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2016 Black History Month Events

Lansing Community College is proud to present 2016 Black History Month. All events are free and open to the public, some events may require advanced registration. Please read below for additional information.

Lady Sings the Blues
Sunday, January 31
4 p.m.
Dart Auditorium
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A jazz celebration featuring singer Betty Joplin and the LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet, presented in collaboration with LCC Performing Arts and LCC Student Life.

Featuring Dennis Therrian (piano), Jon Gewirtz (saxophone), Ed Fedewa (bass), Mike Daniels (drums)

One Book #OneLCC Book Discussions
Tuesday, February 2 - Register
Wednesday, February 3 - Register
12:15 - 1 p.m.
The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (Room 252.04 Gannon Building)
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Eat and engage in a discussion focused on the connections between The Autobiography of Malcolm X and The True American by Anand Giridharadas. Lunch is provided with pre-registration and seating is limited.

11th Annual Community Health Fair
Wednesday, February 3
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gannon Building 3rd Floor
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Free Services Available: Health and Fitness testing, back alignment assessment, chair massages, blood pressure checks, free Poker Walk at 2 p.m., and more!

Black Film Festival
Featured Film - Spike Lee "School Daze"
Monday, February 8
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (252.04 Gannon Building)
Hosted by Black Student Union
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Join us for a special viewing of Spike Lee's School Daze exploring issues of racism, skin tone bias, and hair texture within the African-American community.

Current Conversations Series - "History and Memory"
Tuesday, February 9
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (252.04 Gannon Building)
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The City Council in New Orleans is asked to remove four Confederate monuments (including a huge column topped by a statue of Robert E. Lee). This is just the latest in a series of lively topics sparking discussion about how the U.S. should remember the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Jim Crow eras. Join us in a meaningful conversation about this current debate.

Black Business Expo
Wednesday, February 17
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Gannon Building 2nd Floor
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The inaugural Black Business Expo at LCC showcases a variety of local black entrepreneurs. Stop by to learn more about these businesses!

Difficult Dialogue Series "H-Hair"
Friday, February 19
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (Room 252.04 Gannon Building)
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Join us in a conversation about the complexities and stereotyping of Black Hair. Presented in collaboration with LCC Black Student Union and The Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

Malcolm X Celebration
Malcolm X: African and Caribbean Connections
Monday, February 22
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Gannon Building Room 244
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Join us for this great celebration with guest Leola Taylor, Rina Risper (Editor of New Citizen Press), and El Hajj Malik el Shabazz Dancers and Drummers.

Hosted by Dr. Willie Davis

Taste of History - Spoken Word Event
"Celebrating and Honoring Black Voices"
Thursday, February 25
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
TLC Building 3rd Floor Library
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Bring your voice to this event and share a reading, song, or poetry as we celebrate the many black voices that have contributed to history. If you are interested in participating in this event, contact Robin Moore at 517.483.9616 or

Underground Railroad Tour
Friday, February 26
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Join us in visiting this historical site in Detroit, Michigan as we examine the significance of active resistance to slavery and learn about our local history. Space is limited - Contact Student Life to register at 517.483.1285 or GB 252.04.

Where Spirit Rides
Wednesday, March 2
4:30 p.m.
LCC Black Box Theatre (Room 168 Gannon Building)
Followed by reception and discussion in The Centre for Engaged Inclusion (252.04 Gannon Building)
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A powerful and imaginative solo theatre performance created and performed by Lisa Biggs. Weaving historical speeches and modern interpretations with period song and dance, this show tells the haunting true story of two women in the 1800s - one living, one dead - who struggled to end slavery and won. Presented in collaboration with Black History Month and Women's History Month committees, and LCC Performing Arts.

*Mature content, reserved for audiences 18 years and older.


Student Life and Leadership at Lansing Community College

Student Life Office
Gannon Building, Room 252.04
Phone: (517) 483-1285
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