Events at SCC for Black History Month
A number of activities will be available for students and staff at Southeast Community College for Black History Month. Three speakers accessible via Zoom and a book club book discussion are some of the activities available to learn more about African-American history.
Friday, Feb. 4 at noon: Discuss the book “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.
* Friday, Feb. 11 at noon: Ishma Valenti of the Clyde Malone Center is the keynote speaker.
* Thursday, Feb. 24 at noon: Bill Hayes talks about the “Fight Against Slavery on the Great Plains: Nebraska’s Underground Railroad.”
* Monday, Feb. 28 at noon: Omaha author Theodore Wheeler talks about his book “Kings of Broken Things.”
Students and staff who take part in these activities will receive an hour of diversity credit for each activity. Pre-registration is encouraged @ https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NpcjoKh5MkqdrWtkibFxdZrdgP2mZQZFv5LCcWneaAFUMUk4MkNWQzVOSFZINkpYVFhVSUhJMEVKMi4u&qrcode=true
“This is a community rich in diversity and culture, and we break down barriers to further growth when we stop, listen and learn from each other,” said Nicole Trevena Flores, SCC’s Global Education Coordinator. “When we celebrate others, it builds a bridge to unite us.”
Black History Month goes back to 1915 in Chicago when Carter G. Woodson traveled from Washington, D.C., to participate in a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of emancipation sponsored by the state of Illinois. The month is also recognized by governments in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom.