Black History Month | JCTC

Black History Month

Schedule of Events:

February 4, 2019

  • African American History Month Film Festival
    • 9:10am – 10:25am and 10:35am – 11:50am
    • Downtown Campus - Hartford Hall 206
    • During this film festival, students will have an opportunity to view a variety of notable films that feature a wide array of African American history.
    • Sponsored by Professor Mona Freeman Leonard
  • African American Read-In
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Downtown Campus - Library
    • Students, faculty, and staff are invited to share literature by African American writers, by reading selections aloud.
    • Sponsored by the Black Affairs Advocacy Council

February 5, 2019

  • Black History Month Kick-Off
    • All Day
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Join us as we kick off Black History Month! This event will kick off a celebration of Black history & culture through a variety of fun events and activities! Come enjoy free food, fun, and music!
    • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
  • African American History Month Film Festival
    • 9:10am – 10:25am and 10:35am – 11:50am
    • Downtown Campus - Hartford Hall 206
    • During this film festival, students will have an opportunity to view a variety of notable films that feature a wide array of African American history.
    • Sponsored by Professor Mona Freeman Leonard

February 6, 2019

  • African American History Month Film Festival
    • 9:10am – 10:25am and 10:35am – 11:50am
    • Downtown Campus - Hartford Hall 206
    • During this film festival, students will have an opportunity to view a variety of notable films that feature a wide array of African American history.
    • Sponsored by Professor Mona Freeman Leonard
  • Food for Thought
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • The Multicultural Center’s bi-monthly discussion series! This particular discussion will be a brothers & sister’s forum to discuss the growing split between Black men & Black women in today’s society.
    • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

February 7, 2019

  • African American History Month Film Festival
    • 9:10am – 10:25am and 10:35am – 11:50am
    • Downtown Campus - Hartford Hall 206
    • During this film festival, students will have an opportunity to view a variety of notable films that feature a wide array of African American history.
    • Sponsored by Professor Mona Freeman Leonard
  • Dark Skin vs. Light Skin
    • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
      Join the Black Student Union for a discussion about “colorism” and how it affects the African-American community today.
    • Sponsored by the Black Student Union student organization

February 11, 2019

  • Army Fatigue Day
    • All Day
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Join students as they display and express the significance and symbolization of fatigue during the Black Power Movement.
    • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

February 12, 2019

  • “Oh, We Talkin’, Talkin’”
    • 1:00pm
    • Downtown Campus - Health Sciences Hall, room 151
    • Join Dr. Charles for a dialogue on privilege and marginalization of African American vernacular English (AAVE) in the 21st Century.
    • Sponsored by Dr. Quanisha Charles

February 13, 2019

  • “Love Jones” Film Screening
    • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • The movie “Love Jones” is an American romantic drama. As Valentine’s Day approaches, join us for a viewing of this romance that features the ups and downs of a young African American couple’s relationship.
    • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

February 14, 2019

  • Who Am I?
    • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Can you guess who’s, who in African American history? During this fun activity, students will learn about historical figures in African American history. Come out to test your knowledge & learn more!
    • Sponsored by the Black Student Union student organization

February 19, 2019

  • Becoming Black
    • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Downtown Campus - Health Sciences Hall, room 151
    • Rap & Hip Hop, Race, Gender, Identity, and the Politics of ESL Learning. Students will highlight ways in which Blackness is viewed, understood, and performed, as a means of acclimation, resistance, and acceptance, in North America by perceivably Black individuals learning ESL.
    • Sponsored by Dr. Quanisha Charles

February 20, 2019

  • Food for Thought
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • The Multicultural Center’s bi-monthly discussion series! Negro, Afro American, Black, Black-American, or American? Join students as they discuss “identity”, how they identify, and why.
    • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

February 21, 2019

  • Jeopardy
    • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Join students as they take part in a trivia based competition similar the popular game show “Jeopardy”. The categories will cover a variety of Black history topics. This friendly student competition is something you don’t want to miss!
    • Sponsored by the Black Student Union student organization

February 25, 2019

  • Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter vs. Blue Lives Matter…What Really Matters?
    • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Join us for an intellectual, diverse, & honest discussion on defining modern movements.
    • Sponsored by the Black Student Union student organization

February 27, 2019

  • Azubuike Challenge
    • 4:00pm – 6:30pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Join us as we conclude Black History Month with the “Azubuike Challenge”. 15K Rise Together Ambassadors take on scholars for a Black History Trivia Challenge. The winning team takes all bragging rights for the year! Featuring entertainment from Maestro J and a showcase of traditional African food from Leo Braddock & Children Shouldn’t Hunger.
    • Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

February 28, 2019

  • History of Hip Hop
    • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Downtown Campus - Multicultural Center, Chestnut Hall, room B14
    • Join us for Hip Hop Karaoke! Students will enjoy a diverse playlist of hip hop music (old & new), while viewing hit documentary “Hip Hop Evolution!”
    • Sponsored by the Black Student Union student organization

Snacks, light refreshments, or lunch will be provided at all events.

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