Waubonnee Community College Hosts Black History Month Events

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Waubonee Community College in Sugar Grove will host events in February to celebrate Black History Month. All events are free and open to the public.

• “Black History Month: Virtual Launch” will begin Tuesday, February 1 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

• “Black History Month: The Lingering Impact of Implicit Bias” is a discussion on identifying, owning and managing bias. This session will be moderated by cultural equity expert Marc Perry, Executive Director of Community Action Inc., on Thursday, February 3 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

• “Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois” is a documentary film tracing the history of African-American and Latino students in higher education in Illinois. The screening and discussion takes place from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, February 7.

• “Black History Month: The History of Black Hair” will be a session to learn more about the evolution of black hair. In today’s society, black hair is a growing subject of

discussion. It takes place on Wednesday, February 9, from noon to 12:30 p.m.

• “Black Poets of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” will be moderated by Anthony Stanford, freelance writer and former Tribune Media columnist. Stanford is the 2014 recipient of Aurora’s Outstanding African-American Leadership Award, an Aurora Cultural Champion Award winner, and the city’s 2019 Deputy Poet Laureate. It will be a poetry evening on Tuesday February 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• “Black History Month Trivia” takes place on Monday, February 21 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

• “Introduction to African-American Genealogy” will explore the basics of genealogical research, ways in which descendants of free people and former slaves can trace their ancestors, and how the use of DNA paves the way for reparation of families torn apart by the system of slavery. It will take place on Wednesday February 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

• “Black History Month Virtual Roundtable: Black Experiences in Higher Education” will be an insightful panel discussion with Waubonse leaders as they discuss their experiences as students and educators on Monday February 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Visit waubonsee.edu/BlackHistoryMonth for more information and registration details.

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