WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (February 4, 2020) — The MassBay Offices of Diversity and Student Engagement, the Humanities and Social Sciences Academy, and the department of Human Resources have collaborated on campus-wide programming to celebrate Black History Month. During the month of February, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend programs and events promoting and celebrating the culture, diversity, and achievements of African Americans. The events will be held every Wednesday during the month of February as follows:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:30–1:30pm, Room W306 — Past and Present: A Black Man’s Historical Narrative
Hear from Dr. Lynn Moore, who will discuss growing up during the height of segregation in the south in the 1950’s and his experience migrating to New England in the 1970’s.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11am–12:30pm, Wellesley Auditorium — Panel Discussion
A panel discussion with Massachusetts State Representative Russell Holmes, and Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer. The panel will be focused on African American political affiliation and activism in light of the upcoming presidential election.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:30–2:30pm, Library Atrium — Your Superhero Power… Your Voice
Kurt Faustin, an influential speaker, thought leader, and Founder of TriUmph, a professional development and leadership coaching company will be hosting this workshop. Hear a variety of poetry and spoken word recitations, and feel free to join in with your own material at the open mic session.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1–2pm, Wellesley Auditorium — Fashion Show with STEP and Hip-Hop Performances
Watch hip-hop, a series of STEP performances, and a fashion show featuring student models hitting the runway wearing African-themed apparel by a local designer, Nathalia Jmag.
These events are free and open to the public.
For more information about MassBay visit www.massbay.edu.
MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.