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Black History Month Events 2017

Lansing Community College is proud to present 2017 Black History Month. This year, LCC is participating in the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's (ASALH) national theme: "The Crisis in Black Education."

All events are free and open to the public, some events may require advanced registration. Please read below for additional information.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, January 18
TLC 3rd floor of the library

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day there will be a Learning Lab on how to read the historical document "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Written by Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. There are four session and they start 10 minutes past each hour.

Legendary Ladies of Jazz
Sunday, January 29
Dart Auditorium - 500 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing 48933

LCC kicks off its Black History Month events with a concert celebrating some of the legendary jazz vocalists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holliday. Singer Ramona Collins joins the Faculty Jazz Quartet: Dennis Therrian (piano), Jon Gewirtz (sax), Ed Fedewa (bass) and Mike Daniels (drums). The concert is free and great entertainment for the entire family. A "Meet the Artist" Q&A will immediately follow the performance.

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12th Annual Community Health Fair
Wednesday, February 1
Gannon Building 2nd floor

Annual Community Health Fair in Honor of Black History Month. This event is sponsored by the college's Black History month committee. Local organizations attend this event and offer free educational resources and demonstrations regarding health and wellness to our LCC and local community.

Introduction to Dr. Cornell West
Tuesday, February 7
TLC 3rd floor of the library

Join Professor Paul Jurczak as he facilitates a discussion about the philosophy of Dr. Cornell West

2nd Annual Black Business Expo
Wednesday, February 15
Gannon Building 2nd floor

The Black Business Expo at LCC showcases a variety of local black entrepreneurs. Stop by to learn more about these businesses!

Malcolm X Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 21
Arts & Science 111-112

More information coming soon.

Ida B Wells Presentation
Thursday, April 20
Gannon Building 244

Visiting scholar Sarah Silkey will be presenting a presentation and discussion on why the History of Black Lives Matters.

Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights activist, cultivated national and international support for her campaign against American lynching in the 1890s. Wells became an outspoken opponent of segregation, the convict lease system, and lynching-three powerful systems of oppression supported by popular cultural narratives of black inferiority and criminality.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, co-founded by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors, identifies poverty, mass incarceration, and state-sanctioned police violence-the modern incarnations of the systems of oppression Wells scrutinized-as key obstacles to black equality today. The violent backlash against BLM activists not only expose deep social and political divisions in American society but also reveal how few Americans understand the systemic historical forces and enduring racist narratives about black male criminality that influence these contemporary debates.

Lunch and Learn
Friday, April 21
TLC 3rd floor of the library

There will be a lunch and learn with visiting scholar Sarah Silkey.

Student Life and Leadership at Lansing Community College

Student Life Office
Gannon Building, Room 252.04
Phone: (517) 483-1285
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