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Black History Month Recognized at North Lake

Celebrations bring together all races and generations
IRVING- North Lake College (NLC) will honor Black History Month with a lineup of free events throughout the month of February. Suitable for all ages, the celebrations will take place at the college’s Central Campus at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Las Colinas.
“We celebrate Black History Month as an educational cornerstone for all generations,” says Event Coordinator Adrianne Settles, “to be informed, acknowledge, and communicate the richness, as well as the depth, of our African American historical roots.”
Events open to the public include:
  • Rochelle Rabouin – Wednesday, February 13, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. South African singer, author, storyteller, and teacher performs for the public.
  • African American Expo – Wednesday, February 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Exhibitors include artisans, authors and educators, as well as student clubs and local organizations.
  • African American Read-In –Thursday, February 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Exposing the campus and surrounding community to known and unknown authors, the African American Read-In is part of a national campaign first developed by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Students, faculty and staff will each share two to four minutes of a selected reading.
To learn more about diversity and inclusion at NLC or for additional information on attending NLC celebrations of Black History Month, visit North Lake College is a destination on the new DART Orange Line, which opened December 3, 2012.
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North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College District. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College District without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression.