Black History Month 2020

February 5, 2020

ARC is holding a variety of activities and events as part of Black History Month.

Together We Rise: ARC Black Students and Staff Mixer
Monday, February 3, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Student Center Community Rooms 1-3

Pan African Centered Practices for Wellness and Healing by Califa Consulting
Monday, February 10, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, Raef Hall 162
Join Priestess Victorious of Califa Consulting for an afternoon of Wholistic Healing Through Pan African Centered Practices. During this workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn the foundations of various Pan African practices and customs and how to integrate them into daily life.

College Hour: I, Too, Sing American
Thursday, February 13, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, Music/Theater Building Room 550 (Stage Two)
Fine & Applied Arts professor Sam Williams will sing and tap dance to patriotic songs as he dramatizes several poems written by Langston Hughes.

Milton Bowens: Celebrating Culture, Confronting Injustice, Promoting Truth
February 18 to March 12
The Kaneko Gallery hosts a show spotlighting artist Milton Bowens, featuring works from the collection of Warren Bonta. The opening reception is Wednesday, February 26 at 12noon.

ARC TEDxsj Sponsored by Umoja Sakhu Learning Community
Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, Student Center
Unlike the traditional TED talks which aim to enlighten and educate the listener on some aspect of science or technology, the purpose of the TEDxsj forum is to highlight the lived experiences of ARC students. With the college’s commitment to “uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee” the TEDsj forum is an opportunity for the campus to hear directly from our students about the challenges in their personal lives and in their academic pursuits. This forum is based on the premise that in order to adequately serve our students, we must know who they are. 

The Health and Wellness Center is spotlighting a variety of important health topics during February, including these online resources from the Centers for Disease and Control.

What is the African Diaspora? Presentation by Dr. Dante Barksdale
Wednesday, February 26, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, Raef Hall 162
This talk provides the ARC community with an opportunity to honor African American History month by learning about the African diaspora. Professor Barksdale will provide an overview of the African diaspora. His talk will also focus on specific regions where ARC students come from, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Jamaica. Participants will learn about the different groups that came to each of these regions and how these groups influenced the culture. The whole ARC community is encouraged to attend this event, and students are especially welcome.

ARC Theatre Production – North Star
Opens Friday, February 28

Black History Facts
On screens in the Student Center throughout February