Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month: Building for Eternity

Location: 
Virtual - Zoom
Stylized Black History Month graphic

HFC celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February, hosting a variety of activities and programs that are free and open to the public.

Note: If you missed any of these events, videos are available at the Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group website.

Some events require registration. See details below.

February 3

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon, HFC sociology professor Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell will give the lecture, “The History of Black History Month: Challenging Misconceptions, Corrections/Reflections on Doing for Self!” This lecture is sponsored by the Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group (BMQFG).
Attend Dr. Harvell's Feb. 3 lecture


On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 3:00 p.m., Jarrod Benjamin, CEO and founder of LEAD Firm Speaks, will give a lecture called “A Cautious Look at Canceling Culture.” In this Cultural Awareness Program, Benjamin will examine the five privileges:

  • White privilege
  • Religious privilege
  • Gender privilege
  • Heterosexual privilege
  • Socio-economic privilege

Register for Jarrod Benjamin's lecture


February 10

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, at noon, HFC student Alanna Grace-Marie Schwartz will present the Kwanzaa Art Show. This art exhibit is sponsored by BMQFG.
Attend the art show


February 11

On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 3:00 p.m., Ashlee Haze, an accomplished poet/spoken word artist and the host of Haze’s Higher Learning Podcast, will give the lecture, “Balancing the Scales: An Honest Conversation on Social Justice and Race.”

In this lecture, Haze will explore the makings of identity and how historically marginalized identities can find their voices in a white/hetero-centered world. She will discuss “the p word” (privilege) and how we can work together to create a world where the scales are balanced.
Register for Ashlee Haze's lecture


February 17

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon, Dr. Harvell will present another lecture, “Space, Race & the Case of Black Wall Street: Importance of 2021 Interrogation.” This lecture is sponsored by BMQFG.
Attend Dr. Harvell's Feb. 17 lecture


February 23

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3:00 p.m., Jacqueline N. Tucker, the City of Alexandria (VA) Race and Social Equity Officer, will give a lecture, “Anti-Racism and Equity in Government Institutions and Beyond.”

Tucker will explore how government through law and policy have created and maintained inequities throughout the United States. An analytical framework for moving towards greater equity in government and other institutions.

This event is sponsored by the African American Association.
Register for Jacqueline Tucker's lecture


February 24

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, at noon, HFC student Dia Camara will give a lecture, “The Global Black Experience.” This lecture is sponsored by BMQFG.
Attend Dia Camara's lecture


February 25

On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3:00 p.m., professional speaker/author Odell A. Bizzell II will give a lecture, “What Would Dr. King & Malcolm X Teach in 2021?”

Bizzell will take the audience through the lives of Civil Rights icons Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, the lessons they taught while alive, and how those same lessons would apply to life today.
Register for Odell A. Bizzell II's lecture


For questions or more information about Black History Month at HFC, contact the Office of Student Activities at studentactivities@hfcc.edu.