January 09, 2014
Northampton Community College will observe Black History Month with a variety of programming in February. This year's theme is This Far by Faith: Spirituality and the Civil Rights Movement. The celebration began with a day of service on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Upcoming programming includes:
Student Debate: Stand Your Ground Laws. Members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Student Senate will debate the pros and cons of "Stand Your Ground" laws. Thursday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., David A. Reed Community Room (Room 220), College Center, Main Campus.
Spotlight: Black Culture. Kamau and Janice Kenyatta will discuss their book The Truth About Black Hairstyles: The Whole Story Revealed and their research for the book. Janice Kenyatta is the experiential learning/internship manager at NCC. Kamau Kenyatta is an adjunct history professor at NCC. Tuesday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room CC220.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 610-861-5300.
Events held earlier in the month include:
Community Gathering. A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with music, drama, dance, and a keynote speech Dr. Marcia Theadford of the Agape Christian Church in Easton. Saturday, February 1, 7:00 p.m., Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
Kick Off Event. A party to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month, with soul food and student performances, will be held on Monday, February 3, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Student Life Zone. Food is $3 a plate and proceeds will go to Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem.
ThinkFast Game Show. Interactive program involving music, videos and trivia questions. Wednesday, February 4, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m., Laub Lounge, College Center, Main Campus.
Spotlight: Black Literature: The Creative Genius of the Harlem Renaissance. Honors students enrolled in NCC's African American literature class will showcase the creative genius of Harlem Renaissance artists, musicians and writers. Thursday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., David A. Reed Community Room (Room 220), College Center, Main Campus.
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