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Black History Month at BHCC

BHCC celebrates black history month. Honoring our shared history. Imagining a space for justice. bhcc.edu/bhm

Honoring Our Shared History — Imagining a Space for Justice

Black History Month 2022 — February 1 to 28
Honoring Our Shared History – Imagining a Space for Justice

BHCC Library and Learning Commons

Explore the collections from the BHCC Library that honors and celebrates the achievements by African Americans and the important role of Blacks in U.S. history. See the expanded LibGuides: Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning.

LibGuides – Black History and African American History Leaders:

Kanopy Black History Month Collection: https://bhcc.kanopy.com/category/40898

Films on Demand Black History Month Collection:

Swank Digital Campus - Movie "Harriet": https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/bhcc335372/watch/C56B4EBDF566F255?referrer=direct

Search for eBooks and Books: https://bunkerhill.noblenet.org/eg/opac/home?locg=7

Access to all library materials is free for current BHCC students, faculty, and staff, but requires a BHCC Library barcode and password. Get a barcode and password by filling out the request form at https://bhcc.libwizard.com/f/offcampusaccess

BHCC Museum Partnerships related Current Exhibits

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Helina Metaferia: Generations
November 6, 2021 through April 4, 2022

New Light: Encounters and Connections
July 3, 2021 through August 22, 2022

The Banner Project: Lauren Halsey
May 5, 2021 through May 5, 2022

Black Power in Print – Beyond the Gallery

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance
February 10 through May 8, 2022


BHCC Celebrates Black History Month: Eduin Fraga Daily Stories--The Art of Resistance and Resilience

Tuesday, February 1 | 6 p.m.

Join Cuban-born contemporary artist Eduin Fraga as he shares his powerful work inspired by the complex realities of life in Cuba and the United States--from human rights to civil rights, chronicling both constraints to freedom and the joys of shared community. His unique and vibrant art incorporates images from both Cuban and American newspapers, capturing and preserving fragments of the two societies in which he lives.

About the Artist: Eduin Fraga was born in Havana, Cuba in 1974. He began painting over twenty years ago, blending newspaper collage and paint on canvas in order to capture dynamic fragments of society within the piece. Fraga considers his technique of painting and newspaper collage to be a unique mechanism through which to add complexity and richness to the work while simultaneously transforming it into a form of historical register of social experience. Fraga formally studied painting and drawing at the Experimental Center of Visual Arts in Havana and graduated in 2012. He has been invited to present his work in galleries and universities within the US and in Cuba. Some of his works are part of the Northwestern Mutual Insurance’s Giving Gallery, a 2018 exhibit that focuses on philanthropic partnerships in Milwaukee, WI. Fraga currently divides his time between Cuba and the United States.

Sponsored by Visual Media Arts Department and the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery
With remarks by Professors Emmanuela Maurice, English Department, Carlos Maynard, Behavioral Science Department and Julio Flores, Visual Media Arts Department

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89584029648?pwd=WUNTOVBiWnBtYVEwRFNHRUJDR2U3dz09 
Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 895 8402 9648
Passcode: 046754

Tuesday, February 8 | 6 p.m.

Prison Chaplains on the Beat in US and UK Prisons: Caring for Aging, Dying and Dead Prisoners

Join Professor George Walters-Sleyon who will present a historical and empirical analysis of the modern prison chaplaincy and prison chaplains' care for aging, dying, and dead prisoners in US and UK prisons from his latest book Prison Chaplains on the Beat in US and UK Prisons: Caring for Aging, Dying and Dead Prisoners. Aging, dying, and death reflect the plights of prisoners in the modern prisons of the United States and the United Kingdom. Prison chaplains are no strangers to these dilemmas.

Presenter Dr. George Walters-Sleyon, Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Science Department
Remarks by Franklyn E. Taylor, Ed.D., Associate Provost – Charlestown Campus, Academic and Student Affairs
Sponsored by the Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84407968878?pwd=d1N0ZTZocnRteTVNYitqa2xvaTc2UT09
Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 844 0796 8878
Passcode: 911415

Tuesday, February 15 |6 p.m.

Hidden Figures: Black History is More than MLK

On February 7, 1926, Carter G. Woodson, initiated the first celebration of Negro History Week which led to Black History Month, a month dedicated to deepening the study and scholarship of African American contributions in the United States. But every February which inventors, innovators and activators generally receive the most attention? Usually it’s Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass, etc. This discussion will go beyond those standard bearers of Black History Month, not to lessen their contributions, but as a testament to a few of the thousands of individuals who have helped build our nation. Join Dr. Brandy Brooks as she revisits and continues the conversation.

Presenter Brandy Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Adult Education and Adjunct Faculty of History and Social Sciences, Chelsea Campus
Remarks by Michelle Rojas Surin, Director, Workforce and Economic Development
Sponsored by the Division of Workforce and Economic Development

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81932399864?pwd=dEVWQm5qenVwMG9BNVVzZkR0YXBJdz09
Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 819 3239 9864
Passcode: 965702

Thursday, February 17 | 6 p.m.

A Dialogue with BHCC Alumni Aaron Amardey-Wellington, M.D.

Join this intimate conversation as BHCC continues the 2021-2022 Compelling Conversation Speaker Series theme of “Honoring Men of Color” with Dr. Aaron Amardey-Wellington, Resident Physician at UMass Memorial Medical Center, co-founder of a home healthcare agency and a former student of Professor Paul Kasili, as he shares his personal professional medical career journey and the pandemic.

Facilitator Dr. Paul Kasili, Professor, Biology and Chemistry Department
Remarks by Dr. Laura C. Rubin, Dean, Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics and Dr. Paul Kasili, Professor, Biology and Chemistry Department
Sponsored by the Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83502198466?pwd=RklGUXRoQXpNeUZaY25ORk9pN0xPZz09
Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 835 0219 8466
Passcode: 771997

Wednesday, February 23 | 6 p.m.

Creative Moments--A Virtual Concert with Cellist, Composer and Singer-Songwriter Kendall Ramseur

Be inspired by this engaging performance by Cellist & Vocalist with Sons of Serendip and America's Got Talent finalist, Kendall Ramseur, which uses the healing power of music to bring encouragement and light to our lived experiences past and present, personal, and collective. According to the artist, "Regardless of how painful, serene, or mundane these emotions and events may be, in each, there is a story to be told."

Also featuring City Strings United, Boston's urban creative arts, music and youth leadership program that brings free cello lessons and unique performance opportunities to six through eighteen-year-old students. With Founder and President Bithyah Israel.

Remarks by Sasha Johnson, International Student Advisor, International Center and Denise Turner, Manager of Cultural Programming, Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
Sponsored by the International Center and the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82895229818?pwd=UkJSQ0xwY3BCaUgyTnRmU1dlNHB4QT09
Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 828 9522 9818
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Thursday, February 24  | 6 p.m.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents the Compelling Conversation Speaker Series with Criminal Justice Activist and Boston Native, Sean Ellis

Sean K. Ellis spent nearly 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. At age 19, Ellis was convicted of the 1993 robbery and murder of a Boston Police detective, based on scant evidence and a witness statement that was later discovered to have been coerced by police officers. His first two trials ended in hung juries; he was convicted at a third trial. Sentenced to life in prison, Sean always proclaimed his innocence. In 2015, a judge ruled “justice was not done,” overturned his convictions, and freed him on bail. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts opted to try him again. Finally, in December 2018, the Suffolk County District Attorney dropped all charges but stopped short of fully exonerating him. In November 2020, Netflix released “Trial 4,” an original, eight-part documentary series about the Sean Ellis case produced by Gaumont and What’s Up Film. Ellis now works full-time as a development associate at the Boston non-profit Community Servings and is a Community Fellow in Tufts University’s Institute for Nonprofit Practice. He speaks frequently about his experiences, including at events sponsored by the New England Innocence Project, for which he is a trustee.

Welcome by Nahomi Carlisle, Associate Vice President and Chief Equity and Compliance Officer
Sponsored by The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82186500627?pwd=RU5yQXgxWG81ZEtSL3ZNVFBrdjJndz09
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Meeting ID: 821 8650 0627
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Monday, February 28 | 6 p.m.

Deta Galloway--Ragged Sanctuary: Black Lives Matter, COVID-19 and the Art of Hopeful Transcendence

Engage with mixed-media artist, performer, and poet Deta Galloway as she previews her upcoming BHCC exhibition, Spring 2022. See her immersive paintings, experience musical recordings of songs created to accompany the art and hear poetic musings to heal body and soul from past and present trauma.

Remarks by Emmanuela Maurice, Professor, English Department and Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Professor, Behavioral Science and Learning Communities
Sponsored by the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery and the Visual Media Arts Department

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85438853463?pwd=L3VXZkFjM2FpNWY2SWp0QkRya1Izdz09
Join by Phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 854 3885 3463
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