Anthony Ford, and his daughter, Kennedy, Lassen Community College alumnus. Anthony played baseball and his daughter, Kennedy, played softball. Photos submitted

LCC hosts virtual Black History Month event

In celebration of Black History Month, Lassen College and the Lassen College Foundation host a virtual student, faculty and alumni panel discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 24.

The panel will feature LCC alumni spanning many decades including many former Cougar student-athlete standouts, as well as current LCC students. The hour-long discussion will touch on topics like dismantling systemic racism, the impact of social media and the BLM Movement in 2020.

Confirmed panelists include Eddie Brown (Class of 1992); Rico Chilo (Class of 1993); Anthony Ford (Class of 1993); Jocelyn Gandara (Class of 2019); Derrick Jackson (women’s basketball coach); Aatilah Watkin (LCC freshman, Class of 2023); Dr. James Hall (moderator — biography at, attended LCC 93-94.)

Lassen Community College alumna Jocelyn Gandara, right, currently attends college in Alaska.

According to a statement from LCC, “Don’t miss this insightful, reflective and thought-provoking discussion moderated by Susanville native and LCC alumnus, Pastor James Hall.”

For more details about attending this virtual event, visit the college’s website,