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For immediate release — Feb. 5, 2019

(DALLAS) — Migration, assimilation and social justice are among the topics that will be explored during Black History Month by the Dallas County Community College District. DCCCD colleges are highlighting history and cultural events for all students. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Cedar Valley College

  • Monday, Feb. 11 — “I’m a Poet and I Know it!” takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library. Visitors are asked to share their original poems or recite their favorite poems by African-American authors.

For more information, contact Isaac Sanders in the CVC office of student life at Cedar Valley College is located at 3030 N. Dallas Ave. in Lancaster.

Eastfield College

  • Thursday, Feb. 7 — Guest speaker Anga Sanders, one of Southern Methodist University’s first black students, will share her experiences. Sanders is the founder of FEED Oak Cliff. The lecture is from 11 a.m. to noon in Building S, room 100.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Panelists discuss sexual assault and the Black community from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Building C, room 135.
  • Friday, Feb. 15 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fun Friday: Culture Through the Decades. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Hive (Building C, first floor).
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 — “Dialogues on Diversity: Black-Jew Dialogues” takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building S, room 100.

For more information, contact the Eastfield College office of student engagement and retention at Eastfield College is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite.

El Centro College

  • Thursday, Feb. 21 — Join the ECC community for a celebration that includes guest lectures, student performances and a special tribute to Professor John Berry, who served as a business administration management instructor at the college for 38 years. The event begins at 11 a.m. in the Performance Hall and Student Center.

For more information, contact Destiney Tolbert-Jackson at 214-860-2735. El Centro College is located at 801 Main St. in downtown Dallas.

Mountain View College

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Black History Jeopardy begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Treetop Lounge.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 — Film screening of “Black Panther” at 7 p.m. in the Treetop Lounge.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 — Black Wall Street, African American Vendor Fair, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the hallway of Building W.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 — MVC’s African-American Read-In, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., will be held in the Treetop Lounge.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 — Black History Month lecture “Shotguns, Sheep and Sheets: Stories Unwashed and Seldom Told” starts at 12:30 p.m., Building B, room 149.

For more information, contact Alice Rios at or 214 -860-8722. Mountain View College is located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas.

North Lake College

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble performance begins at 11 a.m. in room H200. NLC’s office of student life will host the event.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — A presentation titled “Jim Crowism and Racial Segregation” will be held from 1:30 to 2 p.m. in Room G401 and will be given by North Lake history instructor Dr. Roy Vu.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 — “Black Migrations” will be presented from 2:30-3 p.m. in A206. The session will be hosted by NLC’s Brother2Brother chapter; visiting history scholar Dr. Malcolm Frierson and Arthur James, executive dean, are chapter sponsors.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 — An informative session titled “The Civil Rights Movement and Religion” will be presented by Dr. Darryl Howard at 2:30 p.m. in room A206.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27 — North Lake’s African-American Read-In is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon in room H200, hosted by the office of student life.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27 — “Equity and Social Justice Today,” from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be held in room A206 and moderated by Dr. Beth Nikopoulos, director of student life at North Lake College.
  • A variety of reading materials about the Black Migration will be displayed in North Lake’s library throughout the month.

For more information, contact Tremaya Reynolds at 214-273-3464. North Lake College is located at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.

Richland College

  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — “I Am Becoming … Exploring Relationships in the African Diaspora Through the Lens of ‘Black Panther’” will be discussed from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room 117.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 — “I am Becoming … Inspirational Spoken Word” will feature Ursula Hicks, the Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop. Hicks will offer performances and lessons based on the early days of swing dancing. The event is set from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in the El Paso Hall cafeteria.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Film screening of “Selma” takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room 118.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 — A professional networking workshop, hosted by the Black Student Association, takes place from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Sabine Hall, room 118.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 — The Male Achievement Program presents “Black History Today: As I See It” with author, speaker, educator and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. Preston Rich. The event is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Brazos Gallery.

For more information, contact the Richland College office of student life at 972-238-6130. Richland College is located at 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.

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

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