Team Matters spoke with Jimmy Cheffin from the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and Keyiona Johnson, vice president of the Black Student Union, about different events planned at the college for Black History Month.
“13th” movie showing
Thursday, Feb. 1, from 12:30-3 p.m.
This event, presented by the Black Student Union (BSU), includes a movie showing and panel discussion. Food will be provided. This free event is open to faculty, staff and students.
Black and Brilliant: Participation in the Political Process
Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1-3 p.m.
This panel features Everett Mitchell, Mahlon Mitchell, Sabrina Madison, Ali Muldrow, Mandela Nelson, Harold Rayford and Joe Parisi. It is provided by students of BSU and United Common Ground and is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 12-1 p.m.
Truax Campus Room D1630
The Military Resource Conference presents speaker Marcia Anderson. In 2011, she became Army's first black female reserve officer to obtain the rank of major general. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.
Real World Conversations at South Campus: The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer by Corey Soffold
Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
In this free event sponsored by Wisconsin Humanities Council and their Working Lives Project, and Madison College, Officer Saffold will address the paradox of being a Black officer during a time when police are viewed as an enemy and are often not trusted, especially among the African-American community. It is open to faculty, staff, students and the general public. Register here.
Published January 31, 2018.