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DCCCD Colleges Offer a Variety of Events for Black History Month

​Contact: Debra Dennis

For immediate release — Feb. 10, 2017

(DALLAS) — Art, music, literature and lectures are among the activities featured during Black History Month throughout the Dallas County Community College District. All seven colleges in the system will offer events; most are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 

Events are listed by college and date:

Brookhaven College

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14 — African-American Read-in: “Poetry and Prose That Historically Responds to the Times” begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Performance Hall.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 — Speak Up!, an open forum for students, takes place at noon in the Treetop Café.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 — A Taste of Soul and Poetry Slam begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Performance Hall.
For more information, call the Office of Student Life at 972-860-4115. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Carrollton/Farmers Branch.

Cedar Valley College 

  • Monday, Feb. 13 — African-American Read-in begins at 12:30 p.m. in the school’s library. 
For more information, contact Miyoshi Holmes at 972-860-8237. Cedar Valley College is located at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster. 

Eastfield College 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 — Members of the campus and local communities are invited to participate in a panel discussion titled “The Crisis in Law and Order," which begins at 11 a.m. in room C135. Panelists include government and criminal justice faculty members Glynn Newman, Stacey Jurhree, Anthony Carr and Patrick Patterson. Dallas resident Richard Miles, who was wrongfully imprisoned for crimes he did not commit, also will participate as a panelist. The moderator is history professor Liz Nichols.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 — Eastfield’s African-American Read-in begins at 12:30 p.m. in rooms S100/101. 
For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Retention at Eastfield College is located at 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite.

El Centro College

  • Monday, Feb. 27 — “The Mountaintop” by Kaori Hall will be performed at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27. Additional shows are scheduled at 8 a.m. on Feb. 28 and at 7 p.m. on March 2, 3 and 4. All shows will be staged in the Performance Hall. General admission is $10.
For more information, contact Vanessa Taylor at El Centro College is located at 801 Main St. in downtown Dallas.

Mountain View College

  • Monday, Feb. 20 — The college’s African-American Read-In begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Treetop Lounge. A Project Jubilee Trip also is scheduled and will be held off campus.
For more information, call the Office of Student Life and the Campus Activities Board at 214-860-8685 or visit Mountain View College is located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas. 

North Lake College 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 — “My Words Healed My Soul” — Author and life coach Keya McClain will share her views on education and personal development from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in room H226 in the Student Life Center. The Dallas-based author of “My Words Healed My Soul” will host a performance and book signing. 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22 — The college will host its African-American Read-In from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in room H200 (Student Life Center). Students, staff and faculty will share their personal perspective about the crisis in black education. Desserts will be served.
For additional information, visit North Lake College is located at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.

Richland College

  • Thursday, Feb. 16 — A professional networking workshop will be held from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Sabine Hall, Room 118. A “Dress for Success” presentation is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. in the same location. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 — The Bandon Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble performs at noon in El Paso Hall, Cafeteria Pit.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 — The Male Achievement Program (MAP) presents two-time cancer survivor Kevin Garner at 2 p.m. in El Paso Hall, room E076.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 — A campus forum titled “Leadership in the Community and New Forms of Activism” will be held from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room 118. 
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 972-238-6130. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas.

For general information, contact Debra Dennis in DCCCD’s office of media relations at or 214-378-1851.

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