DVC Celebrates Black History Month! February 2020

Black History Month Activities are co-sponsored by the DVC Umoja Program, the Equity Speaker Series, DVC Library, and DVC Student Services, African American Male Leadership Program (AAMLP), and Black Employment Network (BEN).

Black History Month Campus Chalk Walk, Tuesday, February 4
Various locations around campus
Enjoy the inspirational words of Black thinkers and writers.

Black History 101 Mobile Museum, with Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, Wednesday, February 12, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm 
San Ramon Campus, Room W-204
The Mobile Museum features some 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia with a focus on hip hop’s role in history. Included in the exhibit is a one-hour talk by Dr. El-Hakim and Professor Griff of Public Enemy. This Spring Professor Griff will be receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of hip hop.

Davey D: Hip Hop, Media, and Social Justice, Thursday, February 13, 11:10 am - 12:35 pm 
Diablo Room
Join Hip Hop historian, journalist, producer and community activist Davey D for a talk on social justice.

Umoja Brown Bag Student Panel, Thursday, February 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Student Union Conference Room 204
Umoja students will discuss race relations and education in America and share their experiences being African American
students at DVC.

Equity Speakers Series: Don Reed, The Kipling Hotel, Wednesday, February 19, 11:10 am -12:45 pm 
Performing Arts Center
Don Reed’s one-man-show The Kipling Hotel is a hilarious and moving true story of a young, financially struggling college
student who ends up serving breakfast to the elderly at an unforgettable hotel.

Black History Month Edit-a-thon Workshop, Thursday, February 20, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Library 202 and 218
This workshop is designed to give students, faculty, staff, and other campus community members the chance to contribute to or update Wikipedia entries related to African American and African Diasporic history and culture. The focus this year will be on
honoring African American history in the Arts, Humanities, and STEM fields, as well as contributing to local histories.

Election 2020: Let’s Talk About Race and Gender, Tuesday, February 25, 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Diablo Room
Open discussion with Dr. Sangha Niyogi and Dr. Albert Ponce

Black History Movie Night, Screening of Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You, Tuesday, February 25, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
The Forum 
Save the date: Boots Riley talks at DVC Thursday, March 12th!

"I Am Not Your N-Word," Thursday, February 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Multicultural Center, Student Union Building
The African American Male Leadership Program (AAMLP) and the Black Employment Network (BEN) present:
"I Am Not Your N-Word." The AAMLP and BEN are joining forces to celebrate Black History Month with an emphasis on
remembering and honoring our ancestors. There will be live music, food, games and special guest MC/comedian Ricky Antonio.