NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Collin College to celebrate African American History Month

by | Feb 1, 2021 | Latest

Collin College will celebrate African American History Month with a series of events throughout February, the college announced in a news release. This year’s theme follows the national theme for 2021: “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” 

All events, which will be virtual through Zoom or have socially distanced protocol, are free and open to the public.  

Events planned for February include: 

10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 

Craft Talk with Author Ayana Mathis: “What Makes a Novel? Shape and Meaning in ‘The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.‘”  

Mathis will discuss the theme, structure and origins in her novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” providing students with the unique opportunity to “think about a novel from the inside out,” the release stated. The presentation will include discussion on writing and process of shaping a book, from ideas to execution.  

5 p.m. Feb. 17:  

“The Slave Trade in Late Colonial and Early Republic America”- a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Christopher Redgraves  

Historians will have a roundtable discussion led by Dr. Christopher Redgraves on how the slave trade worked and its impact on African communities in Africa and African American communities in America. The discussion also will examine how the slave trade ended, how it continued illegally, and the long-term effects. 

Registration link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udeGqrjovHdNWRg90P8swzENG7LP6fbGP 

Noon Feb. 19

Grab and Go Soul Food Event 

This will be a Collin College-only event with grab and go pre-packaged soul food lunch, while supplies last. Event will be at the McKinney Campus Conference Center. 

Masks are required and COVID-19 safety procedures will be required.  

7 p.m Feb. 23

The Black Family in Performing Arts 

This program will feature music, visual arts, literature and dance. It will highlight the Black family’s role in the performing arts and touch on activism. There will be a special performance from Studio 6a Dance Academy of Plano under the direction of the esteemed Mrs. Arrica Lagsding. Members of the African Student Organization will interview an internet-viral star from Texas – it will be a much-anticipated surprise! 

Registration link will be provided closer to the date. 

7 p.m. Feb. 24

Jazz Music and Family Ties: A Conversation with Jazz Saxophonist Tia Fuller 

A live, virtual conversation with jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Tia Fuller and three Collin College faculty. Fuller will share her remarkable career in music and personal experiences growing up in a musically talented family.  

Recorded music composed by jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller will be performed by the Collin College Jazz Department, and directed by Alex Heitlinger, Collin College professor of music and director of jazz studies. A link to the recorded musical performances by Collin College students will be provided during the program. 

Q&A session will follow after the presentation.  

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdeCpqjsoEtQILsAMnc5lpddC81sOa1hH  

There will also be library displays at the Wylie and McKinney campuses celebrating The Black Family throughout February, the release stated. 

For more information about the events, please visit www.collin.edu/community/aahm/.  

NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

0 Comments

Related News

Swatting suspect identified

Swatting suspect identified

A juvenile suspect in East Texas is believed responsible for numerous bomb threats and “swatting” hoaxes across multiple states, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said. The investigation began in May when the suspect initiated a swatting incident at a...

read more
Residents urged to share input on future parks

Residents urged to share input on future parks

Residents of Farmersville are encouraged to “come together and share ideas” in shaping the future of the city’s parks and recreation facilities during a second Open House hosted by the Parks & Recreation Board. “The Farmersville Parks & Recreation Board...

read more
Celebrating 25 years of leadership

Celebrating 25 years of leadership

The Rev. Bart Barber was celebrated for his 25 years of service as the lead pastor of First Baptist Church Farmersville Sunday, July 7. The Rev. Bart Barber has been preaching the Gospel to his Farmersville flock for 25 years. On Sunday, July 7, they gathered to offer...

read more
Farmersville utility bills delayed

Farmersville utility bills delayed

Residents are advised that their monthly utility bills may arrive later than usual this month due to a printing error at the mailing center. According to a statement from the city of Farmersville, the bills, which are typically dispatched by the first of each month,...

read more
Resident feedback on parks helpful

Resident feedback on parks helpful

The park adjacent to the Onion Shed received a bridge update in the last year. Farmersville residents have voiced their opinions on the municipal park system, providing crucial feedback that will shape the future of local parks and recreation. Bryan “Woody” Woods, the...

read more
City budget focuses on key areas

City budget focuses on key areas

Orange Street by the Dairy Queen is one of the streets in need of repairs. At last week’s regular meeting of the Farmersville City Council, Mayor Craig Overstreet outlined the main focus areas for the upcoming budget. The priorities identified at the Tuesday, June 25...

read more
Keeping your family safe from ticks

Keeping your family safe from ticks

Summer months draw Texans outdoors, but the number of people enjoying warmer weather also draw out ticks looking for a meal. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn that ticks can pose danger and folks should take steps to avoid them. “Ticks are blood...

read more
Veteran’s family receives new home

Veteran’s family receives new home

Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Semeli Toilolo at the Tuesday, June 18, groundbreaking ceremony where he and his family were surprised to learn they will receive a new home being built for them in Lavon. Courtesy photo Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Semeli Toilolo and his family will...

read more
Fundraising under the stars at Heard Museum

Fundraising under the stars at Heard Museum

Kerrville rock and roll band The Blandelles had Heard Museum patrons dancing in the dark at the Night Out fundraiser, Saturday, June 22. A second event is planned in July. It was hot and humid, but that didn’t stop Heard Museum patrons from dancing at the first of two...

read more
Subscribe 300x250 - Love