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Black History Month at RCC

In a city so rich with history, there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Join RCC as we honor this remarkable month with film screenings, a vendor fair, panel discussions, and more.

Unless otherwise noted, please contact Elizabeth Clark at 857-701-1491 or eclark@rcc.mass.edu for more information.


Event Details

Event Description

Thurs. 2/1                             

Student Commons       


Panel: Can Black America Stay Strong under the Current Administration?

Discussion on how people of color can think beyond their emotions and consider in a calculated fashion what opportunities lay ahead within education, politics, and economics.     Guest speaker: Prof. Philip Brown

Mon. 2/5                      

Student Commons       


Table Event: Black History Trivia Game: Who wants to be enlightened!

Table game of Black History Trivia/ Black History Jeopardy

Students answer questions correctly they win a prize.

Tues. 2/6                        

Student Commons       


Table Event: NAACP

Information on the mission of the NAACP.  Their focus is on training and fine-tuning leadership skills and increased level of social and political activism.


Student Commons       


Movie: 12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup’s 12 Years a Slave recounts the author’s life story as a free black man from the North who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South.

Thurs. 2/8                     

Student Commons       


Open Mic: Rhapsody in Black

Open Mic will honor the many talented students of color with poetry, spoken word etc.

Mon. 2/12                    

Student Commons       


Table: American Heart Day

Information that affect African-Americans on Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes

Mon.2/12- Thurs.2/15    

Student Commons       


Table: Black History Month Market

Local vendors will be on campus promoting unique afro centric gifts, goods and services.

Interested in vending?  Contact Nancy Santos at nsantos@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1232.

Tues. 2/20                    

Student Commons       


Movie: Moonlight

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young African- American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Sun. 2/25                     

Reggie Lewis Center     


Interactive Workshop: Ailey Revelations Celebration Dance Workshop

Learn excerpts from this masterpiece from former Ailey company member Nasha Thomas, who will teach the movements of 3 of the most well know section from Revelations.

Tue. 2/27                      

Student Commons       


Panel: What Now for Immigrants and a Taste of the Black Diaspora

Discussion on Immigration Reform and food from the diaspora of people of color. Sample delicious variety of foods from African, Caribbean, North and South American.  Guest speaker:  Prof. Nunotte Zama