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.

Dundalk Events

Painted Matters:  The Art of Jerrell Gibbs

Friday, February 3 through Friday, March 31

Artist Reception: Friday, February 24, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Dundalk Campus, College Community Center Art Gallery

The work of Jerrell Gibbs is a visceral, direct exploration of the experience of the urban (specifically Baltimorean) black male. In his works he explores his subjective vision of politics, current events, systemic racism, relationships, and the development of the self. This artistic exploration runs parallel to the themes presented by Ta-Nehisi Coates in Between the World and Me. Using the character of Franklin from the Peanuts, Gibbs crafts visual, poetic symbols for that reflect his engagement in many facets of contemporary society as a black man. Once created as a token figure to offer a nod to diversity by creator Charles Schultz, Franklin is both the hero and proxy for the artist’s eye in these paintings. Painted with raw power, these paintings embody a lineage of black painters who value the touch of the hand in painted form.

Contact Jean Boggs: jboggs2@ccbcmd.edu

Racial Identity and Personal Privilege Workshop Series

Tuesday, February 21, 9:35 AM-10:55 AM

Tuesday, March 21 11:10 AM-12:30 PM

Tuesday, April 18, 9:35 AM-10:55 AM

Tuesday, May 2, 11:10 AM-12:30 PM

Dundalk Campus, Career Building 213

Join Anthony J. Newman, an active consultant for Baltimore Racial Justice Action, coordinator of Alternatives to Violence Project, Co-Coordinator of Neighborhood Voices: Stories of Race Where We Live, as he facilitates four workshops throughout the semester on topics of racial identity and personal privilege. These sessions will highlight institutional and structural racism at a local and national level.

Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall: phall@ccbcmd.edu

Casual Conversations Series

Wednesdays February 22, March 8, and April 19, 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Dundalk Campus, Career Building 207

Join CCBC faculty and staff for casual discussions focused on short film clips. February 22-Conversations with Police about Race; March 8-Conversations with My Black Son; April 19-Conversations about Growing Up Black.

Contact Shannon Meers: smeers@ccbmd.edu


Tuesday, March 14, 11:10 AM-1:40 PM

Dundalk Campus, Roy Staten Building 101

Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, Director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the US prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequity drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

Contact Patricia Quintero-Hall: phall@ccbcmd.edu

Free Hugs Project

Monday, March 20, 11:15 AM-12:10 PM

Dundalk Campus, Roy Staten Building 101

In this fun, creative and interactive program Ken brings his “Free Hugs Project” to engage students in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism.  Ken will interact with students throughout the day, using props, games and hugs to transform the campus atmosphere with his loving presence.  The event concludes with a keynote address that will explore how to overcome the differences that divide us.  The goal of the program is to create unity and build community on your campus, and remind students that we are all humans in need of love.

Contact Zolita Courter: zcourter@ccbcmd.edu

Privilege Walk

Tuesday, April 4, 11:10 AM-12:35 PM

Dundalk Campus, College Community Center Student Lounge

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 Shannon Meers: smeers@ccbcmd.edu