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STLCC-Florissant Valley Celebrates African American History Month

St. Louis Community College has several events planned to honor the contributions of African Americans. The following are a few AAHM events that STLCC-Florissant Valley will host.

A Walk Among Legends
Through February | Various times | Various areas on campus, see tour sheet

The "A Walk Among Legends" display highlights legendary, and in some cases, little-known African Americans who made noteworthy contributions to society. Several departments, disciplines, offices and programs decorated office doors, bulletin boards or hallways with African American leaders for the walk. Students, employees and guests are invited to record a fact they learned about at least 10 legends during the walk on a tour sheet. Those who complete and submit the sheet to the president's or vice president's office by Monday, Feb. 28, will win a prize. (There are approximately 400 prizes, and the first 50 participants will receive an extra special prize.)

The African American Image in Film
Feb. 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual, registration is required

Renee Thomas Woods, associate professor of communications, and Cathy Reilly, retired instruction librarian, will present a lecture on "The African American Image in Film."

For more information, contact Thomas Woods at 314-513-4465.

A Morning With Jon Goode
Feb. 24 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Terry M. Fischer Theatre

Jon GoodeJon Goode, Emmy-nominated poet, novelist and playwright, will give a spoken-word performance. He has had work featured on CNN, HBO, TVOne, BET, Nick@Nite, MTV, Comedy Central, and TV Land.

A Q&A session and book signing will follow the performance. Copies of his books "Mydas" and "Conduit" will be available for purchase, but the first 25 students to attend will receive a free copy of one of the books.

As a bonus to this event, the sticky notes that were submitted leading up to the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will also be on display in the theatre.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Perkins, Ed.D., campus president, at 314-513-4537.

Women on the Move Panel
Feb. 28 | noon-12:50 p.m. | Student Center, Multipurpose Room and virtual

As part of this panel discussion, local Black women will present how they are succeeding in corporate America, politics and the justice system. Panelists are Jennifer Curtis, ED, head of rural operations at Rabo Agrifinance (STLCC-Florissant Valley alumna); Ella Jones, city of Ferguson mayor; and Sharonda Shahid, attorney at law. These three women will share their obstacles to balancing personal and professional lives, how they attained their current roles, and their plans for the future. Above all, they will share insights as to how it can be done. 

For more information, contact LaRhonda Wilson, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, at 314-513-4390.

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