CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
This Resource Guide will show you how to support locally black-owned businesses and artists, find educational support, where to find black focused podcasts and social accounts, and more!
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PROMINENT BLACK FIGURES WHO ATTENDED COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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WEEK 1: FEEL OUR VIBE
February 01 to 05 – HONORING OUR NATION'S HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Presented by: CCC Transfer Guarantee
The CCC Transfer Guarantee to HBCUs in partnership with National College Resources Foundation invite you to join us for a week of virtual events in honor of Black History Month!
WEEK 2: SEE OUR WORK
Tuesday, February 09 at 12:00 PM – FILMMAKING, HIGHLIGHTING CLIPS FROM JORDAN PEELE FILM "US"
Presented by: Crystal Jenkins
Jordan Peele is an Oscar- and Emmy-winning director, writer, actor, producer, and Founder/CEO of Monkeypaw. The original horror film Us, broke numerous box office records when it opened in March of 2019 and received widespread critical praise. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Peele was a celebrated comedian who was the co-star and co-creator of Key & Peele on Comedy Central. Students will watch clips from the film Us and have opportunities to answer Kahoot questions.
Wednesday, February 10 at 12:00 PM – ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Presented by: Alondo Campbell
Today we will explore the professional lives of Muhammad Ali, Paul Robeson & Althea Gibson. Learn how these three people contributed to the monumental impact in our Black community. Students will have an opportunity to watch YouTube videos and answer Kahoot questions.
Thursday, February 11 at 12:00 PM – SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER (LUVVIE JONES & JOHN LEWIS)
Presented by: Lithia Williams
This week we will end with a TED TALK from Luvvie Jones and listening to the last words of John Lewis read by Morgan Freeman. Both these two speakers will share how to Speak Truth to Power. Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a Nigerian American author, speaker and truthteller. Known for her wit, humor and highly popular TED Talk, Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable. John Robert Lewis was an American statesman and civil rights leader who served in United States House of Representative. John Lewis exemplified a life of persistence, transformative ideas, a conduit for equity, social change, social justice and GOOD TROUBLE! We invite students to enjoy the TED Talk, Kahoot questions and John Lewis’s final words.
WEEK 3: LISTEN TO OUR HEARTS
Tuesday, February 16 at 1:00 PM – BLACK TRAUMA: HOW TO COPE MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY
Presented by: Dr. Mel Palmer, James Woods, Dr. Ayo Bankole, and Dr. Sasha Blissett
Dr. Palmers presentation will cover what black trauma is, how to cope with it in practical ways and how to communicate when someone has offended me or I offended them. After the presentation the panel will be asked questions about pragmatic ways to deal with the stress of black trauma and offensive behavior. The panel will include a therapist, a naturopathic doctor, and clinical counselor who addresses the mental and physical needs through yoga and meditation.
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Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 PM – PRACTICAL WAYS TO HANDLE STRESS AND MICROAGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS
Presented by: James Woods, Dr. Ayo Bankole, and Dr. Sasha Blissett
There will be a presentation explaining what naturopathic means and how to utilize these methods to cope with the stress and anxiety of microaggressive behaviors followed by a presentation and short guided meditation by James Woods.
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WEEK 4: HEAR OUR SONG
Monday, February 22 at 1:00 PM – LIVE PAINTING OF FORMER SAC PRESIDENT, DR. LINDA ROSE
Join Texas artist Brianne Moore as she paints a LIVE portrait of Dr. Linda Rose, Santa Ana College's 1st African-American President. Dr. Rose served as President in 2016 and officially retired June 30, 2020.
Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 PM – OF EBONY EMBERS: VIGNETTES OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Presented by: Core Ensemble
"Of Ebony Embers" is a chamber music theatre work for actor and trio (cello, piano & percussion) celebrating the lives of the great African-American poets, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas. Text is by Akin Babatunde. The musical score includes works by jazz giants Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus as well as concert music by Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.
Thursday, February 25 at 10:00 AM – HEAR OUR SONG
Performances by: Marcus Omari (Poet) and Venus Fields (Dancer)
Closing Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Joy Degruy
Celebrate Black History Month with our closing event! Featuring performances by poet Marcus Omari and dancer Venus Fields. Our closing keynote speaker is nationally renowned author and speaker Dr. Joy Degruy.
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Thursday, 2/25 @ 10:00 AM