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Black History Month

Black History Month

The cultural, political and economic contributions of the African American and Black Community are deeply rooted in our national identity. Join us throughout February as we recognize Black History Month.   

Screening - "Mighty Times: The Children's March"
Annual Martin Luther King Youth Event, Friday, January 15 - 7-8:30pm

Log on for a free, and virtual, screening of "Mighty Times: The Children's March."  Documenting the 1963 Children's Crusade, it tells the story of school-aged girls and boys who took a stand for social justice in the face of attack dogs, fire hoses, and other modes of oppression.  A major turning point in the Civil Rights movement, the demonstrations compelled the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and have significance in today's fight for equality. Presented by the Phoenix College NAACP/Black Student Union

Screening & Discussion - "The Hate U Give"
EIDC Committee Film Series Kickoff, Thursday, February 4 - Discussions from 1-2pm and 6-7pm
Important:  Pre-registration required. Please visit the above link prior to the event.

Upon registering, you'll receive two links by email--one to screen the film on your own time; the other to join in a discussion.  Please view the film prior to the discussion. Please view the film prior to attending the 2/4 Sessions.

An African American teenager witnesses the tragic, and untimely, death of a close friend.  She's later forced to find her voice, as she navigates complicated school and community environments. The film is a poignant examination of American social justice issues, especially within the context of race and class structure. Sponsored by Phoenix College's Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

Black Lives Matter: How Did We Get Here?
Real Talk Series.  Tuesday,  February 9 - 12-1:15pm
Important: Pre-Registration Required.  Please visit the above link prior to the event.

First installment of Student Life & Leadership’s Real Talk Series.  When systemic oppression remains unspoken or accepted, an unethical white privilege is fostered. Join us to understand, and identify, systemic racism. Enable yourself to understand the viewpoints of people whose cultures have been historically minimized.

Streamed Performance - “Ask Your Mama:  12 Moods for Jazz”  
Ron McCurdy’s Langston Hughes Project.  Thursday, February 18 - 1-2pm 
Important: Pre-Registration Required.  Please visit the above link prior to the event.

Join a recitation, in verse and music, of Langston Hughes’ 1960 epic poem, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.”  The twelve-part composition is a hybrid of Hughes’ own rhythmic words, a score influenced by African American musical tradition, and captivating imagery.

Langston Hughes was a social activist, poet, and contributor to the American literary scene for over four decades.  He was a major voice of the Harlem Renaissance, a significant era of intellectual and artistic expression during the 1920s.  During this period, Hughes was among the writers who developed the Jazz Poetry, the syncopated writing style that inspired this performance.  McCurdy, and his Quartet, are certain to entertain you.  

Sponsored by Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership.