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Johnston Community College planning Black History events

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on January 18, 2010 1:53 PM

Johnston Community College has planned several events in February in celebration of black history. This year's theme is "Embracing the Past, Present, and Future." All events are free and open to the public. For more details, please contact Shelia Jefferson at (919) 209-2531.

Beginning Feb. 1, a collection of African art and artifacts will be on display in the JCC library. Students, faculty and staff, and the community are invited to view the collection during the library's operating hours. Also on Feb. 1, a black history workshop will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Academic Skills Center in the Wilson Building.

"War/Dance" will be shown in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. "War/Dance is a 2007 documentary film that tells the story of three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda and their experience competing in their country's national music and dance festival. The film was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The Student Government Association will present "History Alive," a live, walk-through experience featuring events and scenes that have played a major role in black history and the civil rights movement on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from noon until 2 p.m. in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium lobby.

A Black Business/Health Expo will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the lobby of the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. Local businesses and health professionals will be on hand offering information about their services. To reserve a space for this event, please call Shelia Jefferson at 919.209.2531.

The 6th annual Gospel/Arts Fest is planned for Saturday, Feb. 27 from 4 until 6 p.m. in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. This year's program will feature the debut of the JCC Gospel Chorus. A reception will follow the event.