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Poetry, Discussions and Drama Headline Black History Month Events Events honor African-Americans
Poetry, Discussions and Drama Headline Black History Month Events Events honor African-Americans

LARGO, Md.—From spoken to written word and drama, students and professional artists will participate in a series of educational and entertaining events in honor of Black History Month, beginning February 10 at Prince George’s Community College’s Largo campus. 

•     From Mis-Education to Education, February 10, 5-7 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Anthony Browder author of From the Browder File: 22 Essays on the African American Experience and Africa on My Mind, will speak about the African-American experience.

•     Poetry Slam, February 15, noon-2 p.m., Largo Student Center, Hollow Tree. Students will share original writings about African-American history. Participants may register in advance at the Office of College Life Services, Largo Student Center, Room 146.

•     Learning Our Viewpoints, February 16 and February 17, Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2, noon-1 p.m. and 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., respectively.  A group of students and professors will discuss the relationship and challenges of African-Americans and Africans in America.  Co-sponsors are the International Education Center, ALANA Experience and College Life Services.

•     Campus Activities Board Presents: Friday at the Movies, For Colored Girls, February 18, Rennie Forum, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Panel discussion about the movie will follow the 10 a.m. showing.

•     So What Are We Fighting For? February 18 and 19, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building, Hallam Theatre, 7 p.m. The mature production, written and directed by Melvina Martin, is set in Mississippi 1963 during a time of political assassinations, public beatings and murders.  It focuses on the turmoil inside Fighting for Justice, a civil rights organization that works for voting rights, equal rights and an end to segregation.

•     Leadership & Love: Is All in What You Do, February 23, Accokeek Hall, Room 221, 2:30-4 p.m.  Sponsored by Leadership Incorporating Network and Civility, the event will feature a panel to address the actions and characteristics of love and leadership and how they link to academic success and professional growth.

  For more information on any of these events, contact College Life Services at 301-322-0853.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.