Black History Month

Join us in Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Check out the upcoming events on campus that celebrate the contributions of Black/African Americans in history:

CCD Events

Black History Month Trivia

Friday, February 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Twitch

Join SGA for a Trivia Game Show that celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their incredible contributions to the history of our country and our daily lives. From historical figures to pop culture icons, scientists to senators- we'll test your knowledge in a fun and engaging environment

Harriet's Yellow Jacket Children Book Reading with Author Analise Harris 

Tuesday, February 16 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Zoom

Community College of Denver's professor Analise Harris will do a reading of her children’s book Harriet's Yellow Jacket. Harriet's Yellow Jacket shares the tale of a little girl’s battle with her big curly locks as she learns to accept and love her hair, no matter what it's size. Register by February 12th to receive your copy of the book to follow along with Analise, registrants after February 12th will receive a book after the event. *While Supplies Last

Professional Panel Journey to Success 

Thursday, February 18 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Zoom

You won’t want to miss out on this incredible virtual panel of talented female Black professionals from all over Colorado. Hear about the amazing journey these women have been on to find their success, from family dynamics to navigating resources these women have truly paved the way for others. Engage with the panel by asking questions in the comments or sit a listen to their stories. Moderated by SGA Vice President Queen Pompee.

Black Girl Magic Yoga 

Friday, February 26 | 2 - 3:00 p.m. | Zoom

JaLisa Williams, LCSW, social worker, yoga teacher, professor, and owner of Soulflower Experiences will do a guided yoga session for students of all levels of yoga experience from beginner to intermediate. JaLisa offers trauma-informed yoga, meditation and wellness workshops for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). She is breaking down the barriers between black bodies and holistic spaces.

Racial Battle Fatigue Workshop 

Friday, February 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

This workshop presented by JaLisa Williams, will connect with students of color in predominately white institutions and teach them how to take care of themselves in higher education settings. Discussing the impact of identity and navigating higher education.

Black History Month Events are created in collaboration with Student Government Association, Office of Student Life, STEM Scholars and students. You will receive an email the day before the event with the details. If you have any questions or comments, contact Ashley Jaramillo.

Campus Events

Split Stories: The Underserved and Unknown 

Tuesday, February 2 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

The University of Colorado Denver Multiracial Biracial Student Alliance, the MSU Denver Center for Multicultural Engagement, and the University of Colorado Denver Center for Identity & Inclusion invite you to join us in welcoming James R. Morgan III in a dialogue regarding the unknowns of Black history and achievements in our country. Split Stories is an event series that the Multiracial Biracial Student Alliance holds every semester where students, staff, and faculty can engage in meaningful dialogue pertaining to diversity, equity, and Inclusion. Some of the previous topics covered in previous semesters include unpacking Black Lives Matter from the multiracial perspective, multiracial imposter syndrome, colorism, phenotypes, pigmentocracy, and mixed families. Our hope is to highlight what is not taught in the classroom. We are hoping that this will create more discussion of how history has been whitewashed and the intergenerational effects of this whitewashing.

Black Healing Circle Listening Session

Wednesday, February 3 | 6 – 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

Welcome to our Black Healing Circle space! So, what is a Healing Circle? Healing circles originate through Indigenous communities so please give credit to those who have come before us so that we may utilize this tool with sacred respect. They are a safe space to heal emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The healing circles are a space for folx to show up as they are and for the community to be able to heal together by learning from one another. These listening sessions are an opportunity for you all to tell the team what your needs are, how the healing circles can be supportive, and more details about the healing circle like balancing scheduling requirements. To expand our reach to students across each campus, we want to hear what your needs are and how Shatasia (she/her), Kemba (she/her), and YouthSeen can continue to support you! Shatasia and Kemba started the Black Student Healing Circles last semester via Zoom that met weekly on Friday. This time is for you to be heard and seen so we can meet your needs! 

Generational Curses: The Relationship Between Mental Health and The Black Community

Thursday, February 11 | 1 – 3:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Black community has had a difficult relationship with mental wellness for generations. However, more and more Black people are taking the steps to heal from past traumas and identify their stressors in order to move through life with control over their negative emotions. Please join the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) in Generational Curses: The Relationship Between Mental Health and The Black Community, where we will discuss the importance and process of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (W.R.A.P) while also breaking down generational traumas that everyone could heal from. This event will be partnered with local organizations, The King's Council and Inner Self and Wisdom, LLC. In these two hours, we will host an open forum featured by guest speakers Halim Ali of From The Heart Enterprises, Kenneth Crowley, Sr. of The Crowley Foundation, D.L. Pos Ryant from Apprentice of Peace Wellness Studio, and Jason Shankle of Inner Self and Wisdom, LLC.