In honor of African American History Month, Collin College will present a month-long series of events including film screenings, luncheons, guest speakers, presentations and more.

This year’s national theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”

For a complete listing of events, visit

All events are free and open to the public. The Central Park Campus is located at 2200 W. University Dr. n McKinney, the Preston Ridge Campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco, and the Spring Creek Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.

For more information, e-mail Cathy Whitney at or Donna Okaro at

Day, Date, Time Event, Location
Monday, Feb. 2
10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
AAHM District Celebration “Kick-Off”
CPC / PRC / SCC Student Life
Wednesday, Feb. 4
6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Movie Night: “Glory Road”
SCC Conference Center, Section D
Wednesday, Feb. 4
10 a.m.
“William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance” presented by Professors Kimberly Harris and Aaron West
PRC Conference Center
Thursday, Feb. 5
11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Panel Presentation: “Color of Justice”
CPC Conference Center
Monday, Feb. 9
1 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
“William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance” presented by Professors Kimberly Harris andAaron West
CPC Conference Center
Tuesday, Feb. 10
7 p.m.
Auteur Film: “Precious” (Dignity Initiative)
Angelika Film Center of Plano
Wednesday, Feb. 11
2:30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.
Presentation by Professor Amy Myrick and Professor Karen Williams “African American Language and Literature”
PRC Conference Center
Thursday, Feb. 12
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Cory Sessions of the Innocence Project of Texas
SCC Conference Center, Section C
Tuesday, Feb. 17
10 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jessica Parker “Caught between Equality and the Pedestal: The Struggle for African American Women to Define their Identity in the Garvey Movement”
PRC Conference Center
Wednesday, Feb. 18
6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Movie Night: “Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom”
SCC Conference Center, Section D
Tuesday, Feb. 24
1 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Student Panel Discussion: “Role of the Media and Police Violence”
SCC Conference Center, Section C
Thursday, Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Movie Night: “Killing Us Softly” (Dignity Initiative)
CPC / PRC / SCC Conference Center
Friday, Feb. 27
Soul Food Luncheon, featuring Chef Thomas Nixon and Collin’s Culinary Art Students
Performances by: Collin’s Dance Department

CPC Conference Center
SCC: Spring Creek Campus, Plano
CPC: Central Park Campus, McKinney
PRC: Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco


About Collin College

Collin College is a community college in North Texas’ Collin County. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Plano, Allen and Rockwall. For more information, visit