Polk State to kick off Black History Month celebration

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Polk State College will kick off a month of activities celebrating Black History Month on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at noon in the Lakeland Technology Building’s LTB 1100 with its first event titled Promoting Unity in our Community.

The luncheon is free and open to the public and will include musical and dance performances, a scholarship presentation, and a keynote by Anthony Gordon, co-owner of Jarrett Gordon Ford.

Polk State’s Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Student Activities & Leadership Office (SALO); Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program; and Foundation have curated a schedule of February events to keep the community engaged in Black History Month, including the below. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

February 7 | Voices of the People: The Magic is Back
Featuring Derek Menchan and Artina McCain
Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre
7 p.m. | $5 suggested donation

February 15 | Men in Leadership Panel
Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Lobby
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

February 16 | Students vs. Staff Basketball Championship
Polk State Winter Haven Health Center/Gym

February 16 | Fashion Show
Polk State Winter Haven Student Center – WST 126
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

February 24 | Leadership Presentation with Dr. Jewel Jackson, Founder of African Soul International
Polk State Lakeland Campus
Location and time TBD

February 28 | Black History Month Grand Finale
Polk State Winter Haven Student Center – WST 126
Noon  – 1:30 p.m.