Waubonsee Community College hosting Black History Month events

Virtual program topics include role of Black music in American pop

Waubonsee Community College is hosting events this month to celebrate Black History Month. All events will be virtual.

Scheduled events are:

  • “And the Beat Goes On: The Role of Black Music in American Pop” will be hosted by NIU’s Dr. Joseph Flynn. He will discuss the emergence of music from Africa through the liberation and celebration Black culture through music on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
  • “From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment: Viewing and Discussion of the film, 13TH.” Join us for an informed and probing discussion surrounding the topics covered in the Netflix documentary film, 13TH by director Ava DuVernay. There will be a virtual viewing of the film followed by a short discussion with Dr. Jacki Hartley, Waubonsee instructor of Sociology, on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.
  • “Learning what we don’t know: The 1619 Project: How slavery shaped America” will be a discussion about the ongoing New York Times initiative which re-examines the legacy of slavery in the United States. Waubonsee faculty Dr. Jeanne McDonald and Dr. Amy Powers will lead a discussion about the initiative and how it has sparked a national debate on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.

Visit calendar.waubonsee.edu/BHM for more information about these events and register to attend.