Henry Ford College (HFC) proudly celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February with a line-up of free activities and special events.
HFC’s African American Association, the Diversity Club and the Office of Student Activities are co-sponsoring the College’s celebration and recognition of Black History Month.
“February is the time when we discover, celebrate and honor the history and achievements of African Americans. It is a time for reflection, sharing and learning. We at the College are proud to be active participants of Black History Month,” said HFC Student Activities Officer Cassandra Fluker.
The following events will take place across HFC’s main campus:
Lecture: “What’s Next for People of Color?” Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rm K-14 of the Reuther Liberal Arts Building (Building K). Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American/Islamic Relations, will discuss the current events taking place nationally and internationally, such as immigration reform, the state of refugees, as well as the economy.
- Lecture: “Activism in the New Era” Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Michael Berry Amphitheater in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L). This presentation focuses on the importance of education and community involvement. It will look at various definitions of education and how its changes are felt throughout the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan.
- Lecture: “The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X” Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rm K-14 of the Reuther Liberal Arts Building (Building K). Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the The Pan-African News Wire and human rights activist, will discuss the life and legacy of the renowned human rights activist who’s been called one of the greatest and one of the most influential African Americans in history.
- Lecture: “The Past and Present: Millennials and the Movement” Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rosenau Conference Rooms in the ASCC (Building L). Rev. Charles Williams of Detroit will compare and contrast activism methods in regards to civil rights and human rights.
- Black History Mobile Museum Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Presentation at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the ASCC (Building L). A collection of more than 1,000 authentic artifacts, which includes original documents from renowned historical figures such as Rosa Parks, Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, former President Barack Obama, as well as many other prominent African Americans, will be on display.
- 12th Annual Student Symposium: “Attitude, Achievement and Academic Success” Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Rosenau Conference Rooms in the ASCC (Building L). This symposium provides HFC students and area high school students with the tools and information needed to be successful in achieving their educational goals.
- Business Forum: A Panel Discussion of Entrepreneurs and the Steps to Starting a Business Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rosenau Conference Rooms in the ASCC (Building L). This forum will walk aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step in their efforts to going into business for themselves.
All events are free and open to the public. For further information about HFC’s Black History events, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 313-845-9865.
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