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Black History Month dates and events.

Last updated on February 16, 2022

By Julio Gautreaux

February is Black History Month and there are many events that are coming up this month at Volunteer State Community College.  These events Include a series of programs and professional development sessions.

  • Black History Month: What Does Diversity Mean to You? – Feb. 15, from 10:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.

“Join our student discussion about diversity, what we know, what we don’t know, and why it is important to everyone.  Refreshments will be served.”

  • Student Government Association general body meeting – Feb. 15 at 11:15 a.m.
  • Black Student Association general body meeting – Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

“BSA is a diverse and inclusive club organization.  Our goal is to increase the awareness, unity, and well-being of all students, faculty, and community members about the various objectives/goals emphasizing students of color.”

  • Documentary: I am not your negro Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m.

“James Baldwin began a book called “Remember This House” but died before completing it. It intended to weave together the stories of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers into a tapestry of the black American experience”

“The significance on celebrating black history month is to learn from the past and to recognize people like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and many other black leaders that have made this country a better place for everyone.” said Vol State student Alleyia Ashley.

More information can be found in the schools’ event calendar or contact Jeff King @ jeff.king@volstate.edu

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