Black History Month 2006
Honoring the Sacrifice & Our Duty to Serve

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, February 1
Black History Month Official Opening Ceremony
Join us for the opening ceremony featuring the spoken word artistry and music of Rye, The Midnight Sun and the Steve Eldridge Trio. Learn about upcoming Black History Month events, and be inspired by the live entertainment.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Meet the Artists Reception to honor the Life & Legacy of Dr. Jean Thomas
Artists featured are those whom Dr. Jean Thomas brought to Foothill for Black History Month in past years.
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: KJ's Cafe, Room 3525
Free Admission

Monday, February 6
National African American Read-In
This annual event features the poet and musician, Avotcja, and members of Modupe, her spoken-word band. We invite you to select and be prepared to read from the work of your favorite African American poet or author. Co-sponsored by the National Council for Teachers of English, Foothill College Bookstore and Foothill Language Arts Division.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Tuesday, February 7
Black History Month Lecture Series Part I-Manu Ampin Presents the Nile Valley & Ancient African Civilization
The classical African civilizations of the Nile Valley represent the longest recorded history of advanced civilizations in the world. These Black civilizations produced some of the greatest achievements in world history in mathematics, astronomy, astrology, engineering, medicine and writing. Co-sponsored by Foothill Business & Social Sciences Division.
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Semans Library, Room 3523
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 8
Race Car Showcase: African Americans & Auto Racing
Clyde Flewellen and David Mills, professional race car owners and drivers, bring their cars to campus for a showcase, and to lead a discussion of opportunities, challenges and history of African Americans in the racing industry.
Time: Expo from 10 a.m.-noon; panel discussion from noon- 1p.m.
Location: Expo in Library Quad; discussion in Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Thursday, February 9
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Lecture & Demonstration
More than 1,800 Bay Area grade school students will see the show, get a campus tour and eat lunch on campus. For many of these students, this is their first performing arts experience.
Time: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Free Admission

Friday, February 10
Meet the Artists Reception to Honor of the Life & Legacy of Dr. Jean Thomas
Artists featured are those whom Jean Thomas brought to Foothill for Black History Month in past years.
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: KJ's Cafe, Room 3525
Free Admission

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Performance
This contemporary dance company with a repertoire of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works returns to Foothill for an evening of excellence and elegance. The 100 Voice Mass Choir from Emanuel Baptist Church of San Jose will accompany DBDT's rendition of the Spiritual Suite. A reception follows the performance in the Library Quad Event Tent.
Time: 8p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets are $15, students with OwlCard; $25, general. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360.

Tuesday, February 14
Black History Month Lecture Series Part II-Colored Museum Film & Panel Discussion

Mainstream Black theater has evolved since George C. Wolfe's 1979 production The Colored Museum, opened off-Broadway and deflated Black stereotypes in America. Three of the eleven original vignettes will be discussed and facilitated by Foothill College English Instructor Natalia Menendez, M.A., and Foothill College Psychology Instructor Harry Saterfield, Ph.D.
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 15
Am I Ready to Be My Brother's Keeper?

Being our brother's keeper implies that we are ready to operate within a cultural framework with relevant knowledge, resources, and skills to help the people. This session acknowledges the multiple identities we have, but deals primarily with the mental attitude, cultural priorities, and personal commitment necessary to be a brother's keeper. Presenters: Alonzo Jones, associate dean of Student Life, Arizona State University; Lasana Hotep, director for African American Men of ASU (AAMASU), Arizona State University.
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Semans Library, Room 3523
Free Admission

Thursday, February 16
The "N" Word: A Message of Madness

Take an interactive, challenging, and thorough look at the history of the "N" word using books and video footage. The session is rated "R" because we will speak, critique and listen to the "N" word in an attempt to feel its effects, understand its impact and answer some difficult and important questions: Where will we hear the word next? Why are many White people afraid to use the "N" word? What effect has rap music had on the word? Why does it seem to be acceptable for Blacks and not for Whites to say the "N" word? Why aren't more people upset and taking a stronger stand against rap music and/or the use of the "N" word? Presenter: Eddie Moore Jr., Ph.D.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18
8th Annual California Student Association of Community Colleges Black Caucus Leadership Conference
Students from across the California Community College system will learn leadership concepts to empower student leaders of African ancestry; discuss successful models/practices that build community outreach and involvement; and address advocacy and organizational development of Afro-centric organizations at the community college level. Contact: Foothill Student Activities & Affairs Dean Don Dorsey, (650) 949-7389.

Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20
Presidents' Holiday Observance; campus closed
In observance of the Presidents' Days holidays, Foothill College is closed Feb. 17-20. Weekday and weekend classes do not meet.

Tuesday, February 21
Black History Month Lecture Series Part III-Social & Personal Responsibility
In celebration of AIDS Awareness Week and Black Entertainment Television's (BET) 25th anniversary, Jeffrey I. Johnson will visit Foothill. He has brought his political and social activism to BET as the host and producer of The Cousin Jeff Chronicles, a series of mini-documentaries that tell the stories of Black and Latino communities. An AME minister, public speaker, and former vice president of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Johnson can be seen weekly on Rap City engaging and enlightening young viewers on important political and social issues. He also does segments on BET's 106 & Park and Access Granted. He will discuss social, personal and AIDS awareness along with issues pertaining to safe sex, peer pressure, alcohol and drugs. Co-sponsored by Health Services Office.
Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall, Room 1501
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 22
8th Annual African Achievers Awards
This event will recognize outstanding scholars, leaders and achievers of African descent from Foothill College. Foothill alumnus Marc Spears, noted sports columnist for the Denver Post, is the featured speaker. Special guests include African American students from area high schools. Co-sponsored by the Denver Post.
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Free Admission

Saturday, February 25
Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Concert
Continuing in the Black History Month tradition of celebrating culture, take a walk through history from Negro spirituals to Gospel melodies. A complimentary reception follows the performance in the Library Quad Event Tent.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets: $7, students with OwlCard; $10, general. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360.

Tuesday, February 28
Scholarships—A Wealth of Untapped Dollars
The power of education is the opportunity it gives you-opportunity that can change your life. Students of all ethnicities and backgrounds are invited to learn about scholarships to help finance their education at Foothill College.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Free Admission



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