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Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, CCAC campuses and centers are hosting a variety of activities throughout February to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and recognize the central role of Blacks in U.S. history. All members of the CCAC community are invited to join in this celebration, which is designed to foster awareness and understanding of the lives of Black Americans both today and in generations past. The following events will take place at CCAC campuses and centers:

Allegheny Campus

All month: 

  • African American faculty from Allegheny Campus will be featured on posters across campus.    
  • Five facts about Black History will be posted on the interactive board in the Milton Hall Rotunda every Monday. Students can answer related questions each week on Allegheny Campus social media platforms for a chance to win a pair of tickets to cultural events. 
  • Feb. 24: Black Student Union Club will present “2020 Visions: 1 Mic Many Stories” from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium. This is an open mic community event featuring Black artists showcasing art, poetry and music and celebrating resilience. Donations will be accepted but not required.

Homewood-Brushton Center

  • Feb. 27: Movie & Luncheon—Join the HBC staff for a viewing of Spike Lee’s 1992 classic film, “Malcolm X,” from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A “soul food” lunch will be provided.

Boyce Campus

  • Feb. 1–28: Artwork featuring Black culture by a variety of artists will be on display in the main hallway of the South Wing, Level 5.
  • Feb. 5–15: A visual display, “The History of Black Superheroes,” will be featured in the main hallway near the front entrance.
  • Feb. 5: Local artist Marlon Gist will do live painting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the main hallway of the South Wing, Level 5.
  • Feb. 10: Cookies & Conversation – Adjunct Faculty member Caitlyn Hunter will present “Rescuing While Black—Superheroes, Empowerment & Representation.” She will also announce a writing contest: “Identify a Black Superhero in Your Life;” 1st and 2nd place winners will receive gift certificates to the bookstore.
  • Feb. 15–28: A visual display, “Superheroes in Real Life,” will feature posters in the main hallway near the front entrance.
  • Feb. 24: A documentary video, “Women of Steel,” will be presented by Caitlyn Hunter from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium Lobby, Level 4. A light lunch will be provided.
  • Feb. 27: Three-on-three basketball tournament for students, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the gym.

North Campus

All month: 

  • A visual display, “Black Superheroes,” will highlight black characters in mainstream comic books.
  • Feb. 4: Adjunct Faculty member Calvin Stemley will play the saxophone and talk about the history of jazz from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Atrium Stage.
  • Feb. 19: A Black History Lunch. Today’s lunch special by AVI Chef Daniel Andrasko: black-eyed peas, sweet potato casserole, Southern fried chicken, and peach cobbler (for a fee).

South Campus

  • Feb. 24: A Black History Month luncheon will feature a presentation by Deborah Starling Pollard, a local community educator and vocalist who has developed programming and has conducted performances that connect people of all ages to the music, history and experiences of African Americans. The luncheon is free to all students and will be held in G311 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

West Hills Center

  • Feb. 26: Black History Lunch, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.