Black History Month Calendar

Now-Feb. 28 A gallery of TR Campus African-American employees is on display in the World Lounge. Included are the employees’ photos and testimonials on what the civil rights movement means to them. To learn more, call student development associate Dayon Harris at 817-515-1908.

Now-Feb. 28 In conjunction with the Feb. 26 Celebrating Strides event on SE Campus, the Celebrating Strides Student Exhibit, focused on African-American history, is available for viewing during normal school operating hours in Art Corridor I. For more information, contact Christopher Blay at 817-515-3406.

Now-Feb. 28 Portraits with descriptions of 25 prominent African-American women are on display in SE Campus’ Art Corridor III. The exhibit is on view during normal school operating hours. For more information, contact student activities at 817-515-3595.

Feb. 26 A film festival on the life and legacies of 1968 Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the TRTR Energy Auditorium on TR Campus. Smith, a 1968 200-meter gold medalist, will attend. For more information, call student development associate Dayon Harris at 817-515-1908.

Feb. 26 The achievements of African-Americans will be celebrated 6-9 p.m. in the SE Campus ballroom as part of Celebrating Strides. The talents of TCC students, faculty, staff and the local community including the SE Campus dance company, NW Campus dance company, SE Campus music department, SE Campus Harlem Renaissance and Fort Worth’s Pantaglieze Theatre will be showcased. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:45. Attendees can enjoy multiple vendor booths and food catered by Button’s Restaurant in Fort Worth. For more information, contact student activities at 817-595-3595.

Feb. 26 The Trimble Tech Bulldogs history team, a team of high school students, will present black history facts noon-2 p.m. in the SSTU Dining Hall on South Campus. Contemporary gospel artist Tremain will perform. For more information, call student development associate Axel Leos at 817-515-4187.

Feb. 27 Excerpts from The Abolitionists, a documentary about the men and women who campaigned for the abolishment of slavery in the United States, will be shown 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in ESED 1200 in the Judith J. Carrier Library on SE Campus. For more information, contact the library at 817-515-3081.

Feb. 27 Linda Jones will present Nappy-ism: I Am Not My Hair 12:30-2 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A) on NE Campus. Jones uses hairstyle as a device to enlighten others about cultural diversity and the realities of race. TCC Children’s Center will perform a tribute to American folk singer Ella Jenkins. For more information, contact the NE Campus student services office at 817-515-6644.

Feb. 27 A college fair featuring historically black colleges and universities will take place 6:30-8 p.m. in the SE Campus North Ballroom. Students can receive admission information, speak to recruiters and learn of the schools’ histories. The event is hosted by the Men of Color Mentoring program. For more information, contact SE academic advisor Terrell Shaw at 817-515-3382.

Feb. 28 A hair and fashion show will be held 12:30-2 p.m. in the SSTU Dining Hall on South Campus. Local designers and stylists will showcase their creations. The hands-on, interactive session will help students become more competitive in the job market. For more details, contact continuing education director Alisa Jones at 817-515-4598.