HFC Celebrates Black History Month

Friday, January 27, 2017
HFC Celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February with events, special talks and more!

HFC is proud to announce the Black History Month celebration with a line-up of activities and special events! This impressive celebration is co-sponsored by the African American Association, Diversity Club and the Office of Student Activities.

“February is the month in which we discover, celebrate and honor the history and achievements of African Americans. It is a time for reflection, sharing and learning. We at the College are proud to participate in Black History Month,” said Cassandra Fluker, HFC Student Activities officer.

The following events are FREE and open to the public. Come out and enjoy these activities, which take place on the HFC main campus throughout February!

2017 Black History Month Programs

Lecture: What’s Next for People of Color? Thursday, February 2, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Liberal Arts, K-14. Speaker: Mr. Dawud Walid, Executive Director of Council on American/Islamic Relations. A discussion of current events taking place nationally and internationally such as immigration reform, the state of refugees, and the economy.

Lecture: Activism in the New Era: Tuesday, February 7, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 pm, Berry, ASCC (L). Speaker: Vu, New Era of Detroit. This presentation focuses on the importance of education and community involvement. It will look at various definitions of education and how change is impacted.

Lecture: The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X: Wednesday, February 8, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Liberal Arts, K-14. Speaker: Mr. Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, The Pan-African News Wire and Human Rights Activist.

Lecture: The Past and Present: Millennials and the Movement: Wednesday, February 15, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rosenau, Building L. Speaker: Reverend Charles Williams. A comparison of activism methods regarding civil and human rights.

True Black History Museum: Tuesday, February 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Presentation at 11:30 a.m., ASCC, Atrium Building L. A collection of more than 1,000 authentic artifacts, which includes original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, former President Barack Obama and many other prominent African-Americans.

Twelfth Annual Student Symposium: Attitude, Achievement and Academic Success: Wednesday, February 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., ASCC Rosenau, Building L. This symposium provides HFC and area high school students with the tools and information needed to be successful in achieving educational goals.

Business Forum: A panel discussion of entrepreneurs and the steps to starting a business Tuesday, February 28, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Rosenau, Building L.

We hope everyone will attend this celebration. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 313-845-9865.