KCC celebrates Black History Month with community events in February

Kellogg Community College will continue its annual celebration of Black History Month next month with a series of community events focused on the African American experience.

All Black History Month events at KCC are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated and take place on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

Community-wide Sing-along: Traditional Hymns and African American Spirituals

A Project of the Sacred Music Certificate Program
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center Auditorium

KCC’s popular community hymn and spirituals sing-along event returns to campus! KCC Vocal Arts Director Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard will lead the audience in singing traditional Christian hymns and African American spirituals favored across a variety of denominations.

Students of Color Club Pep Rally

5:30 p.m. (women’s basketball game) and 7:30 p.m. (men’s basketball game) Wednesday, Feb. 15
Miller Physical Education Building

Join the Students of Color Club in cheering on the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on rivals Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Go Bruins!

Soul Food Luncheon

$5 for students, $10 general public
11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21
Binda Performing Arts Center Lobby

A popular Black History Month favorite at KCC, the Soul Food Luncheon returns this year with a menu including items from some of Battle Creek’s most delectable Black-owned eateries. Tickets are limited, so arrive early!

Black-owned Business Showcase

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23
Student Center

This event welcomes Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and supporters to KCC in order to collaborate, network and strengthen relationships in our local community. Join us to celebrate an array of enterprising offerings!

Hustle Dance Class with Crystal Hall

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
Kellogg Room

A funky international disco dance craze rooted in African American culture! Join instructor Crystal Hall as she teaches the basics of the Hustle.

For more information about Black History Month events at KCC, visit kellogg.edu/bhm or contact KCC’s Student Life office at 269-565-2634 or studentlife@kellogg.edu.

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