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Celebrate Black History Month at Maricopa Community College District events


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  • Dasi Danzig/ Maricopa Community Colleges

Black History Month Photo Montage Courtesy Of Maricopa Community College District Top Row From Left To Right: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Mae Jemison. Bottom Row From Left To Right: Nat King Cole, Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, George Washington Carver

In honor of Black History Month, the Maricopa County Community College District is celebrating with a series of events for students, faculty and staff across the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Maricopa County Community College District is committed to ensuring all members of the Maricopa community have the opportunity to engage with Black History Month in meaningful ways that provide rich experiences, opportunities for dialogue, and a time to reflect on the lives, contributions and legacies of African Americans.

Enjoy a month filled with cultural festivities, prestigious guest speakers, art exhibits and film. All events are free and open to the public. For a full list of events, please visit our website.

Celebrate Black History Month at Maricopa Community College District events Black-History-Month-HP
Black History Month photo montage courtesy of Maricopa Community College District Top Row from left to right: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Dr. Mae Jemison. Bottom row from left to right: Nat King Cole, Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, George Washington Carver

Documentary Film Screening of I Am Not Your Negro
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at 6 p.m.
At the Downtown Chandler Library

Join Chandler-Gilbert Community College for a special screening of the 2016 documentary. Afterwards, take part in a discussion with Chandler-Gilbert Community College Faculty Belinda Ramos following the screening. This event is presented in partnership with the Downtown
Chandler Library.


Black History 101 Mobile Museum
Featuring Professor Griff of Public Enemy
On Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Mesa Community College’s Navajo Room in the Student Union

This exhibit includes over 150 Black memorabilia items spanning from slavery to Hip Hop. The photographs, letters, magazines, and other ephemera reflect African-American contributions and achievements in the fields of science, sports, education, religion, politics, art, and entertainment.
For more information, contact luis.ellis@mesacc.edu.


Black History Open Mic Night
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at 6 p.m.
At Paradise Valley Community College’s KSC Student Union
Celebrate free speech with creative expression! Join PVCC for an open mic night where you can share inspirational speech, spoken word, poetry, singing/rapping, comedy, and more.


Guest Speaker Dr. Christine Darden
A Hidden Figure and NASA Aeronautical Engineer
On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
At Rio Salado Community College’s Rio Salado Conference Center

Join Rio Salado Community College for a tribute to acclaimed NASA engineer Dr. Christine Mann Darden and an engaging conversation about science, Black history, and how the power of innovation and determination can change the world. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. Reservations required. Register here.

For more information, please contact Dasi Danzig at 480-731-8208 or dasi.danzig@domail.maricopa.edu.

About Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten regionally-accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain – and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving more than 200,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs. MCCCD is ranked No. 19 on the 2018 Forbes list for Best Employers for Women.