Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Black History Month Events 2020

Henry Ford College Main Campus
Black History Month 2020

Henry Ford College hosts a variety of activities and programs throughout the month of February in recognition of Black History Month, beginning February 10. All programs and activities are free and open to the public. HFC's Office of Student Activities, African American Association and other groups invites you to attend these upcoming events.

Upcoming events on HFC’s main campus:

Workshop: West African Dance Workshop Sponsored by the African American Association

Monday, February 10, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, Rosenau Rooms, ASCC (Building L)

Learn West African dances to the sounds of live drumming. Feel free to bring a change of clothing Facilitator: Kahema Keita, Director of Omowale Cultural Society

Presentation: History of Hip Hop and Rap Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Monday, February 17, 12:05 pm, 1:05 pm or 2:05 pm, Rosenau Rooms, ASCC (Building L)

What started out as "party music" in the Bronx of New York City spread like wildfire throughout the entire U.S. in the late 1970s and early 80s. From deejays, dancers, MCs, graffiti artists, and beatboxers, Hip Hop music has not only changed "pop" music but it has also changed mainstream fashion, language, and culture in every part of modern society. Speaker: David “DJ” Lee

Workshop: Financial Management Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Athletics Department

Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Rosenau Rooms, ASCC (Building L)

Financial management is a life skill that everyone should learn. The workshop will cover how to save money, how to create a budget, credit card knowledge, student loan debt, and much more.
Speaker: Charles Hoff, Financial Education Counselor, DFCU Financial

Film Screening: Pride Sponsored by the African American Association

Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 pm, Student Center (Building M)

In 1970s Philadelphia, Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), who is driven by the love of competitive swimming, fixes up an abandoned pool building with the help of a janitor named Elston (Bernie Mac). But when city officials mark the place for demolition, he fights back by founding an all-black swim team. Facing racism, violence and a hostile city official, Jim struggles to prepare his novice swimmers for the state championships.

Concert: Ronald Jackson & Friends Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Wednesday, February 19, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Student Center (Building L)

Ronald Jackson & Friends will perform R & B popular songs, as well as top hits. Enjoy the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and more.

Presentation: Defusing Stereotypes: Live, Learn, and Work Better Sponsored by The Council of World Cultures

Thursday, February 20, 11:10 am-12:30 pm , K-14, Liberal Arts (Building K)

Learn the historical perspective of implicit and explicit biases, and how stereotypes seeped into the American culture. Attendees will also assess themselves to determine if they are exhibiting unjust behavior and learn how to manage their own biases as to not infringe on the rights of others, consciously or unconsciously. The speaker is Royce Kinniebrew, founder of The Kinniebrew Group, an educational consulting company. Kinniebrew is an author and educator, who has been providing cultural programming, sensitivity training and educational workshops for over two decades.

All events are free and open to the public. Parking is also free in multiple visitor lots on our campus. See for details on parking and building locations.

For further information about HFC’s Black History Month events, contact the Office of Student Activities at 313-845-9865.