Engage in Black History Month Dialogue and Events
We are proud to join the Maricopa Community Colleges in celebrating Black History Month with events and ways for you to learn about the lives and legacies of Black Americans. See a full list of our 2022 events.
Among those events is Rio Salado College’s The Essence of Leadership: Black History in the Making webinar with Angola Ambassador Joaquim do Espίrito Santo on Feb. 24. This special engagement will feature a discussion between Ambassador do Espίrito Santo and Rio Salado Faculty Chair for Psychology, Philosophy and Religious Studies Wanda Tucker, who will talk about the significance of Black leaders in history and Dr. Tucker’s personal journey retracing her family’s history as a descendant of the first generation of African slaves brought to the United States from Angola.
Rio Salado’s Black History Month theme for 2022 is The Essence of Leadership: Black History in the Making, an exploration of the contributions and impact of present and future Black leaders in advancing America’s business, political and cultural landscape. We encourage you to explore this related Black History Month Guide created by our library team to learn more.
Rio Salado Black History Month initiatives are sponsored by the President’s Office committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging to help foster a culture that values and honors everyone's unique qualities with respect and dignity.