College celebrating Black History Month with upcoming events for college, community

In honor of Black History Month, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting three college and community events next month and two additional events over the course of spring semester.

DETAILS:

“BLACKKKlansman” screening and discussion
1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6  in the Student Life Center, room 121, 3701 Dean Drive in Fort Wayne
“BLACKKKlansman” is Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed movie based on a true story. An African-American detective infiltrates the KKK with the help of a Jewish partner. Together, they try to take down the KKK (2018). Lunch will be served, and the movie will be followed by a Q/A session by Associate Professor Lisa Beringer.

“Speaking Truth to Power: Trending Topics on Diversity” with guest speaker Dr. Jodi Merriday
1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Coliseum Campus auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne
Dr. Jodi Merriday is a multiculturalism speaker and facilitator. Her program “Speak Truth to Power: Trending Topics on Diversity” introduces participants to five tools that cultivate social intelligence, bridge building, and inclusivity. The dialogue unpacks prejudice and will enable participants to cultivate meaningful diverse relationships.

African American Read-In
Noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Student Life Center commons on North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive in Fort Wayne
Ivy Tech employees and students will honor famous African American authors and playwrights by reading their works. Food will be available.

ALSO THIS SEMESTER:

Michelle Obama Book Discussion
1 to 2 p.m. March 20 on Coliseum Campus auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne, room TBD
Participants will read and discuss passages from Michelle Obama’s new book “Becoming Michelle Obama.”

Harryette Mullen History & Poetry Tributes
Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 24 in the Coliseum Campus auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne
Professor Steven Livley will be giving a presentation about Harryette Mullen, famous African American poet and author. Students will read self-written poems based on Mullen’s work.

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