Wednesday , 20 June 2018

Collin College Celebrates African American History Month

Collin College has slated a series of events to honor African American History Month throughout February.

This year’s theme is “African American Women of the Past and the Present,” focusing on the impact of African American women in history, culture, pop culture and more.

All events are free and open to the public.

This year’s African American History Month at Collin College includes:

·         The Help: 6:30 p.m. – Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus
A screening of the acclaimed film The Help, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

·         “Music Revue”: 7 p.m. – Friday, Feb. 3 – Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
“Music Revue” co-presented by the Greater Frisco Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. This event will highlight African American contributions to music, politics and entertainment. Register by Jan. 31 at

·         The Help: 2:30 p.m. – Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
A screening of the acclaimed film The Help, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

·         Cooking In Other Women’s Kitchen’s: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960:

11 a.m.-noon – lunch from noon-12:45 p.m.  – Monday, Feb. 10 – Living Legends Conference Center
Rebecca Sharpless, professor of history at TCU and author of Cooking In Other Women’s Kitchens, will present about her book and host a question-and-answer session afterward.

·         For Colored Girls: 6:30 p.m. – Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Living Legends Conference Center
A screening of Tyler Perry’s adaptation of the Obie-winning stage play by Ntozake Shange, constructed as a series of poetic vignettes that collectively explore the lives of modern African American women

·         “Celebration of African American Women in the Arts”
2:30 p.m. — Thursday, Feb. 16 – Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
A series of presentations spotlighting African American women in art, music, dance and literature.

·         Soul Food Luncheon
Noon – Friday, Feb. 17 – Central Park Campus Conference Center
The annual event changes venue to the Central Park Campus and will feature the work of the Collin College Institute for Hospitality and Culinary Education. Bring a dish to share.

·         “Women’s Forum: Historical and Contemporary View of African American Women”
11 a.m.-1 p.m.  – Thursday, Feb. 23 – Living Legends Conference Center
A panel of local leaders will address historical and current issues impacting women. Panelists will include community activist and educator, Myrtle Hightower and Priscilla Wilson, senior managing director for the city of Garland.

·         Color Adjustment
2:30 p.m. – Monday, Feb. 27 – Central Park Campus Conference Center
A screening of the documentary Color Adjustment from the Auteur Film Series. The 1992 film traces the evolution of the black image in television.

·         A Day In The Life Of …
1-3 p.m. – Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center
A presentation by Dominique Revue Productions showcasing the eras of broadcast radio, supper clubs and stage shows based on the nostalgia of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Central Park Campus is located at 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. The Preston Ridge Campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The Spring Creek Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

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