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Parkland College to Celebrate Black History Month 2022

Celebrate Black History Month 2022!

 

Parkland College will observe Black History Month in February with month-long virtual and in-person events.

With the theme "Black Health and Wellness," the college will look at historical health issues and healthcare disparities facing African Americans as well as noteworthy African American accomplishments in health, medicine, and technology.

Parkland invites all community members to participate in the following events; most events will have attendance restrictions, and some may have virtual options. Session links will be available at parkland.edu/BHM.
 
Music That Soothes the Soul
Feb. 2
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Union Building stage

Time Management and Study Skills Workshop
Feb. 2
1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Learning Commons
Facilitator: Angela Jancola, Counseling Services

Diversity Committee Book Study
Feb. 4, 11, 18, 26 (through April 8)
9–10 a.m.
Enjoy a discussion of “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGhee
On Microsoft Teams
Contact mburke@parkland.edu for registration.

AIDS/HIV Awareness Informational Table
Feb. 7
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Union Building first floor

Free Lunch
Feb. 8
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (or until food runs out)
Union Building first floor

Black History Trivia Event
Feb. 9
1–2 p.m.
Room U140
Facilitator: Dr. Willie Fowler, Social Sciences and Human Services

Protecting Your Career and Educational Well-Being during the Pandemic
Feb. 10
1–2 p.m.
Zoom
Facilitators: Dr. Marietta Turner, Dean of Students, and Brennon Hightower, Counseling Services

Mental Health and the Black Community
Feb. 11
Noon–1 p.m.
Room U140
Facilitator: Donna Tanner-Harold, Counseling Services

Black History Month Karaoke
Feb. 14
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Union Building stage

Suicide Prevention
Feb. 16
1–2 p.m.
Learning Commons
Facilitator: Dr. Marya Burke, Counseling Services

RACE Talks
Feb. 17
Noon–1 p.m.
Room U140
Facilitators: Donna Tanner-Harold, Counseling Services, and Dr. Marsh Jones, Social Sciences and Human Services

Domestic Violence as it Affects the Black Community
Feb. 18
Noon.–1 p.m.
Room U140
Facilitator: Osajuli Cravens, Courage Connection director of engagement and development

Game On! (Gaming)
Feb. 22
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Flag Lounge

Self-Care Presentation
Feb. 22
Noon–1 p.m.
Room U140
Facilitator: Joe Omo-Osagie

Kofi Bazzell-Smith Speaks
Feb. 23
1–2 p.m.
Room U140
Parkland alumnus shares his academic success journey

Classroom Talks: Black Pioneer Contributions in Technology
Faculty-led discussions in campus classrooms throughout February
Facilitator: Dr. Marsh Jones, Social Sciences and Human Services

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

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