Ivy Tech Community College to Celebrate Black History Month with several events statewide

INDIANAPOLIS – This year, Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events at its campuses statewide.


More than 28 events will be hosted at various campuses as highlighted below.


Valparaiso Campus

  • February 16, 11 a.m. (CST), Campus Auditorium, a performance by the African Descendant Society of Gary, Indiana.


Gary Campus

  • February 23, Noon (CST), Multipurpose Room, Speaker Quentin P. Smith, Tuskegee Airman.
  • February 28, Noon (CST), Multipurpose Room, Master Illusionist Walter King, Jr. will present “The Legacy of Black Magicians.”


Terre Haute Campus

  • The campus has invited students to participate in a Black History Month YouTube Contest.  Students have been asked to create a video describing what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech means to them and enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.  Deadline to submit videos and an official entry form is available at www.ivytech.edu/wabashvalley/youtube.


Richmond Campus

  • February 8, 6 p.m., Stidham Auditorium in Johnson Hall, viewing of the film Tuskegee Airmen.
  • February 17, 6 p.m., Johnson Hall, Michael Fosberg will present his autobiographical play Incognito.


Bloomington Campus

  • February 9, Noon, Student Commons, Indiana University African-American Dance Company performance.
  • February 16, Noon, Room C-132, a diversity panel discussion featuring Eric Love, Director of the Indiana University Office of Diversity Education.  The panel will discuss the topic of “Why Black History Month is Still Relevant.”


Lafayette Campus

  • February 7, Noon-2 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1112, viewing of the documentary “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years Parts III and IV: Ain’t Scared of Your Jails and No Easy Walk.”
  • February 8, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1112, viewing of the documentary “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years Parts V and VI: This America and Bridge to Freedom.”
  • February 9, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1112, viewing of the documentary “4 Little Girls: The Story of Four Young Girls Who Paid the Price for a Nation’s Ignorance.”
  • February 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1120, viewing of the documentary “Freedom Riders: Could you get on the bus?”
  • February 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1120, viewing of the documentary “Prom Night in Mississippi.”
  • February 15, 12:30-2 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1120, viewing of the documentary “Soundtrack for a Revolution: Every Generation Finds Its Voice.”
  • February 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Ivy Hall Room 1120, viewing of the documentary “With All Deliberate Speed: A Look at the Landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education.”


Fort Wayne Campus

  • February 9, 5 to 7 p.m., North Campus Student Life Building Room SL513, the campus will host “Desegregation vs. Integration: American Society 55 Years after the Little Rock Nine.” The evening will feature a screening of the HBO Documentary “Little Rock Central: 50 Years later,” with a post-film discussion led by Joy Giguere, assistant professor of history.
  • February 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. North Campus, Student Life Gymnasium, Black History Month Celebration including food, poetry, music and more.


Indianapolis Campus

  • February 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Illinois-Fall Creek Center Food Court, Brown Bag Lunch Series discussion, “Black Women Olympians.”
  • February 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lawrence Campus, Brown Bag Lunch Series discussion, “Black Women Olympians.”
  • February 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Illinois-Fall Creek Center, Black History Month Celebration.
  • February 24, noon to 2 p.m. North Meridian Center Auditorium, Author and TV Host Toure.


Madison Campus

  • February 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lecture Hall, Jean-Robert Cadet, an advocate for children enslaved in the Haitian Restavek system, will speak.


Evansville Campus

  • February 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Commons, the Ivy Tech Diversity Activities Committee will sponsor “Taste of Ages” featuring a variety of soul food items to sample.


Anderson Campus

  • February 24, 11 a.m., Diversity Luncheon.


South Bend Campus

  • February 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Cybercafe, Black Student Union Renaissance Talent Show.
  • February 22, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s College Carroll Auditorium, Apollo Night Talent Show.
  • February 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cybercafe, A Taste of Soul Food Luncheon.



  • February 9, noon, Poling Hall Room 200, Emmy Award winning reporter Daniel Miller will speak.  A light lunch will be provided.
  • February 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Poling Hall Room 217, “Wake Up the Dreamer!” presented by Jarvis Cooper.


Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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