EPCC hosts evening for Black History Month jazz night

February 16, 2016


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


Jazz Night will be held on Feb. 22 with Billy Townes, an accomplished pianist, producer and songwriter hosting the event. Townes has been shaping the musical landscape of the Southwest for over fifteen years.


He has earned a reputation for melding fearsome chops with nuanced arrangements and technological skill. 


African-American contributions in music, dance and dramatic interpretations of will be featured.


Performances will be held at the Administrative Services Center building A on 9050 Viscount Blvd. will begin at 7 p.m. 


Remembering and honoring our past, will be held on Monday Feb. 29. This will have the college take part in the 27th 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. 10th
- Rio Grande Little Temple, 906 N. El Paso, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 24th
- Transmountain Foyer, 9570 Gateway North, 10 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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