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Black History Month 2022


Throughout February, AACC will recognize the achievements of Black Americans through a variety of resources and events. AACC and the community honor this year’s national theme for Black History Month, The Black Family, with several events throughout the month to inspire, educate and engage in meaningful discussion. Join us!


Schedule of Events


FEB. 1-28 Black History Month Art Exhibit Featured artists include Lazaro Batista, Sherrill Chase, Ellen Cort, Sandra Davis, Malkia Lydia, Lydia Peters, Nancy Sims and Wilfredo Valladares. Pascal Center Art Gallery


FEB. 4 “Hidden Figures” AACC's Super Science Club is hosting a movie presentation of "Hidden Figures" and post-viewing dialogue with Anthony Santorelli, Ph.D., and Susan Lamont, Ph.D., and the virtual discussion with Vennece Fowlkes, Ph.D., and Julie Takacs, Ph.D. 1-3:30 p.m. HLSB Room 100 and Zoom Register for Zoom

FEB. 7 Meet the Author: Kanye West, Race, and Celebrity in America Meet Joshua K. Wright, author of "Wake Up Mr. West: Kanye West and the Double Consciousness of the Black Celebrity." Wright will discuss Kanye's career and what it means to be a Black and exceptional in America. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. 4-5:30 p.m. CADE 219 and Zoom Register for Zoom


FEB. 10-28 2022 Race Card Project Think about the word race. How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence that only has six words? Visit the interactive display located in the Careers Center and the Humanities Building. For information contact Professor Gina Finelli, Ph.D. The Race Card Project


FEB. 10-28 AACC Truxal Library Exhibit Check out the visual displays curated by Associate Professor Cameron C. Caswell. Truxal Library Special Topic Guide: Telling Our Story: African American Poetry, Past and Present


FEB. 22 E- Club Black History Month Panel with MD HBCUs Join the E-Club for a panel discussion with Bowie, Morgan and Coppin educators who will discuss entrepreneurship and opportunities at MD HBCUs. For information contact Assistant Professor Stephanie Goldenberg, ESI or the E-Club. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Zoom Register for Zoom

FEB. 22 Prevention in Black History: Learning from Our Leaders At the intersection of racism and sexism, collective action against sexual violence began with Black women. This event will raise awareness about the impact of Black leaders in the anti-sexual violence movement and discuss how we can incorporate their contributions into our daily lives. By honoring their work, we can build the skills to be active preventers in our communities. For information contact Katie McElhaney, sexual violence prevention coordinator in the Health & Wellness Center. 5:30 p.m. Zoom Register for Zoom

FEB. 24 The Black History Month Art Exhibit Virtual Reception Advance registration is required. To attend, complete the Zoom registration form linked below. For information contact Professor April Copes, Ph.D. 6-7 p.m. Zoom Register for Zoom

FEB. 25 Reconnecting: Black Male Summit The summit will feature multiple workshop sessions focusing on the holistic development of Black males at AACC. For information contact Reginald Stroble, Ed.D., and Kyanna Peterson, SASP. Noon-3 p.m. Zoom Register for Zoom

FEB. 28 Telling our Stories: from Past to Present The Office of Student Engagement, in partnership with SASP, presents an exciting storytelling event through the art of the spoken word. If you are interested in participating, fill out and turn in this submission form. 6-7:30 p.m. Zoom Register for Zoom


Learn more on our Black History Month webpage.


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