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.

Upcoming events 

Click here for a printable version of our Fall 2019 program.

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Propose an Event for Spring 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 and by Tue, 9/24 @ 11:59pm for consideration.  Then, plan to attend our first workgroup meeting (or send a representative) to advocate for your event.

World Cultures Fall 2019 Workgroup Meetings

  • Fri, 9/27 @ 9:30-11am
  • Thu, 12/5@ 3-4:30pm

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.



Michelle Chan, Assistant Professor
English Language Acquisition (formerly ESOL)

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