College prepares for month long events

February 9, 2016

 

El Paso Community College will be holding several events for its annual Black History Month observance during Feb. 

 

 

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A dramatic Civil Rights Demonstration at a Black History Month event in Feb. 2015.

 

 

 

The highlights of the EPCC Black History Month activities are held Monday nights’. All activities are free and open to the public. 

 

“Please join us for all the upcoming Black History Activities,” Director of Diversity Programs, Olga C. Chavez said “We hope to see you there! The Black History Committee has made these events happen.”

 

The first will be on Feb. 15 for Performing Arts Night. Music, dance and dramatic interpretations of contributions Africans-Americans will be featured. Performances will be held at the Administrative Services Center Building A at 9050 Viscount Blvd. will begin at 7 p.m. 

 

The following week on Feb. 22 accomplished pianist, producer and songwriter, Billy Townes will host an evening for a jazz night. 

 

Remembering and honoring our past, Monday the 29 of Feb. will have the college take part in the 27 Annual African-American Read-In Day in celebration of the written word. 

 

“A special guest Nolan Richardson will join us on Feb. 29,” Chavez said. “More information to come!

 

This is in addition to our other speaking and educational events that remain excellent opportunities to engage students outside of the classroom.

 

Last year many events filled to capacity, thus we request that all guests arrive to the venue early for all events.”

 

Students, faculty and community members will read their favorite selections of prose and poetry by famous African American writers.

 

The following campuses will offer readings:  Northwest Library, room L114, 6701 S. Desert Blvd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 10, Rio Grande Little Temple, 906 N. El Paso, 11 am 1 p.m. Feb. 24, Transmountain Foyer 9570

 

Gateway North10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 26.

 

For information on all Black History Month activities, contact the EPCC Diversity Programs office at (915) 831-3324.

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