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Black History Month 2016 Events

Campus to note African American achievements with events in February

Monday, February 01, 2016
Parkland College invites the community to attend the following Black History Month 2016 events, as it proudly celebrates the historical accomplishments of African Americans.

The theme for this year’s campus observation is "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories." The month features lectures, student competitions, videos, a film screening, and a popular luncheon.

Does Race Matter?
February 4
Noon–1pm
Room D116
Lecture/discussion facilitated by Donna Tanner-Harold, Counseling and Advising.

Who Was Paul? The Life of Paul Robeson
Featuring the Urbana High School Choir
February 9
Noon–1pm
Student Union Cafeteria Stage
Inspirational music from this popular group is back by demand. Observations facilitated by Dr. Joseph Walwik.

Black Male/ Female Relationship Discussion, Part 1
February 10
1–2pm
Room U140
Student discussion facilitated by Donna Tanner-Harold, Counseling and Advising.

An Evening of Music and Dancing
Featuring DJ Antwon George
February 11
7–9pm
Student Union
Enjoy this free event.

Police and the Community
February 15
Noon–1pm
Room D244
Group discussion facilitated by Chief William Colbrook and Sgt. Matt Kopmann.

Soul Food Luncheon
February 17
11am–2pm
Chartwells Cafeteria
Back by popular demand! Sample African American-inspired cuisine.

The Black Lives Matter Movement
February 18
11am–12:30pm
Room U140
Special guest: Dr. Faye Harrison, Department of African American Studies, University of Illinois.

The New Divide: Light Skin vs. Dark Skin
February 22
Noon–1pm
Room U140
Student discussion facilitated by Nick Sanders, associate director for admissions/recruiting.

Black Male/ Female Relationship Discussion, Part 2
February 24
1–2pm
Room U140
Student discussion facilitated by Donna Tanner-Harold, Counseling and Advising.

Special Displays on CobraVision and in Display Cases
Monthlong
Throughout the College
Displays are available for public view. Special thanks to The Museum of the Grand Prairie, Parkland College Library, and Professor Rochelle Harden.

Racial Taboo: Film Screening and Discussion
March 3
6–9pm
Student Union Cafeteria
Sponsored by the Parkland College Honors Program.
 
 
 
 
 

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