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Black History Month

Explore Phoenix College Events for Black History Month

Black History Month

The cultural, political and economic 
contributions of the Black and 
African American Community are 
deeply rooted in our national identity.

Join us for events throughout February.


Tues, Feb. 1  |  1:30 – 2:30 pm

Courageous Conversations

Learn to improve your emotional and physical balance, as you navigate life's demands.  You'll leave with greater understanding of why something, or someone, impacts you—and the dynamics of your relationships.  The session is hosted by Denise TrimbleSmith, an Arizona-based, African American Educator, Diversity Advocate, CEO, and Certified Life Coach.

Important:  Pre-registration required. Please visit the above link prior to the event.
Sponsored by Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership. 


Fri, Feb. 11  |  1 – 3:30 pm

Just Mercy

Enjoy the inspiring story of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) through the experiences of its founder, attorney Bryan Stevenson.  Stevenson's accomplished career has been dedicated to defending prisoners who've been failed by the legal system.  He, and his EJI colleagues, are working to end excessive punishment, and mass incarceration, by challenging inequality.

No registration required; simply join us on campus, at Bulpitt. 
No food or drink inside the building.  Please be sure to bring a facial covering, and wear it inside the Auditorium.

Sponsored by Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership. 


Thurs,  Feb. 17  |  10:30 – 11:30 am

Black Women's Voices 

Join a virtual panel discussion that will honor the voices of Black women.  Guest speakers will discuss their educational journeys, thoughts on equity and diversity, as well as overcoming barriers to success.

Important: Pre-Registration Required.  Please visit the above link prior to the event.

Sponsored by Phoenix College NAACP - Black Student Union (BSU), in collaboration with the Social Justice Organization; and Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership. 


Tues, Feb. 22  |  11 am – 1 pm

Black History Month Luncheon

Celebrate Black heritage—and Black History Month—with a get-together honoring Phoenix College's African American students, and alumni.

Important: Pre-Registration Required.  Please visit the above link prior to the event, regardless of whether you plan to attend in-person, or virtually.

Sponsored by Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership.


Fri, Mar. 4  |  11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A Conversation about
Diversity Programming

Join a distinguished speaker who'll discuss how labeling, stereotypes, and mental programming affect our decisions, and eventually, the course of our lives. 

Dr. O'Kenzoe Brian J. Selassie-Okpe possesses extensive government, and consultative experience.  For years, he's helped implement programs that foster equity, inclusion, diversity, and anti-racist values, across many types of organizations.  Hear the Fulbright Research Scholar's recommendations during a virtual session that's certain to engage you. 

Keep the spirit of Black History Month alive throughout the year, staring with this event.

Important: Pre-Registration Required.  Please visit the above link prior to the event.  Directions for attending will be provided at registration. 

Sponsored by Phoenix College Student Life & Leadership.