Black History Month



Parkland College will observe Black History Month in February with monthlong events. With the theme "The Total You: Better Health, Better Connections, Better Lives," the college will explore noteworthy African American accomplishments in history and the arts as well as feature talks on race relations, bystander intervention, and more. Events are open to the public; some may have virtual options. Please check this page for session links (all times CST).


Black History Trivia Event

Wednesday, February 1
11 am–noon
Room U140
Facilitators: Professors Evelyn Reynolds, Marsh Jones, and Willie Fowler

Artist Lecture: Stacey Robinson

Thursday, February 2
10:45 am, Lecture, Staerkel Planetarium
Noon, Chill and Chat, Giertz Gallery
"In Blackest Shade, In Darkest Light" exhibit participating
artist Stacey Robinson will provide talk sessions.

Arts and Crafts with Student Life

Monday, February 6
11 am–1 pm
Student Union

Campus Karaoke

Tuesday, February 7
11:30 am–1 pm
Student Union
Sponsored by Student Life

Black Student Success Project (BSSP) Event

"Healthy Relationships"
Wednesday, February 8
1–2 pm
Room D244

Community Education African American Film Series

Thursday, February 9
7–1 pm
Online, register through Community Education

Bystander Intervention Training (in-person or online)

Tuesday, February 14
10 am and 1 pm sessions
Everyone has the right to be who they are, wherever they are. 
Learn how to respond, intervene, and heal from harassment. 
Join your fellow students and colleagues for training online or in person
Student Union Cafeteria
Click here for Zoom link to 10 am session | Passcode: 439905 
Click here for link to 1 pm session | Passcode: 989656

Soul Food Lunch Special

Wednesday, February 15
11:30 am until food runs out (or 2 pm)
Student Union Cafeteria
Soul Food Lunch menu

Mental Health and the Black Community

Thursday, February 16
9–11 am
Student Union Cafeteria
Presenters: Donna Tanner-Harold, Joe Omo-Osagie, and Jocelyn Landrum-Brown

RACE Talks

Thursday, February 16
Noon – 12:50 pm
Room U140
Facilitators: Donna Tanner-Harold, Counseling Services (retired),
and Dr. Marsh Jones, Social Sciences and Human Services

Social Sciences Panel on Race

Monday, February 20
10–10:50 am
Room U140

Reuben May, PhD, Lecture

"Dress Codes and Other Exclusionary Practices in Urban Nightlife"
Wednesday, February 22
Noon–12:50 pm
Room U140
Dr. May, the Florian Znaniecki Professorial Scholar and Sociology
department head at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been
a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
at Harvard University and a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting professor at MIT.

Dan Duster Presentation

"Make Your Own Legacy Matter"
Monday, February 27
11–11:50 am
Room D244
A motivational speaker, coach, and trainer for schools and corporations,
Duster is the great-grandson of legendary journalist, civil rights and
suffrage activist, and researcher Ida B. Wells.


NOTE: The Black History Month Committee at Parkland College also recommends the following wellness resources to community members: