Black History Month

The Office of Community Outreach will be coordinating a series of month-long events celebrating Black History Month in 2018. For more information, contact Trynette Lottie-Harps at (231) 777-0559.

“Agents of Change”
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Stevenson Center Room 1100

The documentary, “Agents of Change” will be shown followed by a discussion. “Agents of Change links the past to the present and the present to the past–making it not just a movie but a movement.”

“An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
1-3 p.m.
Stevenson Center Room 1100

Watch a video of the inspirational Oct. 5, 2017 performance “An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the Frauenthal Center, where Rev. Stephon Ferguson captivated the audience by breathing life into the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The night included great singing, distinguished speakers from the community and sermons and speeches of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
6-8 p.m.
Overbrook Theater

Watch a video of the inspirational Oct. 5, 2017 performance “An Evening with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the Fraunethal Center, where Rev. Stephon Ferguson captivated the audience by breathing life into the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The night included great singing, distinguished speakers from the community and sermons and speeches of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

National African American Read-In Chain
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Blue and Gold Room

Muskegon Community College will participate in the NCTE-sponsored National African American Read-In Chain during Black History Month.  The theme this year is “It is important FOR ALL OF US to see ourselves in books.”

The format for the Read-In is simple:  interested colleagues, students, and co-workers come together to read aloud from a piece of African American literature which you find moving.  Short pieces or brief excerpts from longer works are optimal, preferably with a reading time of between a minute or two and not longer than five minutes.   Fiction, poetry, song lyrics and expository writing (all genres) are welcome.

When the Black Caucus of the NCTE first began the Read-In in 1990, it was featured as a political act, and that intent continues.  We gather to raise our voices aloud, promoting literacy, sharing stories that were historically overlooked, and celebrating the beauty of this body of work.  After the Read-In, a report will be submitted to the Caucus with the College’s numbers; we will be counted among the more than 6-million readers who have participated since the inaugural event some 25 years ago.

Please announce the Read-In to your students and reinforce its value through discussion.  If you can encourage their involvement and get a head count of possible participants, please inform Theresa Kanoza by Friday, February 16th. Contact her at theresa.kanoza@muskegoncc.edu with questions or suggestions.