You're Invited to JJC's Black History Month Events
Black History Month is a time to celebrate diversity, create awareness and honor Black culture in America. In February 2021, JJC will host several events open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Some events require registration. View our events below to register or join.
Do it For the Culture with the Black Student Union
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 3 to 4 p.m.
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 culture t-shirt or swag. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.
"Just Mercy" Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
One of Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson's first cases is that of Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to die for murder, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism in addition to legal and political maneuverings as he fights for McMillian's life. Join us for the movie screening followed by a discussion. Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Black Culture Open Mic Celebration
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participate in an open mic celebrating Black culture where YOU can share quotes, poems, song lyrics, famous speeches and important factoids of notable African Americans. Open to JJC students, staff, faculty and administrators. Sponsored by Project Achieve.
Where Do We Go From Here? (Black Perspective Series)
Thursday, Feb. 11, 1 to 2 p.m.
Let's have a discussion about the nature of the Black community and where it's headed in the upcoming years. The presidential elections are over. Now what? This presentation will address wealth, ownership and the rebranding of the Black community. Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Combating the Stigma of Mental Health with speaker Abraham Sculley
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2 to 3 p.m.
"Combating the Stigma of Mental Health" is designed to equip attendees with the tools and education necessary to engage in the conversation surrounding mental health and mental illness. Through vulnerability, Abraham Sculley shares his mental health story and addresses the stigma around mental health. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
Join this event below on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Victims No More
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn why YOUR perspective liberates you to discover your true career purpose and can propel you to SUCCESS! Hosted by Project Achieve.
EDU Africa Virtual Exchange
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Declared a World Heritage Site, the notorious Robben Island Prison is where Africa's political prisoners, including former President Nelson Mandela, were kept during the colonial and Apartheid years of South Africa. Lionel Davis, a former political prisoner, tells the story of his life in District 6 and how his antagonism toward white authority motivated his activism. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage in the conversation with Lionel. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Registration is required.
Panel of Excellence: Our Story!
Friday, Feb. 26, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Excellence is about developing confidence. Attend this event to hear stories from a panel of JJC African American faculty and staff. They will share their stories, setbacks, set ups and successes. Hosted by the Committee of African-American and Latino Concerns (CAALAC).
Join this event on Friday, Feb. 26.