College celebrates Black History Month with calendar of events
01.23.2015 | By Andrea Vasquez
San Jacinto College will celebrate Black History Month with an array of events at each of its campuses. This year’s events offer a range of entertainment and education from traditional African music and dance, panel discussions, lectures, guest speakers, film showings, and a talent show featuring performances from local acts and students. Below is a list of activities going on throughout February at each campus in commemoration of Black History Month.
- Feb. 4: Panel presentation- “Why Your Vote Counts?” Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965- 11:45 a.m., Library Grand Hall
- Feb. 11: Black History Month on the Big Screen- “Eyes On The Prize”- 11:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. viewings and discussions, Student Center Ballroom C-14
- Feb. 25: Celebrating A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture- 10:15 a.m., Library Grand Hall
- Feb. 5: Black History Month Kick-off Celebration- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., N-12 lobby
- Feb. 10: Community Leader Panel Discussion- 6:30 p.m., N-1.103
- Feb. 11: Bingo and Trivia- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., N-12 lobby
- Feb. 25: Media and the Misrepresentation of Blacks- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monument Room
- Feb. 4: “Reaching Back to Move Forward” guest speaker Jeffrey Boney and student lunch- 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., S-12.101 Kaleidoscope Room
- Feb. 11: Film showing- “Fruitvale Station”- 10:10 a.m., S-11 Student Center
- Feb. 17: Black History Cultural Celebration- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., S-11 Student Center Atrium
- Feb. 24: Cultural Extravaganza Talent Show- 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., S-11 Student Center Banquet Room
For more information, visit sanjac.edu/events.
Pictured above: The Bernard Woma Ensemble performs a series of African drum music and traditional dance at the Central Campus. Pictured left to right: Griffin Brady, Baba, Edward Green, and Jerome Balsab. Dancers included (left to right) Helen Derry, George Kuubett, and Ya Bekyore. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.