Join us as we celebrate Black History Month at Mount Wachusett Community College with the following programs.
Tea Time Speaker Series Presents: “Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the significant role they play in American History and Education.“
Monday, February 22nd from 12:30-2:00 pm. The nationally recognized Tea Time Speaker Series will present a panel focused on “Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the significant role they play in American History and Education.” During this panel, we will discuss culture, politics, and education and learn how do these prestigious colleges and universities thrive of student success.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team Presents: Social Code or Social Crisis: An Exploration of Bias, Prejudice and Microaggression
Tuesday, February 23rd from 2:00-3:00 pm. Mount Wachusett Community College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team will host Social Code or Social Crisis: An Exploration of Bias, Prejudice and Microaggression by Dr. Jodi Merriday.
Explore bias, prejudice, and microaggression using Hip-Hop/Rap music. Artists are discussed that use the N- and B- words to question how language with historical connotations used inside of groups can have positive and negative implications. The pros and cons of “codified” language and the ability of words to define communities are evaluated to assess how perception and alliances are impacted by Hip-Hop/Rap culture and music. Popular culture is used as a lens to unpack “difference” increase cultural literacy and engage students in critical thought. Sponsored by: Student Life Office at Mount Wachusett Community College.
International Center for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion Presents: “Exploring the behind the scenes look at the role Massachusetts played in the slave trade.“
Thursday, February 18 and Sunday, February 21 at 4:30 pm. International Center for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion will host a lecture series on “Exploring the behind the scenes look at the role Massachusetts played in the slave trade.” Follow the trails from western Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean by faculty member, Candace Shivers.
Racial Injustice: Start Here at LaChance Library
The Guide provides introductory resources and concepts for understanding racial injustice and discrimination. The Guide presents information in a variety of diverse formats. From movies, graphic novels, podcasts, to biographies, articles and everything in between, the Guide offers several entry points to assist in moving these critical discussions forward.