Featured Event

President's Distinguished African-American Lecturer Series/CBC Keynote Wes Moore:  One Name, Two Fates

Tuesday, February 14  11:10 AM-12:30 PM

Catonsville, Quad between Barn and Student Services Building

Wes Moore is a decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of BridgeEdU, a national initiative focusing on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the Freshman Year of college. He is also the author two instant New York Times bestselling books, The Other Wes Moore, a story of the importance of individual decisions as well as community support, and The Work, which chronicles Wes’s journey to discover meaning in his work and how he found that meaning in service. Most recently he released, This Way Home, a young adult novel about the choices we make and the friendships we keep. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available in the Offices of Student Life at Catonsville and Dundalk, as well as the Box Office on the Essex Campus.

Catonsville Events

Community Engagement and Activism through Education

Thursday, April 6, 9:35 AM-11:10 AM

Catonsville Campus, The Barn

Community Engagement and Activism through Education will be a panel presentation highlighting the partnership that CCBC has built with Reading Partners and AVID. Students from the Black Male Think Tank, Honors Program, and several Education, English, and Sociology classes have been engaging in service through tutoring in Baltimore City and County schools, either through community service or service-learning efforts. Highlighting these ongoing partnerships that showcase how students have demonstrated agency to address real world community concerns around education is the main goal of the panel presentation. Additionally, the panel presentation will offer ideas for service and advocacy efforts around education for students. Simultaneously, we also hope to build in the opportunity for students to showcase their service-learning and other community engagement work through a poster/video presentation across the hall.

Contact Amy Pucino: apucino@ccbcmd.edu

Jane Elliott Comes to CCBC

Wednesday, April 26, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Catonsville Campus, Center for the Arts Theater

Internationally noted speaker Jane Elliott, creator of the "Blue Eye Brown Eye Project," will bring her message of acceptance to CCBC. Elliott speaks on the dangers of racism, prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination in a hard-hitting, straightforward manner that challenges audience members to examine their own biases. Noting the importance of how one's society emphasizes divisiveness, she uses practical lessons to demonstrate the need for acceptance of all people. Come prepared to be pushed and challenged to look through a more aware lens!

Contact Jason Spiegelman: jspiegelman@ccbcmd.edu

Privilege Walk

Thursday, April 27, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Catonsville Campus, Quad between Barn and Student Services Building

A Privilege Walk can help to illustrate how power and privilege can affect our lives—even when we are not aware that it’s happening! The purpose of this activity isn’t to blame anyone for having more power or privilege, or for receiving more help in achieving goals, but to have an opportunity to examine both the obstacles and the benefits we’ve experienced in our lives.

Contact Jennifer Pemberton: jpemberton@ccbcmd.edu

Casual Concert Series

Wednesday, May 10 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Catonsville Campus, Center for the Arts Lounge

Wind down at the end of the semester by listening to CCBC music students perform in a casual concert that includes some selections inspired by this year’s CBC book, Between the World and Me.

For more information, contact Rebecca Ocampo: rocampo@ccbcmd.edu