Black History Events

Check back in late Fall 2021 for February 2022 events

February 2021 Programs


True Black History Museum

Monday, February 1 @ 1pm-2pm

Take a journey through the African-American experience with authentic artifacts and original documents from historic figures such as Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, President Barack Obama, and many more.

Hosted by The True Black History Museum and Founder, Fred J. Saffold III. Learn more about the True Black History Museum: http://www.trueblackhistory.com/

Zuzu African Acrobats

Monday, February 9 @ 1pm-2pm

This high energy event, brought to us virtually, featured the Zuzu African Acrobats as they performed traditional Kenyan acrobatic skills set to high energy beats. They have been seen on America’s Got Talent as well as other networks. The event featured the amazing acrobatics, music and cultural celebration.

         


Joan Leslie

Thursday, February 11 @ 12pm-1pm

Joan ‘Lyric’ Leslie is an author, a slam poet, was featured on Button Poetry as Video Contest Runner Up, was a 2-Time Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion and has been featured on Write About Now and All Def Poetry.

You can check out Lyric’s work at: https://www.harlemsownlyric.com/

Women of Color Museum

Wednesday, February 17 @ 1pm-2pm

A Tribute to the Contributions of African-American Woman which exhibits profiles of several dynamic African-American women such as Maya Angelou, Dr. Mae Jemison, Shirley Chisholm, Coretta Scott King, Oprah Winfrey, Condoleeza Rice, and many great African-American women around the world.

Hosted by The True Black History Museum and Founder, Fred J. Saffold III. Learn more about the True Black History Museum: http://www.trueblackhistory.com/


Trivia Challenge: Black History Month

Thursday, February 18 @ 2pm-3pm

After this month’s two Black History Month museum tours and presentations and what you already know, go up against other LFCC students and staff to test your knowledge about Black History Month for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and ODU Online swag bag with some awesome goodies inside!

The winner of this month’s Black History Month Trivia Challenge was: Dakota O’Keefe.

 

Ian Lara

Monday, February 22 @ 2pm-3pm

Ian Lara is really just a regular guy from Queens, New York. He started Comedy right after college because he didn’t feel like going to Law School and he’s loved every second of it. Last year he taped a set for “Comedy Central Stand up Featuring” which has garnered over 10 million views. He made an appearance on this season of “NBC’s Bring the Funny” and made his late-night debut on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Over 40 students, staff, and faculty attended the virtual show which featured a 45-minute comedy routine on relationships and dating, life before, during and possibly after COVID-19, and more…


CHASE presents: Something the Lord Made

Monday, February 22 @ 7pm-9pm

Something the Lord Made is a 2004 American made-for-television biographical drama film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas (1910–1985) and his complex and volatile partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock (1899–1964), the “Blue Baby doctor” who pioneered modern heart surgery.

The film showing was co-hosted by the CHASE committee and the Office of Student Life & Engagement in honor of Heart Health Month and Black History Month.


“Engaging in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Journey” w/ Carla Kimbrough

Tuesday, February 23 @ 3:30pm-4:40pm

Carla J. Kimbrough, CDE, is the diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the Virginia Community College System.  Since joining the VCCS in January 2019, she has been working on presidential recruitments, search advocate rollout and other diversity-related activities.  

Prior to this role, Kimbrough was the National Civic League’s program director for racial equity, focusing on the diversity and equity efforts of local governments and contributed to the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative.

Shontya Washington,
speaker on “Racial Reconciliation”

Thursday, February 25 @ 12pm-1pm

Shontya’ Washington is a strong advocate for the community. She currently sits on the Frederick County School Board as the elected member for the Red Bud District, but her advocacy for students started before her term. During COVID, she has been leading discussions based on racial reconciliation during a weekly prayer call that involves several churches within the Northern Virginia area and beyond. Her heart is for the Lord and making sure that His creations are able to see, and embrace, their similarities and differences.


Transfer to an HBCU

Thursday, February 25 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm

Did you know that you could transfer from LFCC to one of the nation’s most prestigious HBCU’s? Join LFCC Advisors Tajmarie Rowe and LaVonda Taylor for a session on the path that will lead you to a unique, enriching college experience. 

  • Transfer degrees
  • Transfer process
  • Guaranteed admissions agreements 

Featuring information on Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, and other HBCU’s in the DMV region. 

All attendees are entered into a random drawing for a $100 LFCC Bookstore Gift Card. Alicia Dean was chosen randomly to receive the gift card. 


Movie Bingo Play-Along: Morris from America

Thursday, February 25 @ 7pm-9pm

To wrap up Black History Month, how about a Movie Bingo Play-Along featuring the 2016 Dramedy Morris from America. A 13-year-old rapper (Markees Christmas) focused on hip-hop stardom falls for a rebellious classmate (Lina Keller) after moving from the U.S. to Germany with his widowed father (Craig Robinson). Play bingo against other LFCC students for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Winner: Antonia Munguia

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