STCC announces Black History Month events
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a series of events on campus.
Open to the public, the events are free except for the Soul Food & Jazz Luncheon, which costs $5 for the general public and $2 for STCC students.
- Cecelia A. Gross Memorial Flag Raising, Feb. 3, Garvey Hall Circle: Campus police in the morning will raise the African American History Flag in honor of former STCC Professor Cecelia A. Gross, who taught African American history at the college and was the creator of Black History Month programming at STCC.
- Fallacies: Black Identity Extremist = Black Identity Enthusiast, Feb. 3-29, Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery: Kiayani Douglas has spent the last three years developing an interdisciplinary body of work called Black Identity Enthusiast. B.I.E. is a body of work geared toward curating conversations rooted in race history and privilege. She creates workshops where students of all disciplines can learn about American Black History, while making connections to math, science, history and literature. A series of student workshops and art faculty will be held throughout the month.
- Art Exhibit Opening & Artist Reception, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Amy H. Carberry Art Gallery: Artist-in-residence Kiayani Douglas will appear for an evening celebration and reception. Refreshments will be served.
- Wearable Art Workshop with Kiayani Douglas, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Amy H. Carberry Art Gallery: Wearable Art Workshop with Kiayani Douglas. Free and open to the public.
- Black History Month Information Table, Feb. 19, Student Learning Commons, Forum: Learn about the important contributions African American scientists and engineers have made to their fields and black history in Springfield. There will also be free giveaways and light refreshments.
- 15th Annual Soul Food & Jazz Luncheon, Feb. 19, noon, Scibelli Hall Gymnasium: This popular event features food and music by Rohn Lawrence & Friends to benefit the Myra D. Smith Scholarship fund. Tickets cost $5 or $2 for STCC students with ID.
- “Make it Count!” Voter Registration event, Feb. 26, 12:15 p.m., Student Learning Commons, Forum: This fun, informational event will have on-site voter registration, music and information on how you can make your vote count.
- Artist Talk & Closing Reception, Feb. 27, 10 a.m., Student Learning Commons, Forum: Come out and listen to artist-in-residence Kiayani Douglas as she discusses her exhibit “Fallacies of a Black Enthusiast.” Refreshments will be served.
- Movies That Matter Series, Student Learning Commons, Forum, 12:15 p.m.: “Harriet,” Feb. 10; “The Hate You Give,” Feb. 14; “I Am Not Your Negro,” Feb. 21; “Tell Them We Are Rising,” Feb. 24; “Just Mercy,” Feb. 28.
Interested in applying to STCC? Visit stcc.edu/apply or call Admissions at (413) 755-3333.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, liberal arts, and STEM fields continue to provide the most affordable options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of about 7,000 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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Jim Danko, email@example.com, (413) 755-4812