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.

Essex Events

X: Betty Shabazz Vs. The Nation

A New Play Based on the Assasination of Malcom X by award winning playwright Marcus Gardley, performed by the renowed New York City based theatre, The Acting Company

Thursday, March 9, 11:10 AM - 1:00 PM

Essex Campus, Romadka Theatre

X dramatizes various events in the life of Malcolm X including his relationships with his family, friends and the leaders of the Nation of Islam, and his untimely death by assassination. Free to CCBC students. Faculty should call the box office at 443-840-ARTS to reserve seats for entire classes.

Questions? Contact Julie Lewis: jlewis2@ccbcmd.edu

2017 Visiting Writer in Residence: Student Writing Workshops with Regie Cabico

Tuesday, February 7, 6:00 PM-7:15 PM

Tuesday, February 14, 6:00 PM-7:15 PM

Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 PM-7:15 PM

(Must attend all three sessions)

Essex Campus, Arts and Humanities Building 215

Student Performance featuring Regie Cabico

Thursday, March 16, 12:45 PM-2:10 PM

Essex Campus, Administration Building 120

Regie Cabico is a Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champion and a 3 Time National Slam Finalist. His work appears in Poetry, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, 2 Bridges Review & Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. He co-edited Flicker & Spark (Low Brow Press) which received a Lambda Literary Award Nomination. He received the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award & A New York Innovative Theater Award for his work on Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. He resides in Washington, DC where he is Resident Teaching Artist at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and produces Capturing Fire: An International Queer Spoken Word Slam.

Class size is limited; contact Kim Jensen to reserve your space: kjensen@ccbcmd.edu

Reading, Q&A and Writing Workshop with D. Watkins

Tuesday, March 28, 11:10 AM-2:10 PM

Essex Campus, Administration Building

    11:10-12:30 Administration Building 120 (Reading and Discussion)

    12:45-2:10 Administration Building 110 (Writing Workshop)

D. Watkins is a columnist for Salon. His work has been published in the New York Times, Guardian, and Rolling Stone. He is a professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins has been the recipient of numerous awards including Ford's Men of Courage and a BME Fellowship. Watkins is from and lives in East Baltimore. He is the author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir and The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.

Contact Elsbeth Mantler: emantler@ccbcmd.edu

Community Engagement and Activism through Education

Tuesday, April 4, 9:35 AM-11:10 AM

Essex Campus, Administration Building 120

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

Sound of Da Police: Extracted Speech and Police Interrogation

Friday, April 7th, 12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Essex Campus, Administration Building 120 (reception in ADMN 110)

Rachel McKinney is a philosopher at Harvard University. She specializes in Philosophy of Language and Political Philosophy, with a focus on public philosophy/outreach. She writes about what she calls “extracted speech” – instances of speech that are obtained through unjust coercion or intimidation – and in her public philosophy outreach events she frequently discusses police interrogation as examples of “extracted speech." In this discussion event, Professor McKinney will present these issues, and then give students and faculty members time to discuss how her theories match (or don’t match) their experiences.

Contact Nick Van Horn: nvanhorn@ccbcmd.edu

Jane Elliott Comes to CCBC

Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Essex Campus, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center 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