Free community events including pop-up book shop and African American Read-In
IRVING, Texas — North Lake College (NLC) will celebrate Black History Month with a series of free events throughout the month of February. The national theme for 2018 is "African Americans in Times of War," commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Suitable for all ages, NLC's celebrations will take place in the Art Gallery and Student Life Center of the Central Campus at 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.
Events open to the public include:
"Then and Now" Discussion Panel – On Thursday, February 1, NLC history professor Dr. Malcolm Frierson will lead a discussion about black history in the Student Life Center (Room H200) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wild Detectives Pop-Up Book Shop – On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 6 and 7, The Wild Detectives, an independent bookstore in Oak Cliff, will host a pop-up bookstore in the Art Gallery. The shop will stock books specifically relating to African American experiences with the theme "Searching for Answers," and its hours will be 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dance Presentation – On Wednesday, February 14, the Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform in the Student Life Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Theatrical Performance – A performance of "The Griot" will take place on Tuesday, February 20, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
African American Read-In – On Wednesday, February 28, students, staff and faculty will share excerpts from literature to express their personal perspectives, moderated by NLC professor Dr. Darryl Howard. The Read-In is a cherished North Lake College tradition celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018. The event will be held in the Student Life Center from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
For additional information on North Lake College's Black History Month celebrations, visit blog.northlakecollege.edu/bhm.
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