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Throughout February, AACC will recognize the achievements of Black Americans through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events.


Feb. 1-28

Featured Artist - Coleman Audwin Porter

Stop by and enjoy the creative work of eclectic artist, Coleman Audwin Porter throughout the month of February.
Pascal Center for the Performing Arts


Feb. 6

Colorism Discussion

Interactive panel and dialogue on the historical context of colorism, the impact of colorism and solutions for addressing the phenomena of colorism.
12-2 p.m. Cade Center for Fine Arts Building Room 219

Business in the Black: The Rise of Black Business in America

Documentary screening and discussion with producer and filmmaker Anthony Brogdon in a presentation that will include the impact of racism on historical black business districts, interviews with family members of business owners from early 1900s, how slaves received a college education, and more.
2-4 p.m. Arundel Mills Room 405


Feb. 7

KanKouran West African Dance Company

Watch, listen or participate in this lively African drumming and dance performance.
11 a.m-12:15 p.m. Student Union Hawk's Nest

Business in the Black: The Rise of Black Business in America

Documentary screening and discussion with producer and filmmaker Anthony Brogdon in a presentation that will include the impact of racism on historical black business districts, interviews with family members of business owners from early 1900s, how slaves received a college education, and more.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Center for Applied Learning and Technology Building Room 100


Feb. 11-22

Race Card Project

Students, staff and faculty are invited to share their observations and experiences about race on the AACC Race Card Wall. Wall displays can be found Careers Center, first floor, CALT, first floor and Humanities Building. Contact Dr. Gina Finelli at gmfinelli@aacc.edu for a set of cards.


Feb. 13

Psychohairapy: Linking hair care to self-care

Guest speaker: Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka
Lecture and dialogue on the history of Black hair and its connection between mental health and hair.
1-3 p.m. Florestano Building Room 101

Movie Screening of "Loving"

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
6-9 p.m. Cade Center for Fine Arts Building Room 219


Feb. 21

Film screening of "Dancing Through the Flames" and Hand Dance Showcase

This documentary tells the impact the riots in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had on DC area teenagers who danced on WOOK's Teenarama Dance Party in 1968. President of the National Hand Dance Association, Ms. Jacque Ballard, discusses the evolution and history of African American hand dance as couples showcase those styles.
12:30-1:45 p.m. Humanities Building Room 112


Feb. 26

Meeting of the Minds "Race Card Project" Discussion

Stimulating conversation on the Race Card Project and race and ethnicity in America today.
12:30-1:45 p.m. Cade Center for Fine Arts Building Room 219


Feb. 28

Black Male Initiative Summit

Join the Student Achievement and Success Program and the Black Male Initiative for the ninth annual Black Male Summit. This is an annual event for students to engage best practices for achieving success as minority students. To RSVP for the event, please contact Student Engagement at studentengagement@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2218.
12:30-4:30 p.m. Center for Applied Learning and Technology Building Room 100

Feb. 28

Embracing Gender and Racial Diversity on the Bench: Celebrating Inspirational Women in Maryland

The Legal Studies Institute will be honoring Black History Month by hosting this signature event as part of their speaker's series. This event will celebrate the first African American Female Judges in Maryland. The Honorable Danielle Mosley, from the District Court of Maryland, and The Honorable Elizabeth Morris, from the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, will both be in attendance, as well as, a panel that will discuss how the Judges bridged the gap of gender and racial diversity on the bench.
6:30 p.m. Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219


PHOTO CREDITS: Library of Congress, Thomas J. O’Halloran and Warren K. Leffler; Smithsonian American Art Museum; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Jack Lewis Hiller; Pax Ahimsa Gethen; Library of Congress, Toni Frissell;  NASA.

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The Big Smoke Campus Read

Book discussion series on Adrian Matejka's "The Big Smoke," a poetry collection centered on legendary boxer, Jack Johnson.

Feb. 18 - Historical context with Dr. Lester Brooks

Feb. 20 - Masculinity and sports with Dr. Mike Gavin

Feb. 22 - Literary insight with Dr. Suzanne Spoor

11 a.m. Humanities Building Room 117