Black History Month
In recognition of Black History Month during February 2023, COCC is honored to welcome speakers and programs that highlight Black triumph. We will celebrate the past and present triumphs of the Black community while continuing our efforts to challenge oppressive systems and strive toward a more equitable future.
The Hate U Give
Friday, February 3, 6-8 p.m. PST
COCC Bend Campus
Hitchcock Auditorium-Pioneer 201
Short discussion after event
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds – the poor, mostly black neighborhood
where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy
balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting
of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from
all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's
Black Excellence Talent Show
COCC students and community will be able to showcase their many talents through monologues,
spoken word, poetry, performance art, comedy, singing, and dancing, in celebration
of Black History Month. There will be a spoken word performance by Mosley Wotta as
well and other community members. If students or the community want to participate
please contact Marcus LeGrand, at email@example.com or call (541) 330-4376
Saturday, February 11, 6-8 p.m. PST
COCC Bend Campus
Pinckney Performaning Arts Center, Pence Hall
Virtual Conversation with Kim Johnson, author of This is My America
Tuesday, February 21, 5-6 p.m. PST
Join author Kim Johnson and Afrocentric Program
Coordinator Marcus LeGrand in a conversation on
this year’s Season of Nonviolence book discussion
selection, This is My America.
Participants will have an opportunity to engage in Q & A with the author.
Registration required: Conversation with Kim Johnson
Also view our archive of Black History Month speakers and videos of their presentations.
For more information, contact Marcus LeGrand, COCC's Afrocentric Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.