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Join the VAHA Summer Book Discussion

Monday, May 23, 2022 A Message from Nardia Cumberbatch, Librarian As the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) continues our exploration of Black health and wellness, please join our Summer Book Discussion of “Monday’s Not Coming” by New York Times Bestselling Author Tiffany D. Jackson and select readings from “You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame […]

VAHA Scholarships Are Now Available for Valencia Students

Monday, February 7, 2022 A Message Carmen Laguer Diaz and Lauren Thomas, Co-chairs of the Valencia African Heritage Association In celebration of Black History Month, the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) proudly announces a new Scholarship Series. Thanks to the Harry J. and E. Mary Hobbs Teaching Chair in Nursing endowment, VAHA has created the 2021-2022 VAHA Presents: […]

Black History Month Will be Celebrated Throughout February

Friday, February 4, 2022 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses February is Black History Month. The national celebration was established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in 1926. At a local and national level, […]

Celebrate Black History Month

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 February is Black History Month. The national celebration was established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH, Inc.) in 1926. At a local and national level, we continue to honor the significant impacts, struggles and triumphs of the larger African American […]

Black History Month Events: African Influences in the Car...

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 As part of the celebration of Black History Month, Dimas Sanchez De Leon, professor, computer programming and analysis, secured a $5,000 Florida Humanities Community Projects Grant through his work with the group Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda. Dimas serves as president of the board of directors for the group. […]

Celebrate This Year’s Black History Month With...

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 A Message Carmen Laguer Diaz and Lauren Thomas, Co-chairs of the Valencia African Heritage Association  Join the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) in celebrating Black History Month 2022 with this year’s national theme of “Black Health and Wellness.” The national celebration of Black History Month was established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for […]

Join the VAHA Spring 2022 Book Discussion

Monday, January 3, 2022 In conjunction with our celebration of Black History Month, the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) will sponsor a conversation on Black Health and Wellness as it explores Kiese Laymon’s “Heavy: An American Memoir” and select readings from “You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience” edited by […]

Join the VAHA Summer 2021 Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 This summer, join the Valencia African Heritage Association (VAHA) to discuss Octavia Butler’s “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation.” Originally written in 1979 three years after the Bicentennial, the illustrated form was adopted and published in 2017 through the work of educators and artists John Jennings and Damian Duffy. “This graphic novel […]

Learn the History of Juneteenth; Join the Celebrations...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 A Message from Carmen Laguer Diaz, Part-time Faculty, Anthropology and Alyce Miller, Professor, History Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. That’s why you will sometimes see it referred to as Emancipation Day. The word “Juneteenth” is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth.” The […]

Juneteenth — A Time for Reflection, Education and Celebra...

Friday, June 4, 2021 A Special Message from Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President; Carmen Laguer Diaz, Professor, Anthropology and Co-chair Valencia African Heritage Association; Lauren Thomas, Professor, Mathematics, Co-chair Valencia African Heritage Association Juneteenth ― also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day ― is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending […]