February and March 2022

Tuesday, Feb. 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Bridge (Main Campus)
Approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease. Most are of African descent. There is no widely used cure for sickle cell disease. However, the Red Cross supports one of the most critical sickle cell treatments– blood transfusions. Join the fight against sickle cell by donating blood. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.   


Tuesday, Feb. 1: Gospel Choir Performance

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre (Main Campus)
Listen to cultural and inspirational gospel selections.
Sponsored by CMAS.

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Wednesday, Feb. 2: Step Into Your Greatness

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Center Bridge (Main Campus) & Virtual Event
Come step and line dance with the CMAS family!

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Thursday, Feb. 3: African Bazaar

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., C-Concourse (Main Campus)
CMAS will be hosting a vendor fair for minority-owned businesses.


Friday, Feb. 4: Dinner and a Movie

4 to 8 p.m., A-1061 (Main Campus) & Virtual Event
Join CMAS and OSA as they host a showing of "Black Panther," the story of the Marvel Comics' hero who strives to protect his country’s resources.

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Tuesday, Feb. 8: Black Perspective Series: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

1 to 2:30 p.m., A-1102 (Main Campus) & Virtual Event
The lecture discusses the importance of self-image while navigating through predominantly white institutions (PWIs). What does your mirror say about you? Sponsored by CMAS.

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Wednesday, Feb. 9: Black Student Union Presents: "Do it for the Culture"

2 to 3:30 p.m, Virtual Event
Come celebrate Black culture with BSU and join us for interactive games along with some positive self-reflection and affirmation! Come to the virtual event wearing your favorite Black Vulture t-shirt/swag!

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Tuesday, Feb. 15: DuSable Museum Field Trip

9 a.m. to Noon, Chicago
Join students and staff on a trip to the African American History Museum in Chicago. Sponsored by CMAS.


Wednesday, Feb. 16: Scholarships Workshop

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A-1061 & Virtual Event
Come and learn about scholarships available to African American students at JJC. Sponsored by CMAS and the Foundation.

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Wednesday, Feb. 23: Black Perspective Series: Family Values

1 to 2 p.m.
Learn about the traditional values of African-American communities pre and post slavery. Sponsored by CMAS.

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Friday, March 4: Black Panel of Excellence

Noon to 1:30 p.m., Center Bridge (Main Campus)
Excellence is about developing confidence and being a positive influencer regardless of the challenges one face. Attend this event to hear JJC African American faculty and staff share their stories, setbacks, set-ups and successes. Sponsored by CMAS.

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Wednesday, March 9: Black Alumni at Work Virtual Panel

3 to 4 p.m., Virtual Event
Career Services is proud to highlight the inspiring career paths of three Black/African American-identified panelists who are alumni of JJC. This webinar will be facilitated by the Director of Career Services, Lynette Correa-Velez, M.Ed. Email careers@jjc.edu to learn more.