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Black History Month: Black History Month Celebration

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Black History Month Calendar of Campus Events

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2017 Black History Month Planning Committee Presents:

                BREAKING BARRIERS BEYOND BELIEF

                                                   Campus Events

Wednesday, February 1
COLLEGE HOUR: OPENING CEREMONY:    Join us in honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, enjoy African American dancer Cammie Nahyubi Griffin from the International World of Tour of the Broadway sensation STOMP. Enjoy African drumming led by Foothill College classified staff members Dokesha Meacham, Fountainetta Coleman and Andre Meggerson.
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201) Complimentary Refreshments

Thursday, February 16
ANNUAL NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN:     Join Foothill College Language Arts Instructor Scott Lankford and his students while they host a read-in focused on eco-justice themes in African American Literature..
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1 p.m. Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)  Complimentary Refreshments

Wednesday, February 22
COLLEGE HOUR: CULTURAL CELEBRATION 
Join us as we celebrate the last College Hour of Black History Month. Featuring music and complimentary refreshments. .
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1 p.m. Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)

Thursday, February 23 
FILM FESTIVAL I : 13TH
Join our Foothill College Umoja Scholars Program while they view "13th." The documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, and with a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling aray of activitis, politicians, historican and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay created a work of grand historical synthesis..
Time/Location: Noon - 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.    Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

ARTIST TALK: RON HERMAN
MESSENGERS OF PEACE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY RON HERMAN
Images for this exhibition were made in Senegal, where Foothill College Photography Professor Ron Herman researched religious diversity. Based at the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, Herman studied the Muridiyya and other Sufi Muslim sects. His images reveal a lesser-known side of Islam, and offer a counter narrative to the one-dimensional portrayl of Muslims that dominates mainstream western media. For more information log on to https://messengerspeace.wordpress.com
Time/Location: Artist Talk: 6 - 7 p.m., Room 1501, Opening Reception of the Photo Exhibit: 7 - 9 p.m., KCI Gallery

Wednesday, February 17
COLLEGE HOUR
: HIDDEN GEMS POP-UP GALLERY
An imaginative display introduces lesser-known African American pioneers. Complimentary lunch catered by Zeri's Ethiopian Restaurant.
Time/Location: 112-1 p.m.  - Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313) and Adjacent Patio

Thursday, February 23
RESOURCE FAIR: Historically Black Colleges/Universities Transfer Agreement & Foothill Student Services Information Fair.
Time/Location: 12-1 pm  - Caesar Chavez Plaza

Monday, February 27

THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Join our Foothill College Leadership Class while they tour The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Sign Up in the Student Activities Office, Campus Center, Room 2009.
Time/Location: 12:30 - 1 p.m.     Stanford University, Cypress Hall D, 466 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4146

 

Tuesday, February 28
FILM FESTIVAL II: TOUBA
"Touba" is the new feature documentary from director Chai Vasarhelyi (Youssou N-Dour: I Bring What I Love). With unprecedented access, Touba reveals a different face of Islam. The film chronicles the annual Grand Magaal prilgrimage of one mission Sufi Muslims to the holy Senegalese city of Touba.
Time/Location: 2-4 p.m.     Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)

2017 Black History Month Special Events

Black History Month 2017

Special Tour
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute


Date: Monday, February 27, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Location: Stanford University
Cypress Hall D, 466 Via Ortega, Stanford, California



Join our Foothill College Leadership Class while they tour The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Sign up in the Student Activities Office, Campus Center,  Room 2009.

Welcome to Black History Month

Foothill students, faculty and staff celebrate the cultural diversity of the campus community throughout the year with a series of heritage month events.   

Foothill College celebrates Black History Month during the month of February.  The theme for the 2017 Black History Month celebration is "Breaking Barriers Beyond Belief. The calendar of campus events for the 2017 Black History Month campus celebration is listed in the left column.  

For additional information on Foothill College heritage month celebrations contact the Student Activities Office at (650) 949-7282, visit the Foothill College Heritage and Health Series web page, or drop by the Campus Center Student Activities Office, Room 2009.