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Collin Celebrates African American History Month

COLLIN CELEBRATES AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

February 7, 2005 - Collin County Community College District (“Collin”) is celebrating African American History Month (Black History Month) with a variety of activities including an art gallery exhibit, a speaker, moderated films with panel discussions and displays in the college’s libraries in Frisco, Plano and McKinney. All events are free and open to the public.

Through February 28
Library display at Preston Ridge Campus (Frisco)
“Remember, Learn, Celebrate - Melting Pots of Culture:  From Africa to South Louisiana and Oklahoma Heritage” features African artwork including a mask, sculptures and paintings in addition to New Orleans jazz-themed items.

Library display at Spring Creek Campus (Plano)
“Come. Sit. Look. Listen. Learn” features photos, wood carvings, handmade shoes, handmade furniture, musical instruments and fabrics from Senegal, Egypt, The Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali.

Library display at Central Park Campus (McKinney)
“A Global Perspective of the African Diaspora” features African American migration.February 10.

Poet, author, great grandmother and graduate of Oral Roberts University, Gladys Broadus will discuss her triumph over adversity and her journey of pursuing a college degree at 66 years of age from 10-11 a.m. in Pike Hall at Central Park Campus in McKinney.

February 14-28

THE ARTS gallery will display the artwork of Plano Independent School District (PISD) students who addressed the theme “Many Nations; One Community” and competed in PISD’s MLK/Diversity Celebration art contest.

February 15

A moderated discussion and viewing of “Race, the Power of an Illusion Forum,” part of a three-part video series that questions the idea of race from a biological standpoint, will take place from 11-12:30 p.m. in Pike Hall at Central Park Campus in McKinney.

February 15

A moderated discussion and viewing of “Race, the Power of an Illusion Forum” will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. in the conference center, room C at Spring Creek Campus in Plano.

A moderated discussion and viewing of “Race, the Power of an Illusion Forum” will take place from 2:30-4 p.m. in the new conference center at Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.

February 21

The film “Antwone Fisher,” starring Denzel Washington, will be shown in conjunction with a panel discussion at 7 p.m. in room C104 at Spring Creek Campus in Plano. The inspirational movie revolves around a sailor with an explosive attitude who discovers a king within himself.

For more information about African American History Month at Collin, visit the website at http://iws.ccccd.edu/aah or contact Cathy Donald-Whitney, Collin AAHM event chair at cwhitney@ccccd.edu or 972.548.6717 or 972.881.5791 ext. 6717.

Collin campus locations:
Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Dr., McKinney
Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.