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AVC Celebrates Black History Month
Black History Month February 2024

Print-Making Workshop with Professor Christine Mugnolo


Let’s get creative! Come join Professor Christine Mugnolo in a print making workshop! Create your own designs and create cards for your loved ones for Valentines day. Please bring your own aprons or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

When:
February 14, Wednesday
3-4 p.m.

Location:
Sage Hall 219

African Dance Class with Professor Amaka Donn


Come dance with us! Our very own professor, Amaka Donn, will be leading a class in traditional African Dance in the Umoja Village. Come experience culture and feel the beats of community and connection as you unlock your inner dancer!

When:
February 15, Thursday
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location:
Umoja Village

Sharing the Black Experience Open Mic


Come join us in amplifying the Black African American voice! Come share your own stories, songs, poetry in our Open Mic event! You can also come by with prepared readings of your favorite Black author’s works and poetry. We look forward to hear your stories!

Please RSVP

When:
February 21, Wednesday
12:30-2 p.m.

Location:
Student Lounge

Real Talk & Paint Day


Come join us in the Umoja village for some real talk and a relaxing day of painting! Come mingle with your fellow students and create some works of art!

When: 
February 22, Thursday
12-1:30 p.m.

Location:
Umoja Village

Tuskegee Syphilis Study with Dr. Bassam Salameh & Professor Vejea Jennings


Get ready for a thought-provoking and eye-opening presentation from Dr. Bassam Salameh on one of the most infamous moments in American medical history-- The Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Join us as we confront the uncomfortable truths of our history and let us commit to ensuring that such injustices are never repeated.

When:
February 22, Thursday
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location:
UH201

End of Black History Month Celebration


Come celebrate Black History Month in this closing event to take place in the Student Lounge. Come enjoy food, music, and a photobooth with your friends!

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When:
February 29, Thursday
1-2:30 p.m.

Location:
Student Lounge

The Ink Well

The InkWell

Join us at The InkWell, a supportive space for writers and artists to connect and build community. Here, storytellers are empowered to craft authentic narratives that affirm their unique experiences. Whether you prefer poetry, spoken word, performance, non- fiction, or fiction writing, choose your medium of storytelling and become a part of our community of like-minded creatives. Discover your voice and share your story with us at The InkWell.

Every 2nd Wednesday, 3pm - 4pm

  • February 14 in the SH 219 (Sage Hall)
  • March 13 in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
  • April 10 in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
Movies in Color

Movies in Color

Join us for our film series highlighting Black filmmakers and actors. We're excited to showcase the work of talented artists and creators who have made a significant impact on the film industry. Come and experience the power of storytelling through the lens of these groundbreaking filmmakers and actors. We can't wait to see you there!

Every 3rd Thursday, 1pm - 3pm

  • February 15 in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
  • March 21 in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
  • April 18 in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
Taste of Soul

Taste of Soul

EOPS Presents "AVC’s 1st Annual Taste Of Soul" Black History Event Showcasing foods and desserts from the culture.

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February 21 in the Cafeteria
11am - 1:30pm

Porch Talks

Umoja Porch Talks

Sharing stories and traditions, passing down knowledge, and simply spending time together as a community has been a long-standing tradition throughout history. One place where this has often taken place is on the porch. The porch provides a space that is not quite inside the home, yet not fully outside either. It's a middle ground that allows for casual conversations with neighbors as they walk by. This creates a warm and welcoming environment that fosters a greater sense of community and connectedness. By participating in AVC Umoja's Porch Talks, we can all contribute to building a stronger community together. Umoja Porch Talks are student-led conversations that create connection and build on community knowledge. Join us for Umoja Porch Talks every 4th Wednesday at the Umoja Village!

Every 4th Wednesday, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

  • February 28 in the in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
  • March 27 in the Umoja Village (The Hub)
  • April 24 in the Student Lounge (SCT 150)