Black history is American history and this month, Skyline College has a variety of events to honor the Black diaspora aligned with the national theme of Health and Wellness. The month kicked off at College Hour on February 2 with tabling from the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC), the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Umoja-ASTEP Learning Community.

On Friday, February 4, the Skyline College and Cañada College Black Student Unions hosted a mixer allowing students to get to know each other and discuss their goals and issues that affect them followed by a fun round of Kahoot! testing their knowledge of the movie Friday.

The Stewardship for Equity, Equal Employment and Diversity (SEEED) Committee’s Black/African American Students task group hosted a Spring Welcome Back & Open House on February 8 and 9 introducing students to resources on campus such as TRiO, Brothers Achieving Milestones (BAM), Black Student Union, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Umoja-ASTEP and Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy (WMLA).

Students, staff and faculty were given an in-depth lecture by Dr. Tony Jackson mixing psychology and history for “Health and Wellness through the Lens of Black Psychology” on Wednesday, February 9. If you missed this fantastic workshop, you can view the recording on the ASSC YouTube page.

Next Week’s Events

Monday, February 14: All About Love: Celebrating bell hooks’ Love Ethic – Share your favorite excerpts from bell hooks or other cherished artists or even your own personal works related to the theme of love.

February 16 & 22: Belonging at Skyline College: Fostering a Culture of Place – A discussion series centers on the reflections of our Black students, faculty, and administrators/staff at Skyline College.

February 17: Structural Racism in Healthcare: How to Show Up for Mothers of Color – Black mothers are six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than their white counterparts, higher than the national average. How do we address this?

Learn more about this year’s Black History Month events and updates on the ASSC Padlet:

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