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During the month of February, NHCC will be offering a variety of programs to engage in online and in person, to honor and celebrate Black History Month. Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to NHCC students, faculty, staff and community members. Join us!

NHCC’s UPlift Women (Employees-only Virtual Meeting)

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Time: 12pm

Please email Eda Watts for the link

The Power in Community, Healing, and Justice

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Time: 11am – 12:30pm,

Location: Hybrid, CBT Grand Hall and online

Zoom Link: 

Password: 622911

This NHCC Panel discussion will include special guest, Marcellus Davis, Brooklyn Park’s Racial Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, (pictured below). 

Photo of City of Brooklyn Park Employee, Marcellus Davis

Black Student Unions: Foundation for Student Support, Activism, Consciousness and Change

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022

Time: 9am – 10:30am 

Zoom ID: 941 1897 4560


*We will have live captioning and ASL interpreting available*

Students, faculty, and community members are welcome to join in NHCC’s Academic Black Table Talk, along with Minnesota State’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, for our virtual spring kick off in celebrating Black History Month.

Born out of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the first organization to call itself a Black Student Union, started at San Francisco State University in 1966. Since then, thousands of African American students have found refuge, voice, and community within the college setting through their campus Black Student Union/Association (BSU/BSA).

We will hear from scholar practitioners, Dr. Eda Watts, Associate Vice President of Equity & Inclusion, North Hennepin Community College, Alexander Hines, Director of Justice, Equity & Inclusion - MLK/PES Program, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, and current Minnesota State BSU student leaders on the:

  • History of Black Student Unions;
  • Continued and future impacts of BSUs; and
  • Supporting role BSUs provide in a student’s identity development and academic success

Power Hour explores Strange Fruit

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022

Time: 10am – 11am

Zoom Link: 

This event will examine Billie Holiday’s legendary contributions as a jazz vocalist and consider how she used her song Strange Fruit, to protest mass lynching’s in America.

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