Celebrates Black History Month
Windsor, N.J. - "Unity" is the theme as Mercer County Community
College observes Black History Month at both of its two campuses, 1200
Old Trenton Road in West Windsor, and the James Kerney Campus on corner
of North Broad and Academy Streets in Trenton.
A full calendar of activities is sponsored by the college's African American
Student Organization (AASO), the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), the
MCCC chapter of American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC)
and the Student Government Association (SGA). For further information,
visit www.mccc.edu, call (609) 570-3499
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public events in February include:
Taylor, a descendant of Harriet Tubman, will speak on "The Underground
Railroad: What Has it Got to Do with Us," on Wednesday, Feb. 4
at noon in Kerney Hall on the James Kerney Campus.
from several organizations will discuss ways to effectively reform prisoners
and decrease recidivism during a panel discussion, "Homecoming:
The Reentry to Society" on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in Kerney
Hall at the James Kerney Campus. Moderated by MCCC Professor of Communication
Alvyn Haywood, panelists include Dr. Renee Walker coordinator of MCCC's
Project Inside; Dr. Mims Robinson House and Francis Billingsly, MCCC
prison coordinators at Garden State Correctional Facility; Jay Glass,
a retired prison officer; Dennis Porter, national president of Prodigal
Sons and Daughters; Ed Barry, an MCCC employee and president of the
local chapter; and Wahida Clark, author of "Thugs and the Women
who Love Them." Mercer's Criminal Justice Club is the event's co-host.
civil right activist Jesse Epps will share his perspectives on "Civil
Rights Then and Now: Where do We Go from Here?" Tuesday, Feb. 10
at noon in the Communications Building, room 109, West Windsor Campus.
Epps was one of the last people to speak to the Rev. Martin Luther King,
Jr. before his assassination. The talk is part of MCCC's Distinguished
Lecture Series. Free.
hosts a Poetry Contest on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at noon in The Gallery, second
floor of the Communications Bulilding, West Windsor Campus. Participants
will perform and have their work judged by MCCC faculty and visiting
writer Debra Brown, author of "The Goal of a Soccer Mom."
Michelle Bazin, pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church in Groveville,
N.J., presents "The Role of the Church from Slavery to Today,"
on Thursday, Feb. 19 at noon in the Communications building, room 110,
West Windsor Campus. Free.
lecture, "The Challenges for Women in Politics," presented
by Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on Friday, Feb. 20 at 1p.m. in
the Student Center Cafeteria, West Windsor Campus. Free.
Jazz Café at the James Kerney Campus features Bar-One Productions
on Friday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.