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Heritage & Health Series Program

Celebrating Black History Month 2023


For a listing of all Foothill College events, see our events calendar.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Noon–1 p.m.
Dining Hall

Wednesday, Feb. 15

In Living Color Porch Talk with Umoja

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Appreciation Hall (1501)

Please join us for a fun and engaging time as we discuss black culture.

Thursday, Feb. 16

History of African Americans in Silicon Valley with Jan Adkins

Jan Adkins is an Author of African Americans of San Francisco, African Americans of Monterey County, and African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County plublished by Arcadia Publishing Company in the Images of America series. Currently she Lectures in the public and private sectors throughout the Bay Area.

11 a.m.–Noon
Toyon 2020

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Engineering, Design, and Community — a conversation with Brandon Middleton

Noon-1 p.m.
Toyon (2020)

Wednesday, Feb. 22

A Conversation with Professor Sam White: Unpacking Key Points in the History of the Black Panther Party

Noon-1 p.m.
Appreciation Hall (1501)

Thursday, Feb. 23

Black Greek Step Show

Noon-1 p.m.
Dining Hall
Note: This is a tentative event. Please check back before attending.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Masquerade Ball

6:30–9 p.m.
Dining Hall

Come dressed in your best formal attire and don't forget wear your Masquerade mask. Tickets available for purchase in the Welcome Center.

Monday, Feb. 27

Art History Talk: Fictions of Emancipation

1-2 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Foothill art history professor Cynthia Brannvall will give a talk on “Fictions of Emancipation,” currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. She'll discuss 19th century sculpture exploring themes of the portrayal of Black enslavement and emancipation; the commodification of images of Black figures; the role of sculpture in generating the sympathies of its audiences; and the relevance of this material culture in the postcolonial present. 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Black History Month Closing Ceremony

Noon-1 p.m.
Dining Hall

Join us for food, music and special guests. 

Campus Center Building

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Heritage Month Planning


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Heritage Month Archives

Past Black History Months