2016 - 2017 College-Wide Equity & Diversity Events 



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
This project offers awards to organizations or groups to develop and complete a service project that will positively impact the community, while honoring Dr. King’s legacies of non-violent activism, racial equality, service to others and social uplift. Visit the 2017 Calendar of Events.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Thursday, January 12, 2017  1pm- 2pm
Brandon Campus Auditorium (BSSB)
Featuring HCC Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Kenneth Ray
Program Flyer


African American History Month - February 1 - 28, 2017

Black, Brown & College Bound - February 22 - 25, 2017
HCC is pleased to announce that the 11th annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit will be held February 22-25, 2017 in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Marriott Waterside.

District Black History Month Program "From Civil Rights to Human Rights"
Friday, February 10, 2017 11 am - 1 pm
TCTC 124
The program will feature an extraordinary panel of members of civil rights organizations and current change agents for human rights.  Talented HCC will provide entertainment and a "soul food" lunch buffet will be provided.
Program flyer


National Women’s History Month 2017
Theme: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

 Past Events


National Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15, 2016
National Hispanic Heritage Month Website

Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence website

Rosh Hashanah - Festival of the Jewish New Year
October 2 - 4, 2016 

Hispanic Heritage Day - Brandon Campus
Thursday, October 4 - 11:00 a.m. Student Services Courtyard
Join us for lunch and various activities

Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Ybor City Campus
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12 noon - 2:00 pm
Ybor Campus Courtyard

Yom Kippur  - Day of Atonement
The holiest day of the year in Judaism
October 11 - 12, 2016 

Hispanic Heritage - Clinica de Migrantes - Dale Mabry Campus
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Dale Mabry Student Services Auditorium
Join us for this powerful documentary that focuses on issues and challenges undocumented immigrants currently face to receive reasonable health care services in the United States.
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African Americans in the Arts - Ybor City Campus
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00 pm - Ybor Room
Presented by the HCC Chapter of the National Council of Black American Affairs

Unequal Access to Mental Health Services
Dale Mabry Campus
Thursday October 20, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. DSTU Auditorium
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Presentation - Brandon Campus
Isabel “Cissy” Boza Sevelin, ESQ.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:00 am - 11:30 am BADM 116-117
Breakfast will be served


Native American Month Celebration - TBA 
Matika Wilbur, a Native American woman of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes (Washington), a unique artist and social documentarian in Indian Country. 

Stan Natchez - Indian Without Reservation - Ybor Art Gallery
November 10 - December 9, 2016
Artist's Reception, Thursday, November 10, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Gallery Talk 6:15 pm
HCC Performing Arts Building, Art Gallery, First Floor
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Hanukkah - December 24 - January 1, 2017
Christmas - December 25, 2016
Kwanzaa - December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017