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African-American History Month

February 6, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Campus Life, Community

Black Factor Trivia

Tuesday, Feb. 6
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food Court Dining Area

Participants have a chance to learn about black culture through a fun, interactive, Kahoot trivia game.

Black History Movie Day

Running all day, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 12
Campus Center (COM 319)

Take an opportunity to learn about the African-American experience with these award-winning documentaries: I Am Not Your Negro, 13th, Eyes on the Prize and Anita. Come and go as you please.

Kansas City Redlining

Nathaniel Bozarth

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
CoLab (OCB 100)

What is redlining, and how did this housing policy work in practice? What did it mean for Kansas City and its suburbs? What legacies of the practice do we face today, here in Johnson County? Join ethnographer and regional Emmy Award-winning producer Nathaniel Bozarth for this conversation about redlining. Presentation and Q+A will run about 60 minutes. Presented by the Center of Sustainability and the Multicultural Programming Advisory Council.

Nathaniel Bozarth is a storyteller and media producer with Brainroot Light and Sound and an academic unit marketing specialist at Rockhurst University. At Brainroot Light and Sound, with his production partner Christopher Cook, Nathaniel has produced such projects as "Your Fellow Americans" and "Re:Dream," which explore the impact or race and immigration on opportunity in America through the stories of individuals and their families across the country. Nathaniel is critically concerned with contextualizing the stories he tells within the larger historical narrative of America and within the context of culture writ large.

With Brainroot and the Johnson County Library, Nathaniel is currently creating an app-based driving tour of Kansas City that will delve into the history of segregation and inequality in its real estate — available later this year. He also produces "Wide Ruled," a podcast on the past and present of equality in education.

Soul Food Celebration

Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 23
Dining Down Under

Join us for a Soul Food Celebration. The menu for the week will include Slow cooked Pork Shank, Fried Catfish, Oven Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Greens, Black-Eyed Peas, Corn Bread, Sweet Potato Pie and Peach Cobbler.

From Slave to Soul Food: A Historical Perspective

11 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Feb. 21
CoLab (OCB 100)

Claudia Martin-Ayoade, JCCC dietitian, will discuss how the delicious food we call "soul food" came to be and the history of the food items that come together to make some of America’s most iconic dishes.

African-American History Month at JCCC is presented by the Multicultural Programming Council in conjunction with the Black Student Union, Center for Sustainability, Dining Services and Student Life.

For more information, visit COM 309.