Black History Month 2017 Schedule
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2017 OPENING CELEBRATION
Thursday, Feb. 2
Feb. 2 to 28
Representative images that tell the story of Educational Achievement and Success in the Black Community
AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT ALLIANCE (AASA)
College of DuPage AASA will host three events during the month featuring:
Black History Scavenger Hunt, throughout the campus, Monday, Feb. 6
Demonstration of Peace: The Pan African Experience, Tuesday, Feb. 14
AASA Choir presentation, Monday, Feb. 20, noon to 1 p.m.
THE ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN READ-IN
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The African-American Read-In is a national literacy initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and sponsored on campus by the COD Library. For the last 28 years, more than a million readers from across the United States have gathered together to read the works of African-American authors during AARI celebrations held in February. The COD event will feature volunteer readers from across the campus community presenting their favorite selections from African-American books, essays and poetry collections, as well as brief biological sketches of the authors.
LIVING LEADERSHIP FILM
More Than A Month
Wednesday, Feb. 8, noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.
Should Black History Month be ended? That’s the question explored by African-American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to do just that. Both amusing and thought provoking, More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2017 EXPRESSIONS COMPETITION
Guided by a quote from a notable African-American, students are invited to submit an essay, a story, a piece of art or music, a poem, or any other form of expression. Top three submittals will be awarded cash prizes and their selections will be featured at the BHM closing ceremony.
FACULTY LEAD PANEL DISCUSSION
THE CRISIS IN BLACK EDUCATION
Monday, Feb. 13, 2 to 3 p.m.
GLOBAL FLICKS The Forgotten Kingdom
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Atang Mokoenya leaves the slums of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.
MOVIE NIGHT - FREE
Thursday, Feb. 16
MUSIC FRIDAYS @ NOON - FREE
Friday, Feb. 17
Faculty Spotlight – “Monk at 100” Tom Tallman and Friends explore music of Thelonious Monk
WDCB ENCORE FILM SERIES - FREE
Friday, Feb. 17
Screening of A Great Day in Harlem
BLACK STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY
Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Sponsored by Admissions and Outreach and Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
A TASTE OF HISTORY: HOSTED BY SODEXO
Thursday, Feb. 23
College of DuPage students, faculty and staff are invited to explore the cuisine of the Pan African culture and discover the inspirations behind the preparation of cuisine that have touched generations. Live music in the cafeteria will accompany the experience.
HARRIET TUBMAN: A HISTORICAL PORTRAYAL
Thursday, Feb . 23
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2017 CLOSING CEREMONY FEATURING
APOLLO LIVE AT COD
Monday, Feb. 27
COD students complete for prizes in song, dance, spoken word and creative expression.
Following the completion join us for a FREE reception in the MAC Lobby with great food, exhibits, memorabilia, artifacts and documents that celebrate the rich and diverse culture of blacks in America.
Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225E
David A. Swope Sr.
Manager, Student Diversity and Inclusion
FAX: (630) 942-2136
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.