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Heritage & Health Series Program

Black History Month February 2020

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College Hour I — Opening Ceremony: Before We Were

Wednesday, February 5
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (2201)

Join artist Janetta Coleman to celebrate the historical contributions of African Americans and their struggles for freedom and equality, deepening our understanding of our nation's history.

Lecture Series I
The Black Experience—Students Perspectives Panel

Monday, February 10
Time:
11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Hear students of color from varying backgrounds discuss their observations and experiences in the world.

Lecture Series II
Reclaiming Our Vote Film Festival

Wednesday, February 12
Time:
11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA), weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election, during which Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues — all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. The film features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.

College Hour II — One Love Valentine's Fest

Wednesday, February 12
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (2201)

Join the ASFC Activities Board and the Black History Month planning committee for music and food. Health Services Psychological services Booth.

Lecture Series III
Racism: The Elephant in the Room, Featuring
Phavia Kujichagulia

Thursday, February 13
Time:
11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Join educator, activist, and artist Phavia Kujichagulia for an extraordinary lecture presentation on RACISM - The Elephant in the Room, as she reveals the historic socio-political origins and daily psycho-linguistic assaults of racism, while debunking the mythology of race. Phavia Kujichagulia is a former Professor of Ethnomusicology & African Civilizations at World College West and Stanford University’s Workshop on Political & Social Issues. In 2002, Sistah Kujichagulia was a member of the United States Delegation to the 2nd World Conference Against Racism (WCAR - Culture & Spirituality Committee) in the Caribbean country of Barbados.

College Hour III — Roots Ceremony For the Green Soul

Wednesday, February 19
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: The Village (4223)

Join us in the Village Center for an Open House with Umoja and Puente students.

Lecture Series IV
“My Journey as a Black Female Physician”
Featuring Kaishauna Guidry, M.D.

Thursday, February 20
Time:
10 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (2313)

Dr. Kaishauna Guidry is a hospice physician, who works for Companion Health Group in Riverside, California. She is determined to empower youth for improved diversity in the pipeline of medicine.

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Dr. Guidry attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School, then stayed local to attend UCLA. Go Bruins! She has been married to her husband, Javelin Guidry, for 22 years. They reside in Murrieta, California and have three children in college: Javelin K., Elisha, Kailah.

Dr. Guidry received her B.A. undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in Education Studies. She then taught elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District LAUSD.

Once these college sweethearts began their family, they settled in Long Beach, California with Dr. Guidry as a stay-at-home mom. After spending 14 years taking care of her children and community through church, youth sports organizations, PTA, etc., she decided to pursue medicine.

As an aptly termed “non-traditional student,” she attended Long Beach City College, where she tutored science courses. She also took post-baccalaureate coursework at Cerritos College, where she served on the Dean’s Advisory Board and as President of the PreMed Club. Once accepted into medical school, she and her family moved to Texas for her matriculation to Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Guidry subsequently matched into the Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Program. The family happily returned home to California for her training. Dr. Guidry is a strong healthcare advocate who is passionate about combating healthcare disparities across medicine and providing pre-med mentorship to aspiring physicians. Her hobbies include traveling, going to the beach, fine dining, and football—Go LA Rams!

STAND! Erika Huggins at De Anza College

Thursday, February 20
Time:
1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Conference Rooms A & B, De Anza College Campus Center

Join us for a talk by Ericka Huggins—educator, Black Panther Party member, former political prisoner, advocate and poet.

For 40 years Ericka has lectured in the United States, and internationally, on Restorative Justice practices and the role of spiritual practice in creating social change. Ericka travels to speak on campuses and in the community about the importance of inclusive grassroots movements.

For a listing of all BHM events at Foothill Collge in February, see More Information.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education Student Equity Initiative at De Anza College.


 

Lecture Series V
Future Careers Flipping the Script on
the High-Tech World of Work Featuring
Jack Aponte

Monday, February 24
Time:
10–11 a.m.
Location: The Village (4223)

Jack Aponte is a gender/queer Black Boricua living in Oakland, CA. He has worked at the intersection of tech and social justice since 2003. Their roles at Palante include Backdrop and Drupal site builder and developer, CiviCRM support person, project manager, and trainer on a wide range of topics from data management to digital security. Jack has been involved in activism and organizing for many years, working primarily within LGBTQ and people of color organizations and communities. They serve on the board of Aspiration and the Backdrop Project Management Committee. Jack is also a writer, leftist gadfly, and casual musician.

College Hour IV — Closing Ceremony & National African American Read-In Open Mic Cultural Celebration: Now We Are

Wednesday, February 26
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (2201)

Join readers from all backgrounds in celebration of literacy and Black History Month! Select an excerpt to read from a book, poem, or other literary work written by an African American author.

 
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