TEMPE, AZ, Jan. 31, 2018 — In honor of Black History Month, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is celebrating with a series of events for students, faculty and staff across the Maricopa Community Colleges.
MCCCD is committed to ensuring all members of the Maricopa community have the opportunity to engage with Black History Month in meaningful ways that provide rich experiences, opportunities for dialogue, and a time to reflect on the lives, contributions and legacies of African Americans. Enjoy a month filled with cultural festivities, prestigious guest speakers, art exhibits and film. All events are free and open to the public.
For a full list of events, please visit our website.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Documentary Film Screening of I Am Not Your Negro
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
Downtown Chandler Library
Join CGCC for a special screen of the 2016 documentary. Post discussion with CGCC Faculty, Belinda Ramos will follow the screening. This event in is a partnership with the Downtown Chandler Library.
Estrella Mountain Community College
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Estrella Conference Center
This event will celebrate the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggles, sacrifices and achievements won to incite social change, equality and justice.
Glendale Community College
African American History Month Display
The entire month of February
The purpose of the African American History Month display is to expose our internal population and those who come into contact with it as to the rich culture of the African American population.
Mesa Community College
Black History 101 Mobile Museum Featuring Professor Griff of Public Enemy
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
9 a.m — 5 p.m.
Navajo Room, Student Union
This exhibit includes over 150 Black memorabilia items spanning from slavery to Hip Hop. The photographs, letters, magazines, and other ephemera reflect African American contributions and achievements in the fields of science, sports, education, religion, politics, art, and entertainment.
Paradise Valley Community College
Black History Open Mic Night
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
KSC Student Union
Celebrate free speech with creative expression! Join PVCC for an open mic night where you can share inspirational speech, spoken word, poetry, singing/rapping, comedy, and more.
Black Women’s Fish Bowl
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
10 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us in our " Black Women's Fishbowl" where we explore prejudice, discrimination, and privilege as it relates to various identities. Learn from others about their challenges, joys, differences, common objectives, and misunderstandings. We will also discuss techniques to address prejudice and discrimination and build a more inclusive society.
Guest Speaker - Dr. Christine Darden
A Hidden Figure and NASA Aeronautical Engineer
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
4 — 5:30 p.m.
Rio Salado Conference Center
Join Rio Salado for a tribute to the acclaimed NASA engineer Dr. Christine Mann Darden and an engaging conversation about science, Black history, and how the power of innovation and determination can change the world. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. Reservations required. Register here.
Scottsdale Community College
Black History Mobile Museum
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
10 a.m – 10 p.m.
SC164 Turquoise Room
the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. Khalid has been called the “Schomburg of the Hip-Hop generation” because of his passionate commitment to carry on the rich tradition of the Black Museum Movement.
South Mountain Community College
Black Experience Movie Marathon
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy snacks and watch:
• Cool Runnings at 10 a.m.
• Black Panther at 11:30 a.m.
• Akeelah and the Bee at 1:45 p.m.