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Heritage & Health Series Program

Black History Month February 2018 "History Made.  Life Portrayed."

Discussion of Sounds Vibration: Black History Month Processional

Tuesday, February 6
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (2201)

Join Foothill College Classified Staff members and special guest facilitator Janetta Coleman, for a drum experience in sound. Let us bring in the month on a musical high note!

College Hour: Opening Ceremony - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Dedication

Wednesday, February 7
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (2201)

Help us kick off February's National Black History Month by honoring the life, legacy and the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us for complimentary lunch, live musical entertainment, an “I Have A Dream” speech reenactment and our keynote speaker, the honorable Elihu M. Harris. Mr. Harris served as Mayor of Oakland for two terms. He was also a 12-year member of the California State Assembly, during which time he authored the historic 1981 legislation designating Dr. King's birthday a California state holiday. Mr. Harris received an MA in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and law degree from UC Davis. He also served as Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District from 2003 to 2010.

Lecture Series I: RACISM - The Elephant in the Room

Thursday, February 8
Time:
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Join educator, activist, and artist, Phavia Kujichagulia for an extraordinary lecture presentation on RACISM - The Elephant in the Room, as she reveals the historic socio-political origins and daily psycho-linguistic assaults of racism, while debunking the mythology of race. Phavia Kujichagulia is a former Professor of Ethnomusicology & African Civilizations at World College West and Stanford University’s Workshop on Political & Social Issues. In 2002, Sistah Kujichagulia was a member of the United States Delegation to the 2nd World Conference Against Racism (WCAR - Culture & Spirituality Committee) in the Caribbean country of Barbados.

Lecture Series II: Black Minds Matter Recap

Friday, February 9
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Last quarter, Foothill faculty, staff, administration, and students participated in the "Black Minds Matter" webinar series presented by Dr. Luke Wood of UC San Diego. Join Foothill faculty members Carolyn Holcroft and Sam White for a presentation on key take-aways from the series, including a look at how black masculinity and the criminalization of the black male can play an important role in the classroom.

Workshop: Gun Laws

Monday, February 12
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

In light of the past tragic events, this event aims to educate people how gun laws have changed since the recent shootings in this country.

Film Festival: I Am Not Your Negro

Monday, February 12
Time:
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

Lecture Series III: Umoja

Tuesday, February 13
Time:
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Between 1502 and 1866, 11.2 million Africans disembarked from slave ships in the New World during the Middle Passage. Of those 11.2 million people, only 450,000 came to the United States. The rest of the enslaved Africans who survived the journey were taken to the Caribbean, Latin America and South America."  Join us as we are led by College of San Mateo Ethnic Studies Professor and Chair, Dr. Frederick Gaines, through an exploration on the history of African and Latino Americans working and living side by side, and how we can continue that tradition at Foothill. The first portion will be the film screening, with a discussion to follow.

College Hour: Valentines Day Open Mic

Wednesday, February 14
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza

Celebrate Love during Valentine’s Day with games, prizes, refreshments and African drumming.

National African American Read-In

Tuesday, February 20
Time: 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

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. Along with this, Foothill College welcomes Avotcja & Modúpue. Avotcja is an award winning poet & multi-instrumentalist, and the Berkeley Poetry Festival has honored her with its Lifetime Achievement Award for the truly valuable creative and community work that she has accomplished.

College Hour: Know Your Rights Training

Wednesday, February 21
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)

African American Network (AAN) General Meeting

Thursday, February 22
Time:
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

This will be the first official general membership meeting of the African American Network (AAN) after being on hiatus since 2013. The AAN functions in an advocacy and support role for Foothill-De Anza Community College District faculty, staff, administration, and students of African descent. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

Tuesday, February 27
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza & Campus Center Dinning Room (2201)

Join Foothill College students, employees, and community while we welcome a special guest Janetta Coleman, for a follow up to this month’s processional drum experience.  Come learn how to let yo' beat flow and your stress go while being creative.

Sound Off: BeaT D Rhythm, Let Yo’ Heartbeat Speak

Wednesday, February 28
College Hour: Closing Ceremony
Time:
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dinning Room (2201)

MOLODI is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. MOLODI blends collegiate stepping, tap, gumboots, beatbox, poetry and hip hop dance with guerilla theatre and robust personalities that bring to life a high-energy, rhythmic experience.

House of Books’ Series Botswana & Lesotho, Southern Africa Pigment Prints, 2007

Month Long Exhibit
Location:
Hubert H. SemansLibrary

A month long exhibit featuring a series of photographs of students, teachers, and parents in primary schools in Botswana and Lesotho that observed the simultaneous focus on modern education as well as the importance of the preservation of cultural tradition for students and families.

Photographs by Lesley Louden
Campus Center Building

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