Merritt College 2010 Black History Month Events

Below is a calendar of Black History Month events taking place at Merritt College. Merritt is located at 12500 Campus Dr and is accessible by AC Transit bus line 54.

Merritt College, ASMC Presents:
Celebrating the Roots of Our Culture
Black History Month, 2010

Embracing Our Heritage: A Grand Kick-Off Celebration
Tuesday February 2, 11am-1pm
R-110 Newton/Seale Student Lounge
Minister Greg Hodges (Wose), African Drum and Dance and Libations to our Ancestors
Keynote Address: Prof. Manu Ampim
“When You Study Africa, You Study the World: Celebrating Our Heritage”
Plus "Free Soul Food" Sampler just like your mama made!!

Black Cultural Power: Kuumba/Creativity

Wednesday February 17, 11am-1pm
R-110 Newton/Seale Student Lounge
Spoken Word and Student Art Contest
Dances by the Merritt Family from “Back in the Day” to “The Jerk” come show your stuff!! Free food and prizes!!

FILM: Merritt College: Home of the Black Panther Party
Thursday February 25, 11am-1pm
R-110 Newton/Seale Student Lounge
View Film dedicated to Merritt College’s Panther History. Post Film Discussion Lead by Melvin Newton of the Black Panther Commemorator. Also, free food and prizes!!

ASMC Chambers R-127 every Friday 11-1pm
(2/5) Sankofa. A film about slavery and connecting with our past
(2/19) Maafa 21. A film about Black Family genocide (a shocking must see!!)
(2/26) The Spook Who Sat by the Door. A film about outsmarting the system

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