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Black History Month 2018 at Learning Resources, Hialeah Campus: MDC Hialeah Events

#AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth or #BlackHistoryMonth honors the vast and varied accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history.



MDC Black History Display: Lyric Expression: Exploring Black Culture through Music  

Library Display will feature notable African American artist and their albums highlighting the connection to literature & films within the themes of feminism, racism, & sexuality. Literature collection will feature authors & filmmakers Terry McMllian, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, Bell Hooks, Ta-Nehishi Coates, Raoul Peck, Vershawn Ashanti Young, and many more.

Curated by Hialeah Learning Resources

Ongoing throughout February

Library, Room 1400

Campus Book Drive

The Hialeah Campus will host a book drive for donations of children’s books featuring African American characters. The book donations will go to the Pre School at Exploration Station, Miami Dade College, North Campus, where student leaders will read to the children.

Hosted by April Gaddis & Janey Richards

Ongoing throughout February

Drop boxes located in Student Life Lobby & Library, Room 1400

Kick-Off Event – Soul Fest

A celebration of black culture featuring MDC’s Jubilation African Dance Ensemble and various vendors.

Hosted by the Black History Committee

Wednesday, February 7, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Campus Grounds

Storytelling throughout the Diaspora

Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. The Storytelling extravaganza will entail performances from one of South Florida's most talented storyteller from the African Diaspora.

Hosted by Janey Richards

Thursday, February 8, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Room: 5101-A

PBS Documentary

Participants will have the opportunity to view two short video biographies of two civil right movement representatives. Participants will be encouraged to consider the difference in approach to the American civil right movement.

Hosted by Professor’s Mercedes Mont & Angelo Bribiesca

Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Room: 5101-A

The Hate U Give: Panel Book Discussion

Hialeah Student Organization Book Club Cover to Screen will lead a book discussion on The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil.

Hosted by April Gaddis

Thursday, February 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Room: 5101- A