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Black History Month 2016

black history month - photo of The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In

Celebrate Black History Month at AACC!
We have events to entertain, educate, and inspire. The college not only celebrates black culture in the United States but the contribution of blacks in the Americas, thus making them African Americans as well.

Black History Month art exhibit " Peril and Progress - Civil Rights in America" featuring works by African American artist from Just Lookin' Art Gallery in Hagerstown MD. Pieces that depict the Civil Rights Movement will be on display between February 1-26, 2016 in the Pascal Art Gallery. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. A reception will take place on February 4th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Feb. 1 - Movie clips from "Selma" will be shown in the CRSC building, at the Arnold Campus, room 217 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Discussion on the movie and a march across the Arnold campus to the Martin Luther King statue will follow in a mini-re-enactment.

Feb. 2 - "Race in the Workplace"  CADE building at 3:00pm.
Join us for a discussion about the race relations of employees here at AACC. Discover how far we've come and together reveal tangible results of collaboration, mentorship and leadership for the journey ahead. This discussion features our special guest and discussion leader, Dr. Sylvia Ingram.

Feb. 9 - Movie clips from "Selma" will be shown at the Arundel Mills Campus location from 12:30 - 2:00pm in room 104. A discussion on the movie will follow.

Feb 11 - "Meet the Greeks," Representatives from historically black sororities & fraternities will talk about the benefits of being part of service organizations on a four-year college campus. Student Union, room 102 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Feb. 18 - Meeting Of The Minds - Police - "Friend or Foe"
An open discussion - 12:30pm- 1:45pm in CALT 100

Feb. 19 - AACC Symphony Orchestra Presents a "Lift Every Voice: A Concert of African American Composers". Featuring vocalist, Tony Spencer.
7: 30 p.m in the Kauffman Theater. This program will be comprised entirely of works by African American composers. $10 general admission; $7 AACC faculty & staff, seniors, active military, groups, non-AACC students and children under 10; and $5 for students with AACC ID. "For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office at 410-777-2457 or box-office@aacc.edu"

Feb. 23 - Festival of Black Culture, Civil Rights Re-enactment, and Voter's Registration - Presentation of various Black Businesses, Black History, Black Art, Black Literature, Black Music and much more. Re-enactment of "Counter Sit-In demonstrations" and "Voter Rights Violation".  SUN  Building Cafeteria, 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

Feb. 23 - Voter Registration will be offered from 8:00am - 4:45pm at the following areas: Student Union dining hall Library, 1st and 2nd floors, HUM building in front of the lecture hall, CALT building atrium and the CRSC building near the subway area. 

Feb. 24  - The Black History Committee proudly presents "We Shall Not Be Moved", in the Pascal Center from 1 pm - 3pm. Keynote speakers for this wondrous event will be Michael J. O'Brien and Joan Mulholland. Mr. O'Brien wrote a book entitled, "We Shall Not Be Moved". The book documents The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-in and the Movement. O'Brien was captivated by the photograph taken of "The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-in" and wrote about its participants, both protesters and the mob surrounding them. The white female protestor Joan Mulholland (formerly known as Joan Trumpauer) is our keynote speaker. Ms. Mulholland was a student at Tougaloo College.

Feb 25 - 6th Annual Black Male Initiative Summit - hosted by the Black Male Initiative. CALT 100 building, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Black Make Initiative (BMI ) addresses the needs and challenges that black male students attending Anne Arundel Community College face. It aims to build community and connect students with support services and resources within the college and the community.