Black History Month Events

Black History Month is an important observance in the U.S., and we want to provide our students with a number of opportunities to engage in activities that lead to thoughtful and informed discussion about the contributions and achievement​ of African Americans throughout our nation’s history.

For Black History Month, RCTC Student Life, in collaboration with​ the Diversity Council, Winona State University, University of Minnesota-Rochester, RCTC Multicultural Services​, and RCTC English Department, have collaborated to bring to RCTC a diverse array of events in celebration of this month.  

We hope to see you and your students at these events!

Feb. 12

“Of Ebony Embers” by Core Ensemble – RCTC Hill Theatre 11 a.m. Matinee and 6:30 p.m. Performance

“Of Ebony Embers – vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance,” a chamber music theatre work for actor and accompanist celebrating the lives of the great African-American poets as seen through the eyes of the great muralist and painter Aaron Douglas. The musical score includes works by jazz giants as well as concert musicians.

Feb. 14

“This Is Me,” a student fashion show – RCTC Cafeteria 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

“This is me,” a student fashion show, is a showcase of the diversity of humanity represented by the student body at the college, whether by gender, age, ethnicity, religious background, or sexual orientation. We want to present, honor, embrace and respect the diverse cultures and values summed up in our student body, as well as promote love of others, and love of self.

Feb. 23

Film showing: “Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed”– RCTC Hill Theatre 12 p.m.

A documentary about Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and her bid for president.

Feb. 28

Diversity Day– Heintz Center Commons 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

We end our Black History Month event series with Diversity Day. We want to honor, embrace, and recognize the cultural diversity and values summed up in our student body. ​There will be a variety of activities to help students to celebrate the richness of the world’s cultures.

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