Black History Month Events at CGCC

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Black History Month

Mark your calendar for Black History Month events throughout the month at Chandler-Gilbert Community College!

Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Barahona 

Monday, January 29, 2024 from 10 - 11:00 a.m., located in SC 140 on the Pecos Campus or Virtual option

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. located in SC 140 on the Pecos Campus or Virtual option

Elizabeth Barahona is a sixth-year doctoral student specializing in Latinx, African American, and United States history at Northwestern University. Her dissertation chronicles how Black and Latinx communities created grassroots coalitions to fight white supremacy in the Deep South, specifically Durham, North Carolina. Elizabeth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University studying Latinx history and human rights. Elizabeth co-founded a monthly wellness workshop for graduate women of color. She was the president of the History Graduate Student Organization, served on the executive board of the Latinx Graduate Student Association, and is a member of the Graduate Workers Union. Elizabeth has taught at the Cook County Jail and teaches low-income adults in Chicago. Dissertation Topic: Dissertation: “Black and Latinx Coalition Building in Durham, North Carolina 1980-2010”

Elizabeth will deliver a presentation on the work and legacy of Fred Hampton as well as strategies for cross-cultural communication and coalition building. This talk will provide context for our public screening of Judas & The Black Messiah on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The goal is for students to attend the lecture  to prepare for the movie screening which they can attend in-person or watch through the library database SWANk beginning February 2, 2024. 

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Judas and the Black Messiah Film Screening

Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 5 - 7:15 p.m., located in SC 140 on the Pecos Campus

Inspired by true events, Judas and the Black Messiah is directed by Shaka King, marking his studio feature film directorial debut. Judas and the Black Messiah stars Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Widows, Black Panther) as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) as William O’Neal.

SynopsisFBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?

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Mental Health Panel: "Wait, No One Told Me That: A Discussion on How Mental Health Impacts our Lives and Education"

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 10 - 11:15 a.m., located at the Performing Arts Center on the Pecos Campus or Virtual option for streaming

CGCC is proud to welcome Dr. Jeff McGee, Tamieka S. Hunter, Ed.D, and Evelyn Burrell, Psy.D. as our guest panelists. Participants will learn about the many ways depression can present itself. The goal is for students to be able to identify three ways to combat anxiety and depression, as well as be able to identify the "warning signs" of suicidal behavior and receive resources on how to navigate it. Students will also have the opportunity to ask our panelists any questions they may have. 

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Fashion Show

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., located at SC 100 on the Pecos Campus

To finish celebrating Black History Month, CGCC’s Black Student Union and Fashion Club will be collaborating and hosting a fashion show that all students and employees can attend. 

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