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Release Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Black Male & QUEENS Focus Group meetings for the Winter 2023 semester

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/18/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 02/01/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 02/08/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 02/15/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 02/22/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 03/01/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 03/15/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 03/22/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 03/29/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 04/05/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 04/12/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 04/19/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wed, 04/26/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Rm. N-011 in the Campus Safety Building (Bldg. N) on the main campus
BMQFG graphic/logo

HFC’s Black Male and Quintessential Unique Essence of Ebony Necessary Sisters (QUEENS) Focus Group (BMQFG) will begin weekly meetings for the Winter 2023 semester Wednesday, Jan. 18, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Room N-011 in the basement of the Campus Safety Building (Bldg. N on the main campus).

The meetings, which will be held every Wednesday until April 26, will be in-person. Students can also attend meetings via Zoom

The BMQFG Winter 2023 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 18, 25
  • Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1, 15, 22, 29
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26

HFC sociology instructor Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell is the faculty advisor for BMQFG. Chardin Claybourne and Dr. Courtney Matthews are the co-faculty advisors. The group's purpose is to challenge and change the accepted narrative regarding Black academic success. The group provides an atmosphere in which students are comfortable, and through strength, can learn to deal with discomfiture. The group exposes them to opportunities within and outside HFC to help them grow academically and professionally.

In addition to its regular meetings, BMQFG also has three special events scheduled for the semester, including:

"The Black Male and QUEENS Focus Group is here to provide a safe space for student engagement and to offer support for all student questions and concerns,” said Claybourne. “We are excited to begin this semester's meetings."

All HFC students are welcome and invited to attend BMQFG meetings.

For questions or more information, contact any of the following: