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Black History Month @ GCC 2021: Welcome

Welcome to Celebrating Blackness! Use this guide to keep up with Black History Month events and recommendations. We invite you to celebrate Blackness with us here at GCC and abroad!

Welcome to Celebrating Blackness

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Welcome to Celebrating Blackness!

GCC invites you to celebrate Blackness with members of the community, even in our virtual environment.

BHM 2021: Celebrating Blackness

This year, the Black History Month Planning Committee selected “Celebrating Blackness” as the theme, and we planned events and activities to celebrate Black culture and identity. With the help of various campus partners, Black History Month at GCC was a tremendous success. Beginning with GCC’s 6th Annual Dr. MLK Breakfast Celebration, we hosted 10 virtual events and activities with a total of 632 attendees. 

Black History Month 2021 Video Archive

If you were unable to attend certain BHM events, recordings have been uploaded and are available with closed captioning HERE.

 Cultural Diversity programming has grown exponentially this year. I would like to extend an enormous thank you to the following campus partners that helped make BHM 2021 a huge success:

  • Multicultural and Community Engagement Center, for being the trunk to this tree. Hoover, David, and Nane, thank you.
  • Black Scholars and Black Student Union, each and every one of you are true leaders and change agents for our community
  • Student Equity Office, especially Alexandra Evans, for helping implement many BHM 2021 events and activities
  • Career Services and Human Resources, specifically Paolo Banaag and Val Dantzler, for your efforts in making our 2nd Annual GCC Black Professional Panel a huge success
  • Aisha Conner-Gaten, for curating and maintaining the Black History Month 2021 CampusGuide
  • Lara Kartalian and Eric Hanson, for your support and coordinating professional activities that aligned with Black History Month
  • Dr. Kristyl Smith for being a champion for the art of spoken word
  • GCC Foundation and Student Equity and Achievement for their sponsorship and support which allowed us to sustain many BHM events and activities
  • The PIO office, especially Ann Simon and Patricia Chamroonrat, who assisted with creating BHM 2021 marketing materials, updated the CD webpage and archived BHM 2021 recordings

Lastly, thank you to all instructional faculty that provided extra credit for their students that participated in these events, the Student Activities Office for their support in marketing these events to students, and to all community members that attended. I am truly grateful for all of you and I look forward to seeing you all in upcoming Cultural Diversity activities at GCC!

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