Black History Month 2011
Breaking Stereotypes

Highlights at Foothill College

Tuesday, February 1
National African American Read-In Celebration
Join more than one million readers from across the U.S. in the 23rd Annual National African American Read-In. At Foothill College, this event incorporates student, faculty and staff participation. You're invited to read from the works of your favorite African American poets or authors.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 2
College Hour: Black History Month Official Opening Ceremony Block Party
Get an overview of ONE, the 2011 Foothill Black History Month celebration. This event will incorporate a reggaeinspired Caribbean environment with a block party, to help showcase what it means to be black, while bringing people from all walks of life together. From the music to the atmosphere, the entire event is designed to make you feel that you're not alone, and that we are all ONE. ASFC sponsored refreshments.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center (ASFC Patio)
Free Admission

Friday, February 4
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Residency
Now in its 16th year, Foothill College hosts the worldrenown Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) as the troupe celebrates its 34th anniversary. DBDT's mission is to create and produce dance at its highest level of artistic excellence through performances and educational programs. This event aims to bridge cultures and reach diverse communities and audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

DBDT Lecture, Demonstration & Petite Performance
Talented DBDT dancers will treat more than 1,000 middle school students to a lecture, demonstration and mini performance. Students will also tour Foothill College and eat lunch on campus. The program combines cultural and artistic expression by the dancers, with the children's experience of a community college campus. Fifty Foothill students are being recruited to be mentors and tour guides. To mentor, sign up in the Student Activities Office.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Free Admission

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Evening Performance
The curtain goes up on this contemporary dance company's repertoire of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works to provide a performance filled with excitement and energy that only DBDT dancers can deliver. A reception follows the performance in the Campus Center Dining Room.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Tickets are $25, general; $20, students with OwlCard. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360 or access http://www.foothill.edu/fa. For group rates, call (650) 949-7282.

Monday, February 7
HIV/AIDS Awareness
To promote awareness of HIV/AIDS, safe sex and abstinence, the Foothill College Health Services Office will give out free condoms and a variety of information about services that are available to all Foothill College students. Free, confidential HIV/AIDS testing and counseling for Foothill students is also available. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Health Services Office. Student participation is highly encouraged and is vital to fulfilling the goal of our heart week celebration.
Time: 11:50 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)
Free Admission

Tuesday, February 8
Lecture Series I: HIV & You
Gary T. Miles, Ph.D., completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Pennsylvania State University in 1988. He subsequently completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Palo Alto. He is a licensed psychologist and practices in the fields of neuropsychology, psychological assessment, and psychotherapy, with particular interest in ethnic minority issues, adolescence, and gender identity issues.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 9
College Hour: Fashion & Talent Show Express
Foothill students will be encouraged to showcase their talents and diversity as they vie for first place. Complimentary refreshments. Co-sponsored and prizes provided by the Foothill Bookstore. In continuing with the celebration of HIV/ AIDS awareness, the fashion show is a creative opportunity for self-expression in terms of what HIV/AIDS means to different people.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Friday, February 11
Film Screenings
In the spirit of Heart week, there will be a showing of two movies that celebrate the independence that came as the result of many hardships and struggles in South Africa.
  • Sarafina—This film depicts the trials and tribulations faced by the black South African youth during the apartheid era. Apartheid was the system of racial separation that existed in South Africa until 1993. You'll watch their struggles, feel their frustration and see the uprising, which resulted in the death of many of the nation's youth. This day is now celebrated in South Africa as Youth Day, and it is in remembrance of the fight that took place to bring about equal rights.
  • Invictus—This movie celebrates Nelson Mandela, who was South Africa's first democratically elected president, and the way in which he helped unite the South African people, and brought them together with the help of the country's love for the sport of rugby.
Time: Noon–5 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Monday, February 14
Lecture Series II: Intellect Within—Black Hair
Develop an understanding, appreciation and acceptance for Black hair as April C. Henderson explains the unique character and beauty of Black tresses. Henderson has worked at Foothill College for 12 years. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Springfield and is pursuing a master's degree in educational policy studies with an emphasis in diversity and equity issues. She is the services and tutorial coordinator for Foothill's Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS).
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, February 15
Historically Black Colleges Transfer Fair
Meet one to one with admissions representatives from several of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Learn about financial aid, housing, special programs and get answers to your questions from reps from Atlanta University, Bethune-Cookman College, Howard University, Morehouse College, and Clark and Southern University. Sponsored by the Foothill College Transfer Center.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 16
Honoring Student Growth & Success
Our campus has a very diverse group of students. We come from all walks of life, and all have a story to tell. Here we will honor some students who show continued growth and create their own opportunities, despite challenging circumstances.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, February 17
Lecture Series III: Sharaud Moore, Freedom Writer
The week concludes with special guest speaker Sharaud Moore, who was one of the original Freedom Writers. The Freedom Writers Project was started by a group of students at Wilson High School in Long Beach, CA. This profound and inspiring story of students using journals to cope with and overcome their harsh living conditions was made into a film in 2007. Moore represents the spirit of what this week of mind is all about; of the importance of education to enable the individual to rise up and move beyond the circumstances he/she is born into. Refreshments are available.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday, February 23
Honoring Black Women on the Foothill College Campus
There are many women of African ancestry who work and study on the Foothill College campus. They represent strength and diversity, and contribute positively to every student's Foothill experience. Join us as we honor these women. This event also marks our passing the torch to Foothill's Women's History Month.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Saturday, February 26
Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Concert
The Foothill College Gospel Choir will take you on a journey through gospel music, from historical Negro spirituals to contemporary melodies. Witness spiritually uplifting performances by Bay Area gospel choirs and much more.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Tickets, sold in advance via phone and at the door, are $15, general; $12, students with OwlCard; $8, seniors (age 62+); and children, $5; children under age 6 admitted free. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360.

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Foothill College BHM 2011 Planning Committee

Colin Madondo, co-chair; Thabile Shabalala co-chair; Stephanie McGee, decorations coordinator; Trey Miller, event coordinator; Aline Herth, marketing coordinator; Deirdre da Silva, secretary; Etienne Bowie, treasurer; Ryan Bellon; Tricia Davoren; Herlisa Hamp; April Henderson; Antoine Mabrey; Natalia Menendez; Stephen Mitchell; Rose Myers; Matais Pouncil; Monica Sain; Daphne Small; Cynthia Southerby; Shawn Townes; Dee Vance-Lee



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