encouraging faculty from many departments to host programs illuminating areas of expertise. See the night sky in the planetarium, engage in historic events, and participate in interactive exhibits. Listen to your muse, take in a performance of City College theater, dance, or music. Celebrate specially designated months of the year; such as Black History Month, Asian-Pacific American Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Disability Awareness Month, and Native American month.

World Cultures Spring 2020 Artwork/Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Claudia and Lucia for their beautiful submissions!


Upcoming events 

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All World Cultures events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. No reservations necessary; first come, first served.
To request disability-related accommodations, please email the Co-Directors no later than seven working days prior to the date of the event.
World Cultures programming is intended for educational, general reference, and informational purposes only. Any views expressed by our speakers are solely their own and not necessarily endorsed by the World Cultures Program.

Propose an Event for Fall 2020!

Are you City staff or faculty? Have an idea for a World Cultures event for Spring 2020? Fill out this Event Proposal form and email it to by Mon, April 6th @ 11:59pm for consideration.  Then, plan to attend our first workgroup meeting (or send a representative) to advocate for your event.

World Cultures Spring 2020 Workgroup Meetings

  • Thu,  April 9th @ 3:00pm (Room MS-550)
  • Thu,  May 7th @ 3:00pm (Room MS-561)

Come to the first workgroup meeting to advocate for your event or pitch ideas.  Can't make it? Send a colleague or student representative on your behalf.  Those interested in joining the World Cultures workgroup will take part in selecting, promoting, and, if interested, volunteering at our events.




Dr. Maria-Jose Zeledon-Perez, Assistant Professor
Communication Studies


World Cultures Program Dean
Lori Erreca, Dean
School of Behavioral & Social Sciences, and Consumer & Family Studies 


San Diego City College
World Cultures Program – AH-102B
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 388-3552