Black History Month at BHCC
Honoring Our Shared History — Imagining a Space for Justice
BHCC Library and Learning Commons
“Capes into Pillows” – Exploring our relationship to the grind, time, and self-care
- Remarks by Denise Turner, Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
- Sponsored by the Division of Health Sciences
Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance
- Moderator: Associate Professor and Chairperson, Dr. Ayshia Stephenson, Communication Department
- Remarks by Associate Provost Alice Murillo, Chelsea Campus
- Presented by Core Ensemble, with streaming link to the full length performance available until Friday, February 19, 11:59 p.m.
- Link to the Educational Program background materials with more detailed information on the content of the show and ideas for classroom exercises and integration: Study Guide for Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance
- Sponsored by BHCC’s Chelsea Campus and the Performing Arts Department
Racialized Trauma: Processes for Healing, Wellness and Wholeness
Join us for a thought-provoking workshop facilitated by Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Professor, Behavioral Science Department, about the longstanding inequities and bias communities of color have faced in gaining access and treatment to health care and wellness--with a special focus on systemic racism as an ongoing public health crisis and healing.
Featuring the insights and advocacy of experienced physicians and health care practitioners currently working in the medical and Allied Health fields, with local and global perspectives.
With Cheryl Scott, MD, MPH, Medical Consultant for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Stephen Robinson, MD, MPH, President, Society for Cannabis Clinicians, and Rebecca Alleyne-Holtzclaw, APRN, DNP, WHNP-BC, Professor, Allied Health, Bunker Hill Community College
Sponsored by the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth and the Division of College Events and Cultural Planning
Reimagining Monuments: Stand Up!
- Reflections by Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Professor, Behavioral Science Department
- Remarks by Associate Professor, Carlos Maynard, Behavioral Science Department
- Sponsored by The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery
Hidden Figures: Black History is More than MLK
- Assistant Director of Adult Education and Adjunct Faculty of History and Social Sciences, Brandy Brooks, Ph.D., Chelsea Campus
- Remarks by Michelle Rojas Surin, Director, Workforce and Economic Development
- Sponsored by the Division of Workforce and Economic Development
Black Power and Resilience: A Multimedia Journey
- Directed by Associate Professor and Chairperson, Dr. Ayshia Stephenson, Communication Department
- Sponsored by the Communication Department
“The Beloved Community”: Reflecting on MLK’s Legacy and BHCC’s Engaged Campus
- Featuring Dr. Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Professor, Behavioral Science and L'Merchie Frazier, Educator, Artist and Activist
- Remarks by Evans Erilus, Educational Case Manager, Boston Welcome Back Center
- To learn more about King’s ‘Beloved Community’ visit www.thekingcenter.org
The Juneteenth Legacy Project Presents: Sonic Tapestries; Musical Ancestors & Descendants
- A post-concert discussion with the musicians will conclude the program.
- Remarks by English Professor Tua Nefer
- Sponsored by the Performing Arts and Music Departments and the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth
How do you observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
The Beloved Community
At the forefront of Dr. King’s mission and legacy is considering how best to serve one’s community. His wife, Coretta Scott King, continued his legacy of conceiving an achievable society, the Beloved Community, that would carry out the mission that we are all called to be of service to our community, both local and global. Please consider contributing a reflection for our "Beloved Community" to be shared with the BHCC Community in honor of the National Holiday – now and through the month of February, as we celebrate Black History Month.
You can submit your diverse interpretation in any format, style or medium that is personal or represents you through an essay, poetry, lyrics, spoken word, poem, drawing, photography, as examples, but not limited to any or all of the following questions.
- Why is MLK’s legacy important and/or resonates with you?
- Through the lens of recent social and political unrest, what can the writings, speeches and/or ideology of MLK teach us?
- State and discuss a quote from MLK and its relevance today.
You may view a video collage of how some members of our community have responded to these questions by sharing their reflections. https://bhcc.digication.com/mlk
You can also share a reflection to be included in the ongoing collage. Send a 1-2 minute video in your words, a reading and/or discussion of a quote or passage from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s writings/speeches, or a poetic expression written by you or another writer inspired by MLK, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final date for video submission: Friday, February 19, 8 p.m.
The full video collage will be shown during an upcoming Black History Month event, "The Beloved Community”: Reflecting on MLK’s Legacy and BHCC’s Engaged Campus, Thursday, February 25, at 6 p.m.
Join by Zoom:
Meeting Number: 990 9817 2619
Join by Phone:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 990 9817 2619
About Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights icon, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to eliminating the systemic racism that terrorized African American citizens. His activism and leadership resulted in the federally recognized Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. King’s call for a peaceful and “beloved community” is echoed, over fifty years after his assassination in 1968, in light of recent social and political unrest.
About "The Beloved Community": The mission and vision of an achievable society from Coretta Scott King, wife of MLK, Jr. and founder of The King Center, is a spiritual bond that claims the energies and commitment of a diverse group of people who desire to serve a cause larger than themselves. The Beloved Community is fueled by unconditional love, feels like family, and transcends race, religion, and class.
BHCC Resources: For additional information, consider visiting the following Library and Learning Commons resources:
- Films and Digital Resources: https://bhcc.kanopy.com/category/11269h
- Films on Demand: https://fod-infobase-com.proxy16.noblenet.org/p_Search.aspx?rd=a&sortby=Copyright_Date&sliderID=770
Access is free but requires a BHCC Library barcode and password. You may obtain both by filling out a request form at https://bhcc-mass.lib