HFCC, UM-Dearborn to Host Black History Month Events

Events—including performances, discussions and film screenings—kick off this week at the Dearborn colleges.

Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn will be celebrating Black History Month with events throughout the month of February.

Here's a look at the lineup of performances and educational opportunities.

Henry Ford Community College

Black History Kick-Off: The Omowale African Drum and Dance Theatre performs traditional music and dance numbers from Africa and the African Diaspora on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Student & Culinary Arts Center on the main campus.

Business Forum – The Spirit of the Entrepreneurs: This forum focuses on networking with business owners in the Detroit region on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center. There will also be a panel of entrepreneurs speaking on challenges and accomplishments they faced in their careers.

“America Beyond the Color Line: The Black Belt”: This documentary film on the Civil Rights Movement and racial integration will air Monday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the ASCC Berry Amphitheater. It’s narrated by literary scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Eighth Annual Student Symposium: The symposium, “College 101: Navigating the College Experience,” which promotes the importance of a college education and supports HFCC students as they pursue their academic studies, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the ASCC Rosenau Conference Rooms.

Additionally, throughout Black History Month, posters depicting key events in Black History will be on display in the Student & Culinary Arts Center.

The college campus is located at 5101 Evergreen Road in Dearborn.

For further information about the Black History Month events at HFCC, please contact (313) 845-9865.

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Ambassador Attallah Shabazz: The eldest daughter of Malcolm X will host a discussion on "The Importance of Heritage and Inclusion." The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Fairlane Center North Campus, Michigan Room, at 19000 Hubbard Drive. The event is free

"Amandla: Revolution in Four-Part Harmony": The African and African American Studies Program will host a screening of the South African documentary on apartheid in room 1030 of the CASL building. The free screening will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Marion Hayden and In the Tradition: Music of the African American Freedom Movement!: A free concert at Kochoff Hall in the University Center with jazz bassist and composer Marion Hayden. Held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

2013 Black Men in Unions Institute: All workers, union members and workplace leaders are invited to attend this four-day program, held Feb. 21-24 at Fairlane Center North. Discussions will center on "new ideas, strategies, and skills to meet the needs and challenges facing workers in our ever-changing workplaces."

"The Making of Black Detroit in the Age of Henry Ford": Come hear Beth Tompkins Bates, professor Emerita at Wayne State University, discuss her most recent book. Held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7:30-9 p.m. in Quad E of Fairlane Center North.

Head to umd.umich.edu for more information.

UM-Dearborn is located at 4901 Evergreen Road in Dearborn.


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