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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 , 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.

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.

Register for the Spring Jazz Concert with Teri Lyne Carrington

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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BHCC's 2019-2020 One Book Selection - If They Come For Us

Fatimah Asghar Poet, Screenwriter, Educator, Performer and Author


Fatimah Asghar is a multi-talented writer, educator and performer. Her work has appeared in many journals, including POETRY Magazine, Gulf Coast, BuzzFeed Reader, The Margins, The Offing, Academy of American Poets and many others. Her work has been featured on news outlets that include PBS, NPR, Time, Teen Vogue and Huffington Post. In 2011 she created a spoken word poetry group in Bosnia and Herzegovina called REFLEKS while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. Asghar is a member of the Dark Noise Collective, a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship recipient and a Kundiman Fellow. Her chapbook After came out on Yes Yes Books in fall 2015. She is the writer and co-creator of Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series that highlights friendships between women of color and the writer of If They Come For Us (One World, August 2018), a collection of poems that explores the legacy of partition and orphanhood. Along with Safia Elhillo, she is the editor of Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket 2019), an anthology that celebrates Muslim writers who are also women, queer, gender nonconforming and/or trans.

Thursday, April 30, 2020