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African-American Read-In

IRVING – In participation with the Dallas County Community College’s African-American Read-In Campaign, North Lake College will hold its annual African-American Read-In on Thursday, February 25, at 12:30 p.m. in the Gallery. The cultural event is open to the community. North Lake students, faculty and staff members will read excerpts from African-American literary works and perform ethnic musical selections. The event will be followed by a brief reception where light refreshments will be served, and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and book bag. 

The Read-In is part of a national campaign initiated by Jerrie Scott of the University of Memphis, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to promote literacy and expose people to African-American authors. Zena Jackson, who helped coordinate North Lake’s event, hopes participants will be inspired to read more books and poems by African-American authors and other writers whose works seldom receive classroom exposure.

In conjunction with the African-American Read-In, Student Life will be hosting a Soul Food Cook-Off on Thursday, February 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and North Lake College’s first “Black Expo” Thursday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. Both events will be held in the cafeteria.


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North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College system without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.