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Black History Month Events 2017

Lansing Community College is proud to present 2017 Black History Month. This year, LCC is participating in the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's (ASALH) national theme: "The Crisis in Black Education."

All events are free and open to the public, some events may require advanced registration. Please read below for additional information.

Ida B Wells Presentation
Thursday, April 20
Gannon Building 244

Visiting scholar Sarah Silkey will be presenting a presentation and discussion on why the History of Black Lives Matters.

Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights activist, cultivated national and international support for her campaign against American lynching in the 1890s. Wells became an outspoken opponent of segregation, the convict lease system, and lynching-three powerful systems of oppression supported by popular cultural narratives of black inferiority and criminality.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, co-founded by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors, identifies poverty, mass incarceration, and state-sanctioned police violence-the modern incarnations of the systems of oppression Wells scrutinized-as key obstacles to black equality today. The violent backlash against BLM activists not only expose deep social and political divisions in American society but also reveal how few Americans understand the systemic historical forces and enduring racist narratives about black male criminality that influence these contemporary debates.

Lunch and Learn
Friday, April 21
TLC 3rd floor of the library

There will be a lunch and learn with visiting scholar Sarah Silkey.

Student Life and Leadership at Lansing Community College

Student Life Office
Gannon Building, Room 2202
Phone: (517) 483-1285
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