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Upcoming Black History Month Events

To celebrate Black History, Highland is offering the following events:

“None of Us Are Free Until All of Us Are Free”: The Life and Activism of Fannie Lou Hamer
Tuesday, February 16 – 10 a.m.
Dr. Treasure Shields Redmond will deliver the interactive presentation. Dr. Redmond, infuses poetry, with southern dialect, spirituals, and gospel to tell the story of the civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer, a native of rural Mississippi and grassroots Civil Rights activist, helped to organize the 1964 Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as the vice-chairperson of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Presented by the Clarence Mitchell Library.
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Meeting ID: 930 1856 4960
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Poetry Reading
Monday, February 22 – 3 p.m.
Poetry that explores African American history and culture will be read and discussed. Hosted by the HCC Diversity Committee and the Theatre Arts Department
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Film Discussion: “13th” (Directed by Ava DuVernay)
Friday, February 26 – 11 a.m.
Discuss the film “13th” which examines the U.S. prison system, looking at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. Watch the film beforehand for free on Netflix’s YouTube. Hosted by the HCC Diversity Committee and Student Senate.
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