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


Schedule of Events

Feb. 3

E-Club Entrepreneur Speaker Series: Dwight Neptune, Beagle Drones

Dwight Neptune is a 22-year-old co-founder and CEO of Beagle Drones. Neptune will share what it's like to start a drone business as well as work to raise $1 million to expand and grow. He'll share his experience as a young, Black founder who aims to create a diverse and tolerant culture. Register to attend.
5-6 p.m.

Feb. 19

"Real Talk"
Lunch with The Black Family

Representatives from Black Lives Matter of Maryland and local street artist Comacell Brown of Annapolis who advocates for social justice through art join us for "Real Talk." Participants are encouraged to support Black-owned restaurants by ordering lunch to feast on during discussions about the current social and political climate. We’ll reflect on the civil rights work of the past and how the Black family at AACC can contribute – on and off campus – to making Black history as we address social injustices today. A list of Black-owned restaurants will be provided soon. Register to attend.
Noon-1 p.m.

Feb. 24

Legal Studies Speaker Series
Negotiating the Wealth Gap to Achieve Success in Business: Law and Reality

This presentation will celebrate the success in Black business in spite of the social challenges and racial inequities that exist around us. A panel of speakers from our community will be on hand to participate in the discussion. The program is via Zoom and is co-sponsored by the School of Business and Law's Social Justice Committee. Register to attend.
6-8 p.m.

Feb. 26

Crab Cakes for the Culture
Culinary Demonstration

Local Chef Zanett Belt, a descendent of Florence Taylor, a famous Annapolis resident known for her extraordinary crab cakes, presents a live cooking demonstration. Join us as Belt demonstrates how to make her great-great-grandmother’s famous recipe. During the demonstration we'll discuss tips and tricks needed to achieve the best crab cake. We'll also discuss the significance of African American food culture. A recipe and shopping list will be provided in advance so participants can cook along with the chef. Register to attend.
12:30-1:30 p.m.