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Roundtable Discussion: Civility, Students, and You. Moving Past manners.; Monday, Jan. 9, 1 p.m., Meramec Campus Student Center Room 125.

Play: A New World
7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11; Black Box Theater; John Burroughs High School, 755 S. Price Road; St. Louis, MO 63124. A New World is a one-act play by Gitana Productions. Experience the stories of three amazing women from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Republic of the Congo. Learn how they came to St. Louis with the hope of healing their old-world wounds.

“Diversi-Tea” – Thursday, Jan. 19, Student Center 11am-1pm. Meramec Campus

Forest Park Campus celebrates Social Justice Week; Commemorating the Past and Synergizing for the Future. Events scheduled are as follows:

Monday, Jan. 23
6 p.m. (reception); 7 p.m. (tribute); Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts Theatre

An Evening of Commemoration to Observe the 100-Year Mark of the Devastation of the East St. Louis Riots; Speakers include Eugene B. Redmond and Dr. Karla Scott, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, St. Louis University. Music Tribute by True Light Baptist Church.

Hosted by: St. Louis Community College at Forest Park and the East St. Louis 1917 Centennial Commission & Cultural Initiative

Tuesday, Jan. 24
12:30–1:45 p.m.; SC Café East
Lunch-n-Learn: How Social Justice Impacts the Student Experience
Presenters will define Social Justice, explore its impact in Higher Education, discuss the myths of social justice and how it influences the student experience.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
12:30-1:30 p.m.; BA 105
Roundtable “The Role of Social Justice in Today’s Society
Join us in a safe space to voice concerns, ask questions and generate ideas.

Thursday, Jan. 26 10-11 a.m.; SC Café West
Know Your Rights Panel Discussion: Come listen to a discussion of civil rights and new laws passed within the state and how they affect you. The panel will consist of various community advocacy and legal aid organizations and individuals.

Friday, Jan. 27
10-11 a.m.; William J. Harrison Education Center
Community Guided Meditation/Yoga Session: Join us for a guided meditation led by Certified Yoga instructor, Amber Howlett. Please bring a yoga mat and towel to participate.

February: Black History Month

A History of African American Music
7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2; John Burroughs High School, 755 S. Price Road; St. Louis, MO 63124. A concert featuring acclaimed jazz artists Anita Jackson and Peter Martin (JBS parent). Enjoy the music of our featured artists as they take us on a journey through the evolution of African American music.

Florissant Valley African American Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, Feb. 1
African American Heritage Celebration Kick-Off Celebration
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Center, MPR

  • African Dance Troupe
  • Re-enactment by Barnes Bradshaw, Missouri History Museum
  • Musical Performance

Free Soul Food
Sponsored by Campus Life and Student Government Association and Clubs

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Triple Threat: Women’s Acts of Resistance in African American Literature
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Student Center, PDR-A
Organized by Dr. Lonetta Oliver, Associate Professor of English
Join us for a conversation regarding America’s Peculiar Institution as we discuss the specific ways slavery impacted women.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Ferguson Fault Lines: Race Quake that Rocked a Nation
12 - 2:30 p.m., Instructional Resources, Third Floor
Lecture presented by Kimberly Norwood J.D., Washington University – St. Louis, Missouri
Kimberly Norwood, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, will speak at the Florissant Valley campus on Feb. 9, 2017 as part of the St Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Library’s Enrichment Seminar Series. She is the editor of a new book, Ferguson's Fault Lines: the Race Quake that Rocked a Nation and will discuss the impact that Ferguson has had on our local community as well as the nation.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Women Helping Women: “Make that Money! Personal Finance Tips for Women”
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Student Center, PDR-A
Facilitated by Lynn Selders, Instructor II of Business Administration
Women Helping Women is a soft-skills seminar series designed to build community and provide STLCC students with the skills they need to be successful in life. All are welcome, but the content specifically targets women. Join us for this session as we discuss finance, budgets, investing and other economic concerns of women.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Student Center, MPR
Organized by Dr. Lonetta Oliver, Associate Professor of English
You’ve heard of Jesse Owens’ historic performance in the 1936 Olympics. What you probably don’t know is that there were 18 African American athletes who traveled and competed in Nazi Germany. Olympic Pride, American Prejudice tells the stories of these brave young men and women who endured racial segregation in the United States only to represent this country on a global stage. Director and writer Deborah Riley Draper and narrator Blair Underwood presents moments of American history that might have been forgotten. Facilitated by Lynn Selders, Instructor II of Business Administration

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Lunch and Learn
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Student Center, MPR
Lecture presented by Dr. Linda Collins, History Department
160 Years of African American Freedom Leaders and Freedom Songs: 1850’s to 2010’s

Thursday, Feb. 16
Strange Fruit
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Student Center, MPR
Organized by Rosita Lewis, TRIO. Strange Fruit was directed, produced and written by Eric Karlos Ward and co-produced by Sherre Ward. The film reflects the past as it relates to the present in regards to the racial climate with the current situation in the African American community. KUT-NUP Productions has produced a documentary film that delves into the history of lynching in America and brings new light to a very dark subject matter.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Poetry Club Open Mic; Noon – 3 p.m., Student Center, MPR; Organized by Regina Popper, English Department
The Poetry Club’s annual Winter Open Mic event offers students, staff and the community a chance to share their original poetry (spoken word or traditional) as well as brief political or social issues speech in honor of African American History Month. Brief original song and music is also welcomed as musical interludes.

Thursday, Feb. 23
“The Real McCoys”
Lunch and Learn
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Student Center, MPR; Organized by Carla Jordan, Career and Technical Education Retention Specialist
This workshop presented by Carla Jordan will introduce students to the Real McCoy leaders in the fields of Career and Technical Education (CTE) such as arts & communications, business, engineering, health services, human services, and sciences. Format: Presentation/Panel Discussion

Monday, Feb. 27
Women Helping Women: “Woman, Protect Thyself: Recognizing the Cycle of Abuse”
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Student Center PDR-B
Organized by Emily Lasek, Counseling Department
Women Helping Women is a soft skills seminar series designed to build community while providing professional development and coping strategies training to the women of our campus and community. Professor Lasek is a full-time counselor at the Florissant Valley campus and will be focusing on recognizing "Gaslighting" as an abuse tactic.