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AACC Celebrates Black History Month

Jan 16, 2012 10:31PM ● By Anonymous

Feb. 1-27 -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday Exhibit, Afro-Panamanian Artist Cynthia Farrell Johnson, in connection with the AACC celebration of Black History Month, curated by Wilfredo Valladares Lara, AACC assistant professor of visual arts; Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-2218 (artwork: “Sisters on the Move”)

Feb. 8 – Noon-1 p.m. Black History Month event, “The Essence of Black Love” presentation and group discussion built around the theme of intimate relationships within the African American community; Student Union Room 204, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; information: Nicole Williams 410-777-7085 or nrwilliams1@aacc.edu; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth

Feb. 9 – 11 a.m.-noon Black History Month event, Afro-Panamanian Artist Cynthia Farrell Johnson, a former U.S. Diplomat who is currently an artist-in-residence in a Washington, D.C. gallery, discusses inspiration behind her vibrant artworks in gouache and acrylic and her life in Panama; talk in Student Union Room 204 moves to Pascal Center for Performing Arts Gallery to view artworks, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free, 410-777-1955; www.cfjfinearts.com

Feb. 9 – Black History Month Cuisine Celebration, AACC Dining Services offers a selection of themed cuisine in its lunch menu, enjoy Afro-Panamanian cuisine as part of the college celebration of Black History Month; Student Union Dining Hall, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; fee; 410-777-2333; www.aacc.edu/diningservices

Feb. 11 – 10 a.m. Black History Month presentation, “Flying High with the Blue Angels: African-American Role Models in STEM Careers,” by Jim Jackson, AACC coordinator of minority recruitment, on the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels as role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, with a focus on Capt. Donnie L. Cochran, presentation appropriate for all ages especially high school students considering STEM careers; Student Union Room 102, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-2529; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth (Blue Angels photo available)

Feb. 15 -- Noon-1 p.m. Black History Month Trivia Teaser, test your knowledge of North American Black history and culture in preparation for the 2-3 p.m. Black History Month Trivia Bowl, four teams of four will compete on their knowledge of North American Black history and culture, vying for the title of Masters of African-American History at AACC; Student Union dining hall, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-2724; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth

Feb. 14, 21 and 28 – 2 p.m. African dance workshops, audience participation encouraged, attend one or all three workshops, each features dances from different parts of Africa or the African Dispora, dance leader is faculty member Erica Cornish, events sponsored by the AACC Black Student Union as part of the college celebration of February as Black History Month; Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 105, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-2305; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth

Feb. 16 – Black History Month Cuisine Celebration, AACC Dining Services offers a selection of themed cuisine in its lunch menu, enjoy traditional African American cuisine as part of the college celebration of Black History Month; Student Union dining hall, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; fee; 410-777-2333; www.aacc.edu/diningservices

Feb. 23 – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dance, “The ‘Other’ African-American: Afro-Panama Dance Workshop,” learn Afro-Panamanian dances from local performers, part of the college celebration of February as Black History Month; Student Union dining hall, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-1955; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth

Feb. 23 – 1:15-3 p.m. Presentation, “The Panama Canal: Its History and Culture,” learn about the construction of the Panama Canal and how it influenced Panama’s culture and history; part of the college celebration of February as Black History Month; Humanities Building Room 112; free; 410-777-1955 or twedison@aacc.edu; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth

Feb. 29 – 2 p.m. Performance, “Nothin’ but the Truth,” one-woman show of music, poetry and speech excerpts written by and for women performed by AACC student Terra Green in connection with the college celebrations of February as Black History Month and March as Women’s History Month; Humanities Building Room 112, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-1955 or twedison@aacc.edu; www.aacc.edu

March 1 – 6 p.m. Film clips and discussion “Dark Girl,” a Bill Duke documentary, and “Good Hair,” a Chris Rock documentary, are an accurate perception of the representation of skin color and hair texture and reaction to it in African American culture, discussion facilitator: Nicole Williams, Ph.D., AACC associate professor and coordinator of human services, event sponsored by the AACC Black Student Union to bridge the celebrations of Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March; Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 100, AACC Arnold campus. 101 College Parkway; free; 410-777-2305; www.aacc.edu/blackhistorymonth

Contacts: Debbie McDaniel-Shaughney, public relations manager
410-777-7259; dmshaughney@aacc.edu
Dan Baum, executive director, public relations and marketing
410-777-2011; dbbaum@aacc.edu