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Black History Month Calendar

Now-Feb. 29 SE Campus has a Black History Month exhibit in Art Corridor III during school hours.

Now-Feb. 29Now-Feb. 29 The NE Campus J. Ardis Bell Library will display Mosier Valley: A Historical Photography Exhibit during library business hours in its lobby. The area was the first free African-American community in Texas, established in the 1870s. For additional information, contact TCC archivist Tom Kellam at thomas.kellam@tccd.edu.Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
Now-Feb. 29
Now-Feb. 29
The NE Campus J. Ardis Bell Library will display Mosier Valley: A Historical Photography Exhibit during library business hours in its lobby. The area was the first free African-American community in Texas, established in the 1870s. For additional information, contact TCC archivist Tom Kellam at thomas.kellam@tccd.edu.
Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

Visitors can view portraits of 20 influential African-Americans that made a difference in the world. Call student activities at 817-515-3595 for more information.

Now-Feb. 29 The NE Campus J. Ardis Bell Library has a children’s book display showcasing the African-American experience in Texas during library business hours in its lobby. Material from the exhibit is available for viewing and checkout.

Now-March 3 Black Faces and White Walls: Paintings and Drawings by Rosie Lee will run in Art Corridor II. The display is available all day, and the closing reception will be noon-2 p.m. March 3. For more information, contact SE art instructor Christopher Blay at 817-515-3406 or christopher.blay@tccd.edu.

Feb. 10 South Campus’ Sigma Kappa Delta will hold an African-American Heritage Month Read-In noon-2 p.m. in the SLIB Drake Café. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an open mic event where they can read passages from their favorite African-American writers. TCU literature professor Stacie McCormick will speak and answer questions from the audience.

Feb. 10 TR presents The Willpower of Women: Celebrating Contributions of Black Women in African-American History. Students can prepare questions and listen to a panel discussion by local African-American female community leaders. Panelists include Sarah Walker and Brenda Sanders Wise from the Tarrant County Black Genealogical Society, community activist Opal Lee and Tarrant County Democratic Party chair Deborah Peoples. The session is noon-1:30 p.m. in the TREF Fulkerson Library.

Feb. 11 South Campus will host a talent show in the Dining Hall (SSTU 1114). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m.

Feb. 11–29 The African-American Heritage Month Photo Exhibit will be in WSTU 1303 on NW Campus during school hours. The display is set up by the Photography Interest Club for Seniors.

Feb. 15 South Campus will sponsor a soul food cooking demonstration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Living Room (SSTU 2105). Students can learn to make healthy soul food presented by the Blue Zone Project. Space is limited, so RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-food-cooking-demonstration-tickets-20925202845.

Feb. 16 A discussion of Freedom Riders, a documentary, will be 10-11:20 a.m. in the SE Campus Carrier Library (ESED 1200). SE government instructor Ruthann Geer will be the host. For more information, call the SE library at 817-515-3084.

Feb. 16 NE Campus will host an African-American Heritage Read-In 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The Read-In will include an “open mic” portion where students, faculty and staff can share a poem, excerpt or quote followed by a presentation.

Feb. 16 AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth will sponsor a presentation on stigma and HIV rates in young adults 11 a.m.-noon in the Texas Room (SSTU 2210) on South Campus. For more details, contact Curtis Smith at 817-515-4045.

Feb. 17 NE Campus will present Letters from a Birmingham Jail 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The presentation is based on the letter Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in 1963 in response to a public statement from eight white religious leaders. For more information, call 817-515-6537.

Feb. 18 South Campus is hosting guest speaker Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, 2–3 p.m. in the Forum Room (SSTU 2207).

Feb. 18-19 The South Campus theater program begins the year with Madame President? Compiled by students, the performance features vignettes focused on women’s rise to positions of power and the reaction of society around them. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are not required, but no one will be seated late. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $3 for other students and seniors and free for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Feb. 19 TR Campus will host a Historic Fort Worth Bus Tour 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Those interested should meet in the TR Rotunda. Two guided tours take place at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An RSVP is required at www.tccd.student-hub.com.

Feb. 21 The Arlington Public Library Southwest Branch will hold a film discussion over Freedom Summer 2-3 p.m. at 900 SE Green Oaks Blvd. The SE Jazz Combo will participate in the event.

Feb. 22 Congressman Marc Veasey will visit South Campus in the Dining Hall (SSTU 1114) 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Feb. 23 Black in Business with the Fort Worth Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce will be 10-11 a.m. in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus. Students can meet the Fort Worth Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s board president.

Feb. 17, 23 NE Campus will present an Excellence in Black Film Series at 1 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111) the 17th and in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) the 23rd.

Feb. 24 Understanding Black Leadership: An Overview of the Longstanding Debate over Nationalism versus Integration will be 10:40-11:35 a.m. in the SE Campus library. Jason E. Shelton, UTA sociology professor, will be the presenter. For more information, call the SE library at 817-515-3084. 

Feb. 24 I Am Black and …, a roundtable discussion featuring the perspectives of the African diaspora, will take place 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. in the Walsh Library on NW Campus. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Contact NW public service librarian Cassandra Mackie at 817-515-7725 for more information.

Feb. 24 NE Campus will host Food for the Soul: A Tribute to Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley at 12:30 p.m. in the Darlage Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). The luncheon will celebrate the late chancellor’s contributions to TCC from her start on NE Campus to her founding of the districtwide African-American Heritage event, Celebrating Strides. A soul food meal will be served, and reservations are required. Contact cara.walker@tccd.edu by Feb. 19 to RSVP.

Feb. 24 The districtwide African-American Heritage: Celebrating Strides will feature keynote speaker Keith Davis 5-8 p.m. in WSTU 1303/1305 on NW Campus. Complimentary T-shirts, entertainment and food will be available. Registration begins at 4 p.m. For more information, contact SE economics professor Bob McKizzie at 817-515-3583 or at robert.mckizzie@tccd.edu.

Feb. 25 South Campus is hosting Controversial Issues in Our Culture 2–4 p.m. in the Living Room (SSTU 2105). Students, faculty and staff can engage in a conversation addressing the controversial issues that surround the community.

Feb. 25 TR Campus will screen the film Selma in the TR Idea Store. Showtimes vary. For more information, call 817-515-1036.

Feb. 25 African-American Read In: African-Americans and the Arts will be 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. in the C.A. Roberson Theatre on SE Campus. All are welcome to hear readings in honor of African-American History Month. For more information, call the SE library reference desk at 817-515-3084.

Feb. 26 TR Campus will host the 29th Leadership eXperience Summit 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Action A (TRTR 4202). Kam S. Phillips, founder of Dream Outside the Box, will speak about imaginative careers. For more information, call 817-515-1036. Students can RSVP at www.tccd.student-hub.com.

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