Black History Month

2017 Events

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Striving Black Brother Coalition (SBBC)

Black Education Association

Black Student Leaders (BAADL)

Rise/UpRise • Student Equity Coordinating Council


The First Annual Black History Month Film Festival

On behalf of the Law and Democracy Program and the Chabot College History Department, we want to invite you to the first annual Black History Month Film Festival.

The purpose of the film festival is more than entertainment.  Our goal is to “teach history with film.”  Research indicates that students have access to and view significant quantities of mass media averaging more than three hours of screen time each day.  Research also suggests that feature films play a role in how students learn and think about historical events.

This year, we have a great line-up of fact-based and historical films that will provide opportunities to develop students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, exploration of historical perspectives, and understanding of how the past is connected to the present.  (See above in the 2017 Events section for dates, times, venue and descriptions for each film.)

Following each film, there will be an open forum and guided discussion led by faculty from Social Science and the History department.  We welcome participation from faculty from other disciplines.

We are living in an interesting and somewhat difficult time.  However, history can provide some lessons on how we can move forward.  Please join us for our first annual Black History Film Festival and we encourage all students to attend.

Best regards,

William H. Hanson, J.D.
Department Chair, Administration of Justice
Co-Director, Law & Democracy Program