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Celebrating Black History Month


The PRISM Multicultural Center is proud to present "Celebrating Black History Month"

Please join us in the PRISM Multicultural Center (Building 1-108) as we celebrate Black History Month with a film series that will inspire and generate critical thinking and conversation.  Faculty, please encourage your students to attend these films and join in the conversation we will facilitate afterward.  Faculty and staff are also welcome!


WHOs BLACK IN AMERICA:  Narrated and hosted by Soledad O’Brien, news reporter/ commentator, producer

Facilitated:  Shirley Batistta-Provost & Char Guess-Bardques

Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Monday, February 13, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 4:30pm

This film documents the stereotypes regarding those who consider themselves black in America.  What is black?  Who is black?  Who determines who is black or who is not?  This documentary narrated by Soledad O’Brien, CNN news commentator and producer.

BLACK INDIANS, AN AMERICAN STORY:  Narrated by James Earl Jones

Facilitated:  Char Guess-Bardques, Shirley Batistta-Provost

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, group discussion after the film

The film explores how two groups bonded together (Africans and Native people), what drove them apart, and what challenges that they face today.

THE AFRICAN AMERICANS PART 1 & 2:  Narrated by Louis Gates Jr.

Facilitated:  LeVar Sanders

Presented on:

Part 1: Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Part 2: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm  

This film explores the evolution of the African-American people as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies and religious and social perspectives they developed, forgoing their own history and culture against unimaginable odds.

Faculty: Please R.S.V.P. to Sprovost@monroecc.edu <mailto:Sprovost@monroecc.edu>   if you plan to have your class attend

ALL FILMS WILL BE SHOWN IN THE PRISM MULTICULTURAL CENTER (Building 1-108)

Shirley Batistta-Provost
Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
02/08/2017