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Compelling Conversations in 2019-2020

As a means of ensuring that diverse perspectives are heard and affirmed on campus, Bunker Hill Community College hosts nationally recognized thought leaders to engage and inspire students, faculty, staff and the community. Speakers share their experiences and opinions in onstage conversations, literary readings and compelling lectures that expand and challenge our awareness of contemporary issues.

Sponsored in partnership with BHCC’s Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth, the series of speakers for 2019–2020 is intended to support meaningful and relevant discussion inside and outside the classroom as part of an ongoing college-wide exploration of power and place, equity and cultural wealth—themes that served as the focus of the College’s Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute in May 2019.

Elle Simone Scott

Elle Simone Scott

Chef, On-air Talent and Food Stylist on America’s Test Kitchen, Activist and Entrepreneur

Elle Simone Scott is a culinary maverick. Always drawn to creative food culture, Scott has been dazzling the culinary world since 2003, quickly becoming a highly sought after food stylist and culinary producer. She has collaborated and contributed her unique styling abilities most recently to America’s Test Kitchen, the Food Network, Food Network Magazine, the Cooking Channel, CBS, ABC’s The Chew and Bravo. Her specialties don’t stop with styling and production. As the founder & CEO of SheChef Inc., a professional networking organization for women chefs of color and allies, Scott shares her passion by mentoring, resource building, business development and most importantly, Food Justice. She continues to inspire others and break glass ceilings, as the first African-American woman resident food stylist and on-air talent on PBS’s America’s Test Kitchen.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Program begins at 1 p.m.  Registration is required.

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Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lynne Carrington

Spring Jazz Concert with Terri Lyne Carrington

Drummer, Producer and Composer

Celebrating 40 years in music, three-time GRAMMY®-winning drummer/producer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington started her professional career in Massachusetts at 10 years old when she became the youngest person to receive a union card in Boston. She currently serves as founder and artistic director for the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, director for Berklee’s Summer Jazz Workshop, co-curator for BAMS Fest and co-artistic director of The Carr Center, Detroit, Michigan.

Thursday, April 9, 2020
A300 Auditorium

Program begins at 1 p.m.  Registration is required.

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Kevin So


Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist and Boston Native

Kevin So has earned the respect of 4-time Grammy award winner Keb’ Mo’, singer/activist Billy Bragg and Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang, and has built a loyal fan base around the world for the past 20 years. He performed recently at The Wiltern Theater, as well as Carnegie Hall and The Ryman in Nashville. So was also recipient of the 2007 NYC Fringe Festival Award (Best Music & Lyrics) for “Great Wall” – a semi-autobiographical musical. His songs have been recorded by India Arie (“Crush On You”), Keb’ Mo’ (“Talk”), and Shemekia Copeland (“Sounds Like The Devil”). He is blues, folk and soul in its finest blend.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
A300 Auditorium
Program begins at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

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