Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Black History Month


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BHCC Celebrates Black History Month with Dewey Bozella: Courage, Persistence and Overcoming Injustice

‌Get inspired by the boxer’s personal story of overcoming adversity and imprisonment for a crime he did not commit to become the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and other honors.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

This event has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 2, 1 p.m. in A300 Auditorium

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Exhibits for February 6-28, 2017

Determined Blackness: Race, Representation and Male Identity
Works by Hakim Raquib

Negotiate a modern perspective through this exhibit of contemporary photographs that explores historically-determined images of masculinity and social status.

Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery 

African American History Makers in the Sciences

Observe a display featuring the works of celebrated scientists and mathematicians, from Benjamin Banneker [born 1731] to Mae Jemison [born 1956].

Sponsored by the BHCC Library and Learning Commons

Charlestown Campus, E-Building, Second Floor Corridor


February 10-28, 2017

Solo Paintings
Works by Jason Parris Fitz-Gerald

See these richly-textured, vibrantly-colored and humanistic works of art that celebrate family and evoke the landscape and personal memories of the artist’s childhood in Guyana.

Library and Learning Commons, Charlestown Campus


Thursday, February 16

Her Journey to Good Health

Learn about the history of African-American women’s experience with the healthcare system, from research to alternative medicine. Featuring topics from BHCC One Book Project The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Sponsored by BHCC Learning Communities and the BHCC One Book Project.

 12–2 p.m., Chelsea Campus, Room 403


The Unified Voice: A Spoken Word Celebration of Black History

Engage with published BHCC faculty and staff poets as they lend their voices to poems that express the African American experience. Featuring Jean-Dany Joachim, LaToya Robinson and Associate Professor Enzo Surin.

6–7:30 p.m., Charleston Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery


Thursday, February 23 

Compelling Conversation with Wes Moore: Policing: the Rise and Rising Up of the Disillusioned

Raised by a single mother in Baltimore's inner city, best-selling author Wes Moore Discusses urban policing in communities of color.

1 p.m., Charlestown Campus, A300 Auditorium
Register for this event on the Compelling Conversations page.


Artist’s Reception for Determined Blackness: Race, Representation and Male Identity

Join us for an evening of art and conversation with special guest artist Hakim Raquib.

6–8 p.m., Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery


Tuesday, February 28

BHCC Celebrates Black History Month with the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Company of Boston

Experience this original theater piece, Miss Marian Anderson and Friends, about how renowned African American singer Marian Anderson (1897-1993) overcame obstacles to become one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and BHCC Learning Communities

6 p.m. performance, Dinner with performance to follow, Chelsea Senior Center, 10 Riley Way, Downtown Chelsea

Please note location is off campus.


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