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Black History Month Calendar

Now-Feb. 29 The Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society artifact display is in the Jenkins Garrett Library on South Campus. For more information, contact Mishuna MacDonald at 817-515-4803.

Now-Feb. 29 A Black History Month book display and an African-American art display are on view in the TR Campus library.

Now-Feb. 29 A gallery of TR African-American employees is displayed in the World Lounge.

Feb. 16 Willy T. Ribbs, the first black race car driver to participate in the Indianapolis 500, will share his story 10-11 a.m. in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus and 1:15-2:15 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus.

Feb. 16 TR African-American Student Organization will host a music/food event in the Riverfront Café in honor of Black History Month. Soul food will be served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. as the hotline entrée.

Feb. 16 African-American Heritage Month Read-In will take place 12:30-2 p.m. in the Jenkins Garrett Library/Drake Study Café on South Campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to listen to or participate in open readings of literary works relating to African-American culture. For more information, contact Mishuna MacDonald at 817-515-4803. Feb. 16 Overcoming Obstacles will be presented by guest speaker Jonathan Adams 12:30-2 p.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. For more information, contact Mishuna MacDonald at 817-515-4803.

Feb. 21 The NE English department and student activities will sponsor an African-American Read-In 12:30-2 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Students are invited to read historical or original works relating to freedom. Students can RSVP by signing up in the writing lab or by visiting http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

Feb. 23 A Sickle Cell and Marrow Donor Recruitment will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU Foyer on South Campus. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to participate. Attendees will be offered information and shown a video of a recipient who was saved by a marrow donor transplant.

Feb. 23 NE history instructor Tramaine Anderson will present We Are Not Afraid: 1960s Youth Activism Within the Local and National Freedom Struggle 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Anderson will present a local view of the civil rights movement in Texas along with a national perspective. Her mother, Patricia Ann Thomas, and uncle, the Rev. Curtis Anderson, will sing songs from the 1960s movement. Contact student services at 817-515-6234 for more information. Individuals may RSVP at http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

Feb. 23 Elzie Odom, Arlington’s first black mayor, will discuss and sign copies of his memoir, Counting My Blessings, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus.

Feb. 23 Quilter, painter and dollmaker Sybil Reddick will display her works in Our Grandmother’s Hands: The Folk Art of African-American Artists 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room on NE with a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Reddick learned her skills from her mother and grandmother and began making quilts in 1979. One of her quilts that once hung in the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Ala., will be displayed in the library. Her dolls and paintings will be on display along with her quilts. Visit http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com to RSVP.

Feb. 23 Overcoming Challenges with Creativity by government instructor Carlos Rovelo 1-2:30 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus. Rovelo will discuss one’s coming of age. The event is open to students, faculty and staff.

Feb. 23 The Great Debaters, featuring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker, will be shown at 7 p.m in the Energy Auditorium (TRTR 4008) on TR Campus. Based on a true story from 1935, the action follows a teacher at Wylie College in east Texas as he leads his students to a debate with Harvard University students.

Feb. 24 SE Campus will host In Pursuit of Excellence Mentoring Summit 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Keith Garvin will share his success story from college student to local CBS 11 and TXA 21 news anchorman. An awards ceremony luncheon will celebrate the successes of TCC’s Village Mentoring Program and TR Campus’ African-American Male Mentoring Program. Students also can participate in panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Feb. 28 Sickle Cell Awareness will be presented by Tan Gardner, educator for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County, 10-11 a.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. A question-and-answer session will take place after the presentation.

Feb. 29 The HBCU Transfer Fair will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SSTU Cafeteria on South Campus. Students can explore transfer opportunities with representatives from historically black colleges and universities. Toby Daughtery and divisional dean Altheria Gaston will speak.

Feb. 29 A faculty panel will discuss Change 12:30-2 p.m. in the SSTU Cafeteria on South Campus.

Feb. 29 African-American Empowerment seminar will be presented by the Rev. R.S. Emerson from Rising Star Baptist Church in Fort Worth 7-9 p.m. in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus.

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