El Paso Community College (EPCC) will celebrate Black History with its annual month of activities this February. All activities are free and open to the public. Each campus will have displays and activities on Black History throughout the month.
“Recognizing the accomplishments of Black Americans is an important part of Diversity Programs at EPCC,” said Olga Chavez, Director of Diversity Programs. “The diversity of students, faculty and staff and their important roles leads to a better community as a whole.”
Monday nights highlight the activities with special performances and presentations at the EPCC Administrative Services Center (ASC) Building A, 9050 Viscount Blvd.
All ASC events begin at 6:00 p.m.
– February 13 th – All the Difference, a film about two Chicago teens and their dream to graduate from college, presented in partnership with KCOS Public Television.
Following the film there will be a panel discussion with renown El Paso Educators to include Dr. Michael Vinson Williams, UTEP Director of African-American Studies; Dana Harley Boyd, Principal of East Point Elementary School; Ms. Gloria Love, Chapin High School English Instructor; Mr. Leon Blevins, EPCC Professor Emeritus.
– February 20 th – Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Gospel Music Celebration will feature Gospel choirs to include praise teams, praise dancers, soloists, and mime with featured group, Divine Souls.
– February 27 th – Bridging Education through Jazz with Hesteriam Musicism featuring Karlton Hester, Ph.D. Hester is a composer and musician who bridge the gap between music and education and is now the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
EPCC will also take part in the 28 th annual African-American Read-In to celebrate the written word. Students, faculty and community members will read their favorite selections.
The following campuses will offer readings:
– Rio Grande Little Temple, 906 N. El Paso, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., February 23rd
– Northwest Library, 6701 South Desert Blvd., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., February 27th
– Transmountain Foyer, 9570 Gateway North, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., February 28th
– Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex, 919 Hunter, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., February 28th
For information on all Black History Month activities, contact the EPCC Diversity Programs office at (915) 831-3324 or click HERE.