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MMC Celebrates Black History Month

January 30, 2019
  • MMC Celebrates Black History Month
The College proudly recognizes the contributions of the Black community to the United States during Black History Month, celebrated during the month of February each year.

Join us for a wide variety of activities and events in celebration of Black History Month this February:


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
OPENING MIXER
Commons West from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Members of the Student Activities Advisory Board welcome the Marymount Manhattan community to their opening mixer in honor of Black History Month, with special guest speaker Carl Lipscombe, a Bronx-born human rights defender and Deputy Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
ANNUAL DRAG SHOW
Commons from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Campus Activities Board presents MMC’s Third Annual Drag Show!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019
STORYTELLING ACROSS INTERSECTIONALITY
Regina Peruggi Room from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
What does Black mean to you? The oral tradition of storytelling makes it possible for a culture to pass knowledge, history, and experiences. Come join and listen to featured tellers share their story. 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS SCREENING
Regina Peruggi Room from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Along with Science Society, Forty Percent, and BLSA, we will be screening The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks followed by a discussion on bioethics.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
MENTAL HEALTH AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY
Regina Peruggi Room from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Discussion led by Dr. Neda Hajizadeh, Director of Counseling and Wellness Center, and guests on mental health and the Black community.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
OVERCOMING RACIAL BIASES IN THE HUNT FOR A JOB
Regina Peruggi Room from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Office of Career Services will be facilitating a workshop on overcoming racial biases while on the hunt for a job.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019
COILS AND CURLS
Regina Peruggi Room from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Open forum led by Zakkiyya Taylor, Assistant Director of Student and Community Engagement, on natural hair followed by a natural hair product swap.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019
THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: A CULTURAL SHOWCASE
The Great Hall from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A holistic view of the Black experience through art.

For more information, contact activities@mmm.edu