Black History Month

February 04, 2020

Did you know? February 1–29
Plan to participate in month-long trivia questions that will be sent out to the college community to increase your knowledge of Black History and Culture. Thanks to Professors Jason Newman and Alex Peshkoff.


Support Our HBCUs
During the month of February we want to highlight our HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) by wearing HBCU t-shirts, hats and other college gear on Fridays throughout the month. Thanks to Latonya Williams and Teresa Aldredge.


Library Display
Stop by the library to see Black History Month resources showcased by our Librarians.


OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER OF THE COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Tuesday, February 4
11:00am | Recital Hall
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Melina Abdullah
Dr. Melina Abdullah, prominent black womanist-scholar activist and Professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles, will discuss the imperative of social justice, political participation, coalition building and cultivating a more inclusive egalitarian and participatory democracy.


AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED BUSINESS EXPO
Tuesday, February 11
9:00am | WIN 150
Join us as we highlight African American Owned Businesses (AAOBs)! The Business Expo kicks off with an interactive presentation from the dynamic Mikal Brown, owner of “BYB”, a Sacramento based business that specializes in consulting with and assisting other business owners build their brand and market their company with success. Attendees will also have the amazing opportunity to take part in the AAOB Business Expo, where businesses from the region will be onsite to highlight their company, provide information about their goods and services, network, inspire, and recruit! Refreshments will be provided and a dedicated networking session will take place following the Expo.


THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF BLACKNESS: BAYARD RUSTIN AND BLACKQUEER PRISON ABOLITIONISM
Tuesday, February 18
1:30-3:00pm | L 111
Join us as we center Blackqueer voices that are marginalized from the story of Black civil rights, revolutions, and revolts. Attendees will gain a very brief introduction into the lives of folks like Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde, and James Baldwin before we watch the film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.


RESTORING THE RIGHTS OF FORMERLY INCARCERATED CITIZENS
Wednesday, February 19
9:00–10:20am | Recital Hall
SPEAKER: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
FACILITATOR: Joel Powell, JD and Dean of Business & Computer Science


VIBRANT VOICES IN PERFORMANCE: POETRY, SPOKEN WORD, RAP
Wednesday, February 26
10:30am-12:00pm | CRC Quad
Come join some of the best voices Sacramento has to offer in poetry, spoken word and Rap. This event will include performers from the community and CRC students sharing the stage to deliver dynamic performances to the CRC community. Bring a poem or two for the open mic session to follow the main performances.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE - FILM SERIES:
13TH: EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF RACIAL INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES
Thursday, February 27
3:00pm | L 104
On behalf of the Social Responsibility Committee, Sandra Carter is going to show the documentary 13th: Exploring the History of Racial Inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with
African-Americans.


HONORS CELEBRATION
Thursday, February 27
6:30-8:30pm | Recital Hall
The Honors Program is an acknowledgment and celebration of the academic accomplishments of students of African descent at CRC with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. The purpose of this program is that the recognition gives sustenance and inspiration to students to persevere in achieving their educational and career goals.


If you plan on attending any of these Black History Month events, and require a sign language interpretor, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at 916.691.7303