Black History Month events this week: Black History Trivia, Health Clinic

Text on black background: Celebrate Black History Month, February 2018
Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Black History Trivia
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the ASCC (Bldg. L). Students will test their knowledge of important people, events, and facts in black history in this trivia game show. Prizes will be awarded.

Heart Health Clinic
Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23, noon to 2:00 p.m., in the Student & Culinary Arts Center (Bldg. M). February is Heart Health Month. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It’s time to “Know Your Numbers.” The Office of Student Activities is hosting a Heart Health Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center & Culinary Arts Center (Bldg. M). The clinic will provide information about heart disease and how to prevent it, as well as provide some important health screenings. HFC student nurses will provide FREE blood pressure checks, BMI checks, and depression screenings.

Full list of Black History Month events taking place across HFC’s main campus:

Health Day @ the Library
Monday, Feb. 26, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Eshleman Library (Bldg. B). Dr. Cheryl D. Holloway, author of The Black Woman’s Breast Cancer Survival Guide: Understanding and Healing in the Face of a Nationwide Crisis, will speak about her personal experience as a cancer survivor and provide information and advice on beating breast cancer.

All events are free and open to the public. For further information about HFC’s Black History Month events, contact the Office of Student Activities at 313-845-9865.

Henry Ford College (HFC) proudly celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February with a lineup of free activities and special events. Previous events for Black History Month include:

Lecture: “The Intersection of African American History and Contemporary Culture and Political Encapsulation”
Thursday, Feb. 8, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Rosenau Board Room of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Bldg. L). Demetrius Ford, an attorney with doctorates in psychology and theology, will explore African American history and culture. He will examine the contemporary and socio-political forces and their impact on diversity, inclusion, and equality for all populations in the United States (U.S.).

Concert: Uprizin Steel Drum Band
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Student & Culinary Arts Center (Bldg. M). A Caribbean steel drum band will perform sets of jazz and contemporary music from the Caribbean Islands, as well as educate listeners on the origin of the music and the instruments.

Film: Hidden Figures
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the Student & Culinary Arts Center (Bldg. M). This 2016 historical drama is the story of three female African Americans (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe) who played a vital role in NASA during the infancy of the U.S. space program during the 1960s. Also starring Kevin Costner. This film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress (Spencer). Admission is free. Pizza, popcorn, and other refreshments will be served.