Black History Month

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LaGuardia Celebrates Black History Month

LaGuardia Community College celebrates Black History Month during the month of February with a variety of activities and events hosted across campus. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the celebration was the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. LaGuardia’s event schedule is listed below.

Wednesday, September 13

La Casa’s Fall Open House
2-4 p.m. | M-Building, M-141

Tuesday, September 26

El Coro de LaGuardia-Latinx Mixer
12-3 p.m. | E-Building, Poolside Café and Cobblestone Courtyard

Wednesday, September 27

Film Screening and Discussion: “Faith in Blackness: an Exploration of AfroLatine Spirituality”
2-4 p.m. | E-Building, E-501

Tuesday, October 03

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Screening – “Under the Same Moon”
1-3 p.m. | E-Building, Poolside Café

Author Visit: Colombian Author Liliana Castillo Mosquera
4:30-6 p.m. | E-Building, E-501

Tuesday, October 10

Boat People: A Conversation
6:30-8 p.m. | Online (Zoom)

Thursday, October 12

Being 3 by Carla Tomassini
1-3:30 p.m. | E-Building, E-111