Black History Month 2020

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College

February 1-29, 2020

Guion Bluford Display
CGCC – Williams Campus
Videos created by students exhibiting “We are Black History” will be posted throughout February, with 1-2 videos being posted on Instagram each week.
Follow @chandlergilbertcc on Instagram for more information

Monday, February 3, 2020

Black History Mobile Museum – Keynote speech with Professor Griff, former member of Public Enemy
Pecos Campus, Agave Community Room | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The 5th Element Hip Hop Exhibit is the latest thematic showcase of memorabilia from the award-winning Black History 101 Mobile Museum—featuring artifacts from the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Jim Crow, Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, and the Black Arts Movement. Discover the inspiration behind hip hop and how these artifacts created a distinct cultural contribution that has impacted popular culture globally.
*RSVP on Facebook here.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Performances by Kawambe-Omowale Drumming, the Chandler-Gilbert Hip-Hop Coalition, and ASU’s World Percussion Ensemble-West African Drumming
SC 100 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
*Free food and drinks

Wednesday, February 19

Guest Speaker: Dr. Neal Lester (Project Humanities)
AGA 1240-1242 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

February 24 – February 28, 2020

Always in Season Film Screening
TBD
Attend a screening of Always in Season, then join the film’s Director, Jacqueline Olive, afterwards for a discussion of the film


 

Estrella Mountain Community College

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

EMCC Black History Month Kick-Off Reception
CTL | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Birth of a Nation Film Screening
CTL South | 1 – 2:15 p.m.
*Another screening will be shown on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Southwest Black History Community Celebration 
EMCC Ceremonial Plaza | 11 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Birth of a Nation Film Screening
CTL South | 1 – 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Old School vs. New School: Bridging the Gap
CTL North | 12 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Presentation: Black Wall Street
Student Union | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Trauma in the Black Community 1
Plaza Gallery | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Discussion on Microaggressions
Student Union | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon
Estrella Conference Center | 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

What to Do When Stopped by Police?
CTL | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


 

GateWay Community College

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Movie Night at GateWay: Harriet
TBD | 6 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a night under the stars with Harriet, the story of slave-turned abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
*Free event, open to the public. Popcorn will be provided.


 

Glendale Community College

Every Wednesday, February, 2020

Soul Food Wednesdays
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate African American History Month with Soul Food Wednesdays, where a variety of food trucks will be serving specialty items every Wednesday in February. 

  • February 5, 2020 – Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse BBQ food truck
  • February 12, 2020 – Screamin' Hot Chicken food truck
  • February 19, 2020 – Chicken and Waffles for the People food truck
  • February 26, 2020 – Hot Pot Caribbean Cuisine, BuzznBeez, and Burgers Amore food trucks

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre
SU-100E (SU main dining room) | 11 – 11:20 a.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Presentation: Red, Blue, and White: The Third Reconstruction
SU-104E | 10 – 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate African American History Month with Michael Kelly, who will discuss African-American History in the United States – from the past to the present.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Presentation: Tucson's Black Community and School Segregation
SU-104E | 10 – 11 a.m.
In honor of African American History Month, Bernard Wilson, an Arizona speaks presenter from the Arizona humanities will give a presentation on issues surrounding Tucson’s black community and school segregation

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Woke Wednesday
Center Mall | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In honor of African American History Month, Glendale Community College’s Black Student Union presents “Woke Wednesday."
*Follow @gcc_work on Instagram for more information

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Panel Discussion on Issues Affecting People of Color
SU-104E | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
In honor of African American History Month, Glendale Community College’s Black Student Union will be presenting a panel discussion on relevant issues currently affecting people of color.


 

Mesa Community College

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Creative Minds Lecture, facilitated by Professor Rod Golden
S/D Campus Library | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Black History Mobile Museum
Navajo Room | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This exhibit includes over 150 Black memorabilia items spanning from the time of slavery to today’s hip hop, including photographs, letters, magazines, and other ephemera that reflect African American contributions and achievements in the fields of science, sports, education, religion, politics, art, and entertainment.

Wednesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Black History Month Open Mic, sponsored by the Black Student Union
Student Lounge | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Ongoing through February 21, 2020

Creative Minds Display
S/D Campus Library; available at the Red Mountain campus from February 26 - March 6
Mesa Community College Library is honored to host THE CREATIVE MIND, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to medicine, mathematics, engineering, and all branches of science. It features the careers and achievements of some of today’s outstanding black scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and medical professionals and highlights the work of notable figures from the past. Available at the.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Creative Minds Lecture, facilitated by Professor Rod Golden
Red Mountain Campus Library | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Black History Month Dinner and Discussion, sponsored by the Black Student Union
Navajo Room | 6 – 8 p.m.


 

Paradise Valley College

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sharing Our Cultural Wealth
KSC1000B | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dr. Jeff McGee will lead this highly interactive workshop, challenging assumptions and inequities, and helping us explore, promote, and empower a culture of assets versus deficits. Join us as we create a community culture map and balance sheet to illustrate and empower us to think creatively and critically. We'll also build our own equity checklists that we can use in our organizations, as well as articulate and share our values, knowledge, and stories.
*Register for the event here 


 

Phoenix College

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Black History Month Kickoff
Sophomore Square | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Black Lives Matter Fishbowl
Hacienda Room | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Black History Month Luncheon
Willo Room | 11 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 28, 2020

African Diaspora Reunion
Willo Room | 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m


 

Scottsdale Community College

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Black History Month 101 Mobile Museum
Exhibit, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Student Center, Copper Room
Featuring over 150 original artifacts documenting the 40+-year history of hip hop culture, including “Hip Hop Top 10” sections of historical and cultural material, this exhibit’s use of artifacts from the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Jim Crow, Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, and the Black Arts Movement shows how hip hop has drawn inspiration from the past to create a distinct cultural contribution that has had a global impact on popular culture.
Lecture, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.| Student Center, Peridot Room
Chat with Us, 2 – 3 p.m. | Student Center, Artie’s Lounge
For more information, call 480-423-6590

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Parada del Sol - Human Trafficking Awareness and Resource Tables
Location / Time: TBD
Join SCC Council of Student Leaders in Old Town Scottsdale as they raise awareness on human trafficking.


 

South Mountain Community College

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

African-American History Month Kick-Off
Learning Resource Center (LRC) Patio | 4 p.m.
Learn about the black experience across the globe and add your history to the “Timeline Wall.” SMCC will be displaying a Timeline Wall on campus, giving students and the community the opportunity to use stories to raise their voice.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jazz Band Concert
Learning Resource Center (LRC) Patio | 10 a.m. 
Take a break, listen, and enjoy the performances by the Day Jazz Band led by Dr. Jerome Garrison. Sponsored by the SMCC Music Department.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Identity Walk Part I
SMCC Student Union, Room 106 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
SMCC Student Life will be hosting an identity walk workshop to help create a safe space to tell your story and generate conversation about identity.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

American Red Cross Blood Drive
SMCC Student Union, Room 100 | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Blood donors play an important role in sickle cell disease treatment. Blacks and other minority groups have rare blood types that are specific to race or genetic background. The goal of this event is to bring awareness and increase the number of donors from all minority groups. 
*Sign up to donate here: redcrossblood.org, code: SMCC

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

African Dance Lessons
Performing Arts Center (PAC), Room, 728 | 12 – 2 p.m.
Dance has always played a very important role in the lives of Africans. Throughout history, Africans performed dances to celebrate a birth, harvest, or death. Come learn and dance about traditional dances from different African countries.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hearing and Telling Part II
SMCC Student Union, Room 106 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join to take control of your own story! Learn to tell your own story, your identity, and your experience with racism using storytelling elements.

Cost

Free

Open To
Public
Location

Various college locations

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