The Cross Cultural Center holds a variety of FREE events specifically for the Pasadena City College community! Get involved with any of our activities where you can meet new people and gain new experiences while learning more about power and privilege in our society.

Cross Cultural Retreat

Our Cross Cultural Retreat is held annually in the spring semester. Students, staff, and faculty can participate in a three-day off-campus residential retreat that focuses on discussing issues of equity and social justice. Applications are available at the Cross Cultural Center early spring semester.

Borders of Diversity

In partnership with the English Department, the Cross Cultural Center annually co-hosts the Borders of Diversity student conference. Students are invited to present and discuss their papers in the style of an academic conference, and a guest speakers is invited to present a keynote speech discussing the conference theme.

Volunteer Fair

Every semester, representatives from numerous local organizations set up in the quad during the Volunteer Fair to recruit volunteers and offer internships to students interested in their causes. Check our CollegiateLink site for the latest information about our next fair!

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Students have the opportunity to explore the legacy of Japanese-American incarceration in the United States. Every April, the CCC attends the annual pilgrimage to Manzanar, an internment camp that was used to “relocate” Japanese-American citizens and residents during World War II.