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Celebrate Black History Month
February 2014

Black Empowerment 2014 Black History Month

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend a calendar of cultural enrichment activities at De Anza to commemorate Black History Month throughout February.

The King You Didn't Know: A MLK Teach-In and Campus Celebration to Honor Dr. King
Tuesday, Feb. 4 • Noon-3 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Room A&B
An interactive learning experience celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Facilitated by the Black Leadership Collective, this event will highlight Dr. King’s activism,
advocacy and many lesser-known accomplishments.

Martin Luther King Jr. with microphone

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education."  
~Martin Luther King, Jr.


1st Thursday Poetry
Thursday, Feb. 6 • 5-7 p.m. • Euphrat Museum of Art (VPAC)
A monthly event sponsored by the 4 Elements Hip-Hop Club.
This event is open to student poets, singers, rappers, dancers and other performance artists.
Kick-off reception will immediately precede Open Mic.

Third Thursday Film Screening & Dialogue: The Central Park Five
Thursday, Feb. 20
6-9 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Room B  • Funded by DASB
Join the African American Studies Department and the Black Leadership Collective for a screening of this documentary about the Central Park jogger case. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film and the impact of the prison-industrial complex on the black community.

Scholarship Luncheon - POSTPONED to April, Date TBA
Thursday, Feb. 27
11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Rooms A&B
$20 Faculty & Staff, $15 Students ($25 at the door)
Please join the De Anza College African Ancestry Association as we raise funds and awareness
for our African Ancestry Student Scholarships. All proceeds from this event will benefit the AAA scholarship fund for De Anza students.

African-American Student Summit SEE TIME CHANGE
Thursday, Feb. 27
Noon-3 p.m. • Campus Center, Conference Rooms A&B
The Black Leadership Collective invites you to this panel discussion and workshop around
issues affecting students of African ancestry on the De Anza College campus.


Funded by the Black History Month Events Planning Committee & African Ancestry Faculty Association. Sponsored by African American Studies Department, Black Leadership Collective (BLC), and the Equity Office. 

Contact Julie Lewis at for more information about BHM events. Other BHM committee members include Michele LeBleu-Burns at and Veronica Neal at

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