BCC Honors Black History Month

2024 Events

Welcome! Don't miss BCC's Black History Month events, including BCC Alumni Panel: Black Excellence and Joy.

BCC is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Contact Erica Barreto at ebarreto@berkshirecc.edu or 413-236-1613 to request disability accommodations.

Call and Response: National Freedom Day

Thursday, Feb. 1 – 29
One Stop and SBA Lounge

National Freedom Day is an annual memorial to the signing of the 13th Amendment by President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Stop by the SBA Lounge and/or OneStop to learn more about this holiday and take a moment to reflect on what freedom means to you. We will be collecting anonymous responses to the freedom prompt all month long. At the end of February, all responses will be shared to visually represent what freedom means to our community.


Ice Cream Party

Supporting Black-owned businesses

Thursday, Feb. 8, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
SBA Lounge

Cravins Soft Serve and Frozen Yogurt will host a pop-up on campus. Stop by the SBA Lounge for a free scoop of ice cream. Yes, it's the middle of winter but who doesn't love free ice cream?


Spotlight on Black Voices: A Writing Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Writing Center (M-401)

Professor Liesl Schwabe will facilitate Spotlight on "Black Voices: A Writing Workshop." Join us for an hour where we will read, write, and reflect on prominent Black voices, past and present. All are welcome to attend.


BCC Alumni Panel: Black Excellence and Joy

Thursday, Feb. 29, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
M-317

Today, more than ever, it's crucial for our students to hear from leaders and role models who have overcome many of the same challenges they may face as undergraduates. This panel discussion will share stories that celebrate the remarkable achievements of Black alumni to spur a spirit of excellence among our undergrads.

Lunch will be provided. Registration required.


Learn More

All month long, stop by the library for great reads and relevant resources.