When They See Us

Screenings of the Netflix series “When They See Us” are part of Black History Month events at GCC.

Glendale Community College will host several events honoring key Black cultural figures and celebrating Black History Month during February.

All events will be hosted on Zoom. Links and more information can be found at gccaz.edu/event-calendar.

To start off the month, the college will host a teleparty for the community to watch the four-part Netflix series “When They See Us,” which is based on the true story of the wrongly accused Central Park Five. 

The first viewing will be on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m., and one episode will be watched every week, except for the week of Valentine’s Day.

The school will host two Black history trivia events, at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, and a Black History Month presentation by Michael Kelly at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 to discuss “Red, Blue & White: The Third Reconstruction.”

There will also be a presentation of the Langston Hughes poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at 8 a.m. Feb. 8, 15 and 22  hosted by Dr. Don McCurdy. He will also host a live Q&A presentation regarding the poem at noon Feb. 24.  

Staff writer Ayanna Muhammad can be reached at amuhammad@

timespublications.com.