Massbay Comunity College

MassBay Celebrates Black History Month

From Martin Luther King, Jr. to #MeToo: Civil Rights, Women's Issues, and Making Movements Uplift Everybody Speaker: Layli Maparyam, Ph.D. Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College Wednesday, February 28, 12-1:30 pm Wellesley Auditorium. Dr. Layli Maparyam will offer a womanist perspective on the challenges and evolving realities of female participation within social movements from the 1960s to present. She has authored two books, The Womanist Reader (2006) and The Womanist Idea (2012).


Soul Food Wednesdays * 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekly

During the month of February, there will be Soul Food served in the Wellesley Cafeteria between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Soul Food is a Southern-inspired cuisine popular in African American kitchens, such as fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and cornbread. Soul Food will be available in Framingham on the first Wednesday of the month. A curated selection of Black Music from Blues to Hip Hop will play in the dining areas. Students are invited to play Black History Trivia at tables in the dining area to win weekly prizes. 


Black History on Display

Books by Black Authors will be on display during the month in the Library. Each week will focus on a unique theme that correlates with the MassBay's academic divisions. Check out the college's plasma screens for daily Black History Facts.