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The Bauder Lecture: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of “Friday Black”

03/04/2021 to 03/04/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Event, MD Virtual Event

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, the New York Times-bestselling author of “Friday Black,” will deliver the keynote at the inaugural Bauder Lecture by Howard Community College. Adjei-Brenyah will participate in the virtual event on March 4, 2021, at 12 p.m., which also will include a conversation with Washington, DC-based writer Tope Folarin. Adjei-Brenyah’s debut work, “Friday Black,” is a collection of twelve short stories that explore the injustices experienced by Black men and women in the U.S. Adjei-Brenyah, a professor at Syracuse University, uses fiction, humor, and shock to tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest in America. Following his keynote, Adjei-Brenyah will be joined by Tope Folarin, a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, D.C., and the author of “A Particular Kind of Black Man,” for an in-depth conversation. The Bauder Lecture by Howard Community College is made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Lillian Bauder, a community leader and Columbia resident. To learn more about the Bauder Lecture and RSVP for the event, visit howardcc.edu/bauderlecture. For more information on Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, “Friday Black,” and the Howard County Book Connection, visit https://howardcc.libguides.com/bookconnection2020.

What’s Going On? American Politics 1970–2020

03/09/2021 to 03/09/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Eevent, MD 21044

In 1970, the year that Howard Community College opened, the country was deeply divided with political protest, social unrest, conflicts over racism, and urban riots. Marvin Gaye wrote the song “What’s Going On” that year to ask the question, “Why?” We could ask that same question today. Is this a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same? In fact, it’s quite different. In this talk, trace the changes in American politics over the past 50 years and try to answer the question: “What’s Going On”? Free and open to the public, this series is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent. Participants are asked to RSVP at howardcc.edu/lectureseries or by emailing foundation@howardcc.edu. Information about accessing the virtual lectures will be provided closer to the event date. About the Speaker: Dr. Michael Heffren received his B.A. from King’s College (Pennsylvania), and his M.A. and Ph.D from Rutgers University. His dissertation was entitled “The Decline of Liberalism in the United States: A Class Relations Perspective.” His area of specialization was political sociology. Dr. Heffren has been teaching full time at HCC since fall 2000 and currently serves as the coordinator for political science courses.

Building Employee Resilience

03/11/2021 to 03/11/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Event, MD Virtual Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has exhausted us and continues to do so. People have given up on self-care, are experiencing high levels of fatigue, and stress levels are off the charts. Resilience skills are 100% learnable and will help to master this adversity. Resilience is not about ignoring stress; it is much more than just coping. Resilient people recover faster under pressure and have lower levels of anxiety and depression. This results in less employee turnover, less absenteeism, and fewer healthcare costs for employers. Through this training, learn how workplace resilience is a must during this continuing crisis and help your employees build lifelong skills to manage and bounce back from stress, no matter the cause. This webinar is part of a series hosted by Howard Community College’s newly rebranded Training & Development Solutions. Free and open to the public, the webinars take place at noon EST and are followed by a live Q&A. For more information about the webinar training series or to register for one or all webinars, visit howardcc.edu/TDSwebinars. Learn more about Training & Development Solutions and its diverse range of programs and services at howardcc.edu/TDS, emailing trainingsolutions@howardcc.edu, or calling 443-518-1660. About the Trainer: Jackie Hill is an energetic and engaging educator and facilitator with over 14 years of experience in adult learning. She is passionate about holistic health and well-being and is most energized when helping people along their wellness journey. She is an In Our Own Voice presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), helping to reduce the stigma of mental illness. A flexible trainer with over 3,000 hours of adult education and facilitation, she has taught for many public and private sector companies.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: Know Its Meaning and How It Protects Your Rights

03/16/2021 to 03/16/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Event, MD 21044

This talk delves into the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Learn the history of the Amendment, and its significance in protecting our privacy and limiting the power of the government. Free and open to the public, this series is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent. Participants are asked to RSVP at howardcc.edu/lectureseries or by emailing foundation@howardcc.edu. Information about accessing the virtual lectures will be provided closer to the event date. About the Speaker: Assistant Professor Evelyn Del Rosario holds a master’s degree and law degree from the University of Baltimore, with concentrations in criminal and constitutional law. She is currently the coordinator of the criminal justice program at Howard Community College. During her time at HCC, she has instructed incoming recruits at the Howard County Police Department about criminal law and the Maryland judicial system. She previously served as legal counsel to national and multinational firms in Washington, DC, specializing in civil, constitutional, immigration, and criminal matters.

Why It Matters: Reckoning with Race. Equity. Allyship.

03/16/2021 to 03/16/2021

Maryland Humanities Virtual Event, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal on March 16 as they discuss their best-selling book, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, inspired by the death of Baltimorean Freddie Gray. In their conversation, they’ll touch on some of today’s most pressing topics—the recent resurgence of our country’s reckoning with racial inequity, a video that went viral after the death of George Floyd, and reaching beyond platitudes to work together on issues of common concern. The conversation will be moderated by Christine Platt, author and Managing Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University. The conversation will be followed by Q&A. The event is for teens and adults. Register or learn more at http://bit.ly/3ueqWzh

Beyond the Statements: Leading Racial Equity in Humanities Organizations with Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan

03/22/2021 to 03/22/2021

Maryland Humanities Virtual Event, Baltimore, MD 21201

At a time when many organizations have put out public statements in support of Black Lives Matter and in opposition to White supremacy, dismantling our organizational inequities remains an elusive next step. Maryland Humanities invites you to join us for a speaker series focusing on operationalizing racial equity work in the humanities field. Our March speaker is Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan, President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Alicia McLeod, Maryland Humanities Board Member and Executive Director of Challenging Racism, will moderate the conversation. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/3ubQQny