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Diversity Inclusion Calendar Highlights

February  Highlights

February is Black History Month Since 1976, the month designated to remember the contributions of people of the African diaspora. This year, Black History Month returns to its roots with a new focus on black family ties.  The theme for 2021, “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity”   

Things You Should Know about Black History Month

 Black History Month Virtual Festival

National Black History Month Facts

Slavery and the Making of America

Black Freedom Struggle in the US Resources

African American History Month Resources from the National Constitution Center

February 1: National Freedom Day celebrates the signing of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery in 1865.

 February 1: February 1, 1960, Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil set out to change the segregation laws while studying at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College; the men took a seat at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro.

February 4: Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Ala. At age 42, she worked as a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., and was a prominent NAACP member. Rosa Parks, the activist whose arrest started the Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 9:      Bernard Harris Jr. becomes the first African American to walk in space in 1995.

February 11: 1st Campus Community Read Virtual Book Discussion of White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via ZOOM (See Flyer for additional dates & times)  Contact Dean Stroman 

February 12:  The NAACP started on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

February 14: St. Valentine’s Day, a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus. Typically associated with romantic love and celebrated by people expressing their love via gifts.

February 14: Frederick Douglass was one of the most eminent human rights leaders of the 19th century. His oratorical and literary brilliance thrust him into the forefront of the U.S. abolition movement. He became the first Black citizen to hold a high rank in the U.S. government.  Frederick Douglass was an inspiration for the selection of February as Black History Month: though his actual birth date was unknown, he chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14, and died February 20, 1895.

February 15: Nirvana Day, the commemoration of Buddha’s death at the age of 80, when he reached the zenith of Nirvana. February 8 is an alternative date of observance.

February 15: Presidents Day is, a federally recognized celebration in the United States of George Washington’s birthday and every president proceeding Washington.

February 15 & 17: Virtual Festival presented by SCC’s Effective Communication Association Club Submission             Information on the Virtual Festival

February 16: Mardi Gras, the last day for Catholics to indulge before Ash Wednesday, starts the sober weeks of fasting accompanying Lent. The term “Mardi Gras” is significantly associated with the carnival celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras 2021 falls on Tuesday.

February 17: Ash Wednesday is chiefly marked by feasting and celebration, which traditionally preceded the Lenten fast February 17, 2021 – April 1, 2021. Various Christian denominations observe it.

February 18: Campus Community Read Virtual Book Discussion White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via ZOOM     Pre Registration is required.  Contact Dean Alfreda Stroman 

February 20:  World Day of Social Justice encourages people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration. The five main social justice principles include access to resources, equity, participation, diversity, and human rights.

February 26: AFRO BLUE Jazz Ensemble from Howard University formed by Connaitre Miller in 2002. In their 19th year of existence, Afro Blue, the dynamic vocal jazz ensemble from Howard University, has performed to wide critical acclaim. Singing music similar to the styles of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, and Take 6, while adding their unique sound, Afro Blue continues to maintain a standard of excellence from year to year.  Time :  7:30 pm

Join Zoom link here:  https://zoom.us/j/95658392799?pwd=NTRRRUdLTUZiS3FSaHpObUxmc2huUT09


February 25: Hiram Rhodes Revels sworn in as the first African American senator in 1870.

February 26: Carter G. Woodson started Negro History Week. This week would later become Black History Month.

Ted Talk links on the Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom:

John Lewis

Bryan Stevenson

Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students:

What Being Hispanic and Latinx Means in the United States | Fernanda Ponce | TEDxDeerfield

A Conversation About Growing Up Black

A Conversation With White People On Race

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias

SCC Diversity Committee Members 2020-2021
Associate Professor Madie Ash
Associate Dean Kimberly Blue
Professor Sarah Bumgarner
Faculty Secretary Dana Cuellar
Professor Matthew Dial
AVP Human Resources Wendy Dodson
VP Germaine Elkins
HR Specialist Marina Figueroa
Sociology Instructor
Dr. Maulin (Chris) Herring
Associate Professor Johnnerlyn Johnson
Professor Cathy Kruska
Dr. Celethia McMillian
Instructor Alex Patti
Associate Professor William "Bill" Pope
Professor Daniel Regalado
Instructor Sue Sheets
Professor Nevius Toney
Dean Julie Voigt
Professor Kim Wade
Associate Professor Wei Xiong
SCC Ethnic Race Demographics    
Count% of TotalCount% of Total
Am Ind1363%60.02
Asian531%1less than 1%
Foreign10less than 1%00
Hawaiin/Pac Isl8less than 1%00
Multi Races2034%00
Grand Total4588264
SCC Gender %    
Count% of TotalCount% of Total