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  • Thursday, March 4, 2021

    • Centering Relationships for Systems Change (Diversity Index # 4873- On Demand Content) Time: All Day Locations: Online Details:

      Have you struggled to listen to (let alone understand) someone who disagrees with you, how you think, or how you live your life? Do you find yourself unfriending people in your social networks or cutting off relationships because of opposing beliefs? You are not alone. During this session you will learn how fear and power imbalances impact our capacity to communicate and connect with people different from us, and what it means to remain “value-based” in your actions, even in the face of conflict, disagreement, and dominance.

      To gain access to this session, please complete the form below:

    • Giving Up Privilege (Diversity Index # 4872- On Demand Content) Time: All Day Locations: Online Details:

      The concept of “privilege” represents a deep misunderstanding of racism and its impacts, instead reifying White supremacy and sowing separation and guilt. During this webinar, you will learn to differentiate between three distinct phenomenon that have been lumped into “White Privilege”: 1) Human Rights, 2) “Systemic Obliviousness,” and, 3) “Entitlement.” We explore how “benefit” and “advantage” narratives—connotations of “privilege”—are counter-productive to solidarity and equity and instead reinforce White supremacy, advocate assimilation, and perpetuate paternalism and defensiveness. We also examine how “privilege” denies the costs to White people as non-targets of racism: loss of humanity, connection, and belonging. NOTE: In this offering we use “White privilege” for teaching concepts that apply to all types of oppression and the use of “privilege” in broader social justice work.

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    • Stopping the Cycle of Oppression (Diversity Index # 4861- On Demand Content) Time: All Day Locations: Online Details:

      No person is born agreeing to oppress others or be oppressed. Young people have an innate sense of justice. We entered the world clear about our significance and ability to make things go well. It takes the systematic mistreatment of young people for us to doubt our goodness, thinking, or power to ensure justice for all. To interrupt the cycle of oppression we will need to recognize how we were hurt and commit to heal from internalized messages of discouragement, helplessness, or powerlessness. Giving up, waiting, or resentfully going it alone are no longer our only options. When we reconnect to our inherent human capacity to heal, we can and will stop the cycle of oppression.

      To gain access to this session, please complete the form below:

    • The Power Within - 2021 Virtual Women's Studies Salon Time: 12:00am - 11:59pm Locations: Online Details:

      Power begins within, a blend of wisdom and strength. It can be soft and it can be hard. Join us as we meet a group of inspiring women who found that power within themselves and then refined it before letting it flow into the world. Registrants will receive a link and password to view the event via email confirmation. A LIVE question and answer session is scheduled for Friday, March 19, separate registration required - details below. 

      Historical Characters:
      Thunder, Perfect Mind - Helen Mitchell
      Queen Elizabeth I - Valerie Lash
      Caroline Herschel - Cheryl Campo
      Margaret Booth - Marie Westhaver 
      Sojourner Truth - Barbara Peart
      Dolores (Lolita) Lebron Soto - Adriana Sanchez Perez
      Audre Lorde - Chania Hudson
      Mama Liberia - Dawn Cooper Barnes

    • Clark DeCapite: Momentary
      Clark DeCapite: Momentary Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm Locations: Online Details:

      Clark F. DeCapite, Jr.

      Richard B. Talkin Family Art Virtual Gallery
      February 8th - March 15th, 2021

      Howard Community College Visual Arts Department is proud to feature Linnea Poole and Clark Decapite February 8th - March 14th as a part of the Virtual Exhibition Series. Decapite will give a recorded artist lecture that will accompany the exhibitions. The lecture will be available for viewing on March 16, 2021.


      Through the use of replicated forms taken from dated, often times antiquated objects; I attempt to represent the relationship between the existing and the existed. Much like snapshots taken out of the context of time, each object represents a moment within its previous reality. It is through the representational compiling of moments in time that a new structure is formed, dictated by each individual unit placement in the whole. In choosing to use glass within my work, I attempt to relate the individual objects to an ethereal realm with the aid of the material’s transparent yet structural qualities. Maintaining an earthly presence, the object is grounded under its material weight and through its delicate nature, discussing a tactile existence in which fragility undermines all existing structures present. Through the introduction of flaws often times contrasted by mechanical enrichment, a balance between purity and discord exist.

    • HCC at 50: A Blast From the Past
      HCC at 50: A Blast From the Past Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm Locations: Online Details:

      HCC at 50: A Blast from the Past - Daily Life from the First Two Decades

      On behalf of the Howard Community College (HCC) 50th Anniversary History Committee, we are pleased to present this collection of photos from the college archives. This collection presents photographs and documents depicting daily life on the HCC campus during the first two decades. From its earliest years, HCC has been more than just a place of scholarship, but has served as a locality for events, personal and community growth, and diversity.


      We hope that you enjoy this look back at some familiar faces, now-gone locations, fun events, as well as a look into the inner workings of what made our campus tick in the 1970’s and 1980’s. While not all photos have attributions, we must acknowledge the early work of Quent Kardos, who was the college photographer through this time period. His lens did not just capture the events at hand, but also the character of the places and people in these images.


      We hope you enjoy this look back and find, as we did, some of what makes Howard Community College a great place to learn, work, and grow. On behalf of the 50th Anniversary History Committee:

      Janelle Broderick, Brian Cumer, Thomas Engelman, Rosemary Williams

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    • How to Build Habits to Become an Anti-Racist Online Educator (Diversity Index # 4782) Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      If you wanted to become a runner, then you would need to build a habit of going on a morning run. If you wanted to become a reader, then you would need to build a habit of reading a book before bed. If you want to become an anti-racist online educator, come to this session, and let's work together to identify, share with each other, commit to, and systematize anti-racist online teaching practices. In this interactive session, you will use strategies like habit stacking or intention setting to make it easier to implement whichever practiced you select.

      To register for this event please visit:

    • Developing Intercultural Communication Skills (Diversity Index # 4784) Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      This event will explore highlight the importance of intercultural communication skills in everyday life. We will discuss the importance these skills can have in academic and professional development and ways to develop these skills while at HCC.

      To register for this event please visit:

    • HCC Bauder Lecture, Friday Black Keynote Talk and Conversation Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm Locations: Online (link below) Details:

      HCC Bauder Lecture, Friday Black Keynote Talk and Conversation

      Thursday, March 4th, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. - The first annual Bauder Lecture will feature Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, the acclaimed author of the collection of short stories entitled Friday Black. Mr. Adjei-Brenyah will participate in a keynote talk, followed by a conversation with DC-based writer Tope Folarin. The Bauder Lecture is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Lillian Bauder, community leader and resident of Columbia. The lecture features the book selected by the Howard County Book Connection. ​Learn more and watch here Howard Community College Presents the Bauder Lecture | Howard Community College ( Diversity Index # 8670.

    • Healing & Centering Spaces (HCC Students Only) Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      This 90-minute healing spaces are designed to hold and make space for People of Color to process, define, grieve, and start healing from the taxing weight of systemic and interpersonal racism. It's a moment to commune without the burden of whiteness and centering care for self differently than before. We will off two sessions: Wednesday, March 3rd at 11am and Thursday, March 4th at 2pm. The first 15 people to register and attend one full session will earn a $10 Amazon gift card.

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    • Understanding Intersectionality (Diversity Index # 4825) Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      The term "intersectionality," coined by Prof. Kimberle Crenshaw, refers to the acknowledgement of how each person's individual characteristics -- race, gender identity, sexuality, religion, and so on -- overlap to create systems of disadvantage or discrimination. In doing anti-racist work, using an intersectionality framework is crucial to identifying and understanding individuals' unique challenges. If we truly want our students and coworkers to bring their full selves to HCC, then we must understand and embrace an intersectional approach.

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    • Virtual Game Room! Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Locations: Zoom Details:

      You’re invited to the HCC Virtual Game Room!! Join us for some online games, socializing, and fun! The virtual game room at HCC will be opened on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 25th, from 2-3PM. We will play games such as Pictionary, Whose Line is it Anyway, and Apples to Apples! You must register for the event ahead of time. Only current HCC students will be permitted to attend the virtual game room programs and events. Sign up here today!

    • HCC Bauder Lecture, "Friday Black" Writer’s Workshop Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      HCC Bauder Lecture, Friday Black Writer’s Workshop

      Thursday, March 4th, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Howard Community College presents the Bauder Lecture Workshop featuring Nana Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black. This workshop is a separate event following the keynote lecture. Adjei-Brenyah will guide students in a discussion of his writing process. Friday Black is a collection of twelve short stories in Adjei-Brenyah’s debut work. A bestseller, Friday Black received the 2019 PEN/Jean Stein Writing Award among many other prizes. Adjei-Brenyah, a professor at Syracuse University, uses fiction, humor, and shock to engage his readers in reflection on some of society’s most urgent and relevant issues, such as race relations and consumerism. To register for the workshop, please click here.

    • The Bauder Lecture: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s “Friday Black” Workshop (HCC Students Only) Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      Howard Community College presents the Bauder Lecture Workshop featuring Nana Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black. This is the follow-up from the lecture where Adjei-Brenyah will guide students through the creative writing process. Friday Black is a collection of twelve short stories in Adjei-Brenyah’s debut work. A bestseller, Friday Black received the 2019 PEN/Jean Stein Writing Award among many other prizes. Adjei-Brenyah, a professor at Syracuse University, uses fiction, humor, and shock to get his readers to reflect on some of society’s major issues, such as race relations and consumerism.

      To register for this event please visit:

    • HCC in the Know: First Year Programs at HCC Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm Locations: Online (Zoom) Details:

      The Freshman Focus Program is designed for high school seniors planning to enroll at HCC immediately following graduation. This information session will highlight the support students receive in every aspect of the admissions and enrollment process through Freshman Focus.

      This session is open to the public, free of charge, and will last approximately an hour or until all questions are answered. To register, please visit

      A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the morning of the information session with meeting access instructions. If you have any questions or need assistance, please send an email to

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