Celebrate Black History Month at MMC
February 1 marks the start of Black History Month.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson is known as the father of Black History, as he started this preservation of legacy with the first Negro History Week in 1926. From there, numerous grassroots movements amplified its importance to grow the week into Black History Month in 1976.
MMC’s 2022 Black History Month Theme is Black Futures. Black Futures challenges us to rekindle the spirit of radical Black imagination. The same spirit that so many of our great Black thinkers, artists, and activists who came before us have practiced, and used in their fight towards helping to build a world in which Black people do not simply survive but thrive in living their unapologetically Black lives.
In building upon this theme, several events have been scheduled by MMC’s Intercultural Center to celebrate and pay tribute to Black history, culture, and experiences. The events during this month are co-sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Activities, Campus Activities Board, Black and LatinX Student Association, the Student Government Association, Counseling and Wellness Center, and The Throne.
All programs and events are open to the entire campus community.
To learn more about them and RSVP, please visit the links below:
Tuesday, February 1: Why Black Futures? An overview of Black History Month 2022 at MMC
Wednesday, February 2: A Night with Dr. Ibram Kendi
Tuesday, February 8: Leaders of the New School Panel (co-sponsored by SGA)
Week of February 9 to February 16: BLSA: Hair Week
Friday, February 11: MJ: The Musical (sponsored by SDA)
Thursday, February 17: In Good Taste: A Celebration of Black Food and Culture
Friday, February 18: Annual Drag Show: Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice! hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Wednesday, February 23: A Master Class with Ryan Jamaal Swain
Friday, February 25: Black History Month Showcase: Black People Exist in the Future
Monday, February 28: Securing Black Futures by Prioritizing Mental Health (co-sponsored by the Counseling and Wellness Center)