Black History Month kicks off this weekend with jazz concert

LCC will celebrate Black History Month 2019 with more than a dozen events throughout the spring semester.
 
This year’s theme, “Black Migrations,” emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently new social realities. While inclusive of earlier centuries, this theme focuses especially on the 20th century through today.
 
African-Americans’ migrations during the early 20th century resulted in a more diverse and stratified interracial and intra-racial urban population 

Exploration of the century’s later decades brings attention to topics like the burgeoning African and Caribbean populations in the U.S., northern African-Americans’ return to the South, racial suburbanization, inner-city hyperghettoization, health and environment, civil rights and protest activism, electoral politics, mass incarceration, and dynamic cultural production.
 
LCC’s calendar of events kicks off with the annual Black History Month jazz concert and continues through April. Events include:

  • Jazz concert celebrating John Coltrane: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Dart Auditorium
  • Annual Community Health Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Gannon Highway
  • Black Business Expo: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Gannon Highway
  • Cornel West Presentation: 10:10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 14, on the third floor of the Library
  • Kisma Jordan recital: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Dart Auditorium
  • Malcolm X Symposium: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Michigan Room
  • Learning Circle Film Series Discussion of the movie “The Kalief Browder Story”: 12:10-2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 25, March 6 and 18, and April 3 and 17, in Gannon Building, Room 2214
  • Creating Poetry Creative Resistance: 2:10-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, and 10:10 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 21, in Gannon Building, Room 2214

All events are free. Visit internal.lcc.edu/bhm for more information on any of the events.