Black History Events

Laurel Ridge Community College hosts a number of events in celebration of Black History.

Celebrate Black History Month
Black History Event Poster

Tuesday, Feb 6 at 3:30pm: Student Leadership Speaker Series w/ Lamarr Womble. Lamarr shares his story and essential parts of his college life of turning weakness to strength then learning how to turn that strength into influence. This keynote will help any student…

  1. Focus on having a growth mindset
  2. Help them build community around their passions
  3. Will help them build confidence in themselves by knowing their values
  4. Teach them about leadership and managing their personal boundaries
  5. Prepare them to have a bigger impact at school or on campus through leadership

Join the session via Zoom.

Monday, Feb 12 & Tuesday, Feb 13 from 12pm-2pm: Student Life @ the Movies – Harriet. Stop in for a screening of the 2019 film starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Janelle Monae. About the film: From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told. Fauquier screening in The Barn & Middletown screening in the McCoy Theatre.

Thursday, Feb 15 at 6:30pm-8:30pm: Historically Black Colleges & Universities Virtual Transfer Showcase. Have you thought about what’s next after Laurel Ridge? Maybe your journey includes a Historically Black College or University. Come learn about who they are what they have to offer. Register here.

Monday, Feb 19 at 12:30pm-1:30pm: Zuzu African Acrobats in Corron Conference Center. Hailing from Tanzania, ZUZU AFRICAN ACROBATS celebrate the two thousand year old Bantu culture of East Africa. Each member of the cast has received special instructions from elders in the Bagamoyo Arts and Cultural Institute to perform these ancient traditions to audiences around the world. Some of the highlights of this training include proficiency with the ngoma (drum), contortion (ubishi wa solo), dish spinning (sahani inazunguka), chair balance (kusawazisha kiti), unicycles and bicycle tricks (baiskeli), human pyramids (mazoezi ya viungo) and much more all to the sounds of African beats!  The grace, beauty and strength of Africa stands as living testimony presented through living human art and entertainment. All are welcome!

Tuesday, Feb 20 at 3:00pm-3:45: Virtual Black History Trivia. Join librarian Kerry on Zoom and compete via Kahoot for prizes and bragging rights. Register here!

Questions about these events? Email [email protected].