Celebrate Black History Month at CPCC

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During Black History Month, we remember the strength and courage of those who have gone before us and made a difference in the world, while living out new stories that can be passed on to future generations. The Office of Student Life is committed to developing programs and events that foster an environment of inclusion and celebrate diversity throughout the College. Join us this month for events honoring the movements, traditions, and legacies of African-Americans.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

For more detailed information about each of the following events, please check the Student Life events calendar.

February 10
The Power of Women
Central Campus, Tate Hall, 11 AM
Author and motivational speaker, Patrice Gaines, will be speaking on the topic of what women have contributed to African American history.

February 17
Rejoice!! Live Performance Celebration of Dramatic Literature
Levine Campus, Atrium, 12:30 PM
A series of performances that commemorate the history of African American culture, including readings from “The Delaney Sister’s” and “The Whipping Man.”

February 18 & 19
Our Unsung Heroes
Cato Campus, Cato II Atrium, 10 AM
SGA officers will take on the roles of various African-American unsung historical heroes to share the stories of those who have contributed so much to the history of the African-American community.

February 19
Hip Hop & African American Male Identity
Central Campus, Tate Hall, 11 AM
Quincy Brewington, University of Georgia Doctoral Candidate, will be speaking to the realities of the connection between what is being portrayed in hip hop today and how it affects young African American males.

February 20
Black History Presentation
Merancas Campus, 11:30 AM
A series of performances that commemorate the history of African American culture.

February 26
I Am Somebody
Harper Campus, Auditorium (Room 108), 11:30 AM
This performance examines racism, exploitation and survival in South Africa and the Congo. This performance has the power to build bridges across communities and facilitate dialogue across cultures.

Celebrate Black History Month at CPCC

During Black History Month, we honor the memory of African-Americans like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we celebrate current history makers like President Barack Obama. We remember the strength and courage of those who have gone before us, while living out new stories that can be passed on to future generations. The Office of Student Life is committed to developing programs and events that foster an environment of inclusion and celebrate diversity throughout the College. Join us this month for events honoring the movements, traditions, and legacies of African-Americans. For more detailed information about each event, please check the Student Life events calendar.

February 1-28
Display: The Unsung Heroes of Black History
Harper Campus, Across from Room 304
Bulletin board display highlighting the contributions of many unknown black heroes.

Black History Display
Cato Campus: Cato II Atrium
A display promoting the culture and landmarks or African American history.

February 12, 11 am – 12 pm
A Conversation with “Chatty” Hattie Leeper
Central Campus, Tate Hall
Broadcasted at area campus (check the events calendar)
Hattie was the first African American woman on North Carolina’s radio airwaves. She will speak about her life as a radio pioneer and about her deep roots in Charlotte and at CPCC.

February 18, 11:30 – 12: 30 pm
Black History Month Program
Merancas Campus, TS 241
Enjoy FREE food while learning about music and its influence on black southern history. Presented by Levine Museum of the New South.

February 20, 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Black History Month Performance
Harris Campus, Student Lounge
Come see a sneak preview of Sensoria 2013. Play excerpts from “Fences” and “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992” (Rodney King story). Come learn more about more about the social, political, and economic concerns that many African-Americans found themselves facing in the 20th Century.

February 26, 6 – 8 pm
Black History Gameday
Cato Campus, CT 020 & Learning Lounge
Students are quizzed and rewarded based on their knowledge about the Black History Display.

February 28, 11 – 12 pm
Black History Month Performance
Harper Campus, Student Lounge (Room 341)
Come see a sneak preview of Sensoria 2013. Play excerpts from “Fences” and “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992” (Rodney King story). Come learn more about more about the social, political, and economic concerns that many African-Americans found themselves facing in the 20th Century.

Celebrating Black History Month

During Black History Month, we honor the memory of African-Americans like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as we celebrate current history makers like President Barack Obama. We remember the strength and courage of those who have gone before us, while living out new stories that can be passed on to future generations. The Office of Student Life is committed to developing programs and events that foster an environment of inclusion and celebrate diversity throughout the College. Join us this month for events honoring the movements, traditions, and legacies of African-Americans. For more detailed information about each event, please check the Student Life events calendar.

February 1-29
Display: The Unsung Heroes of Black History
Harper Campus
Bulletin board display highlighting the contributions of many unknown black heroes.

Display: Celebrating Black History
Merancas Campus
Interactive displays that discuss and celebrate African American leaders who have made history and changed the world forever.

February 7
Film Screening: February One
Central Campus
February One is the remarkable story of four Greensboro, North Carolina college freshmen who staged a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1960. Find out what sparked their bravery and where they are today.

February 9
Black Voices: Images of the Past
Harper Campus
Play excerpts that address the social, political, and economic concerns that many African-Americans found themselves facing in the 20th Century.

February 15
Black History Month Lunch & Learn
Merancas Campus
Deputy Chief Kerr Putney from CMPD will be at Merancas campus to discuss his journey as an African American male in the police force.

February 22
Black Theatre 101: Smashing Stereotypes and Embracing Icons
Harris Campus
Play excerpts that examine the connection between past images and the construction of present African-American identity.

February 28
Black History Trivia Event & Display
Cato Campus
Test your knowledge on black history and enter for your chance to win prizes.

 

What does Black History Month mean to you? Have you recently learned something new about black history? Who in black history has inspired you? Do you have a favorite quote related to black history?

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