West Windsor/Trenton, N.J. – “Restoring a Cultural Legacy” is the theme for Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) annual observance of Black History Month. This February, the college will host a number of special events with an emphasis on history, fellowship and inspiration.
The events are split between MCCC's West Windsor Campus, and the James Kerney Campus (JKC). The closing ceremonies will be held at JKC.
The following events, open to the public, kick off with the Opening Ceremony at Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor Campus on Feb. 2 at 3pm. The event will feature dance routines from African, hip-hop, tap and other genres.
On Feb. 8 at 6pm students in MCCC’s Fashion Design program will present the show “Who Am I?”
On Feb. 12 at noon the West Windsor Campus will host a Panel Discussion titled “Wisdom Through the Ages.”
Then, on Feb. 16, performers will commemorate Black artistry through spoken word, storytelling, African drumming and more.
Finally, on Feb. 28, JKC will host the Closing Ceremony at 12pm. The Academy Award-nominated super hero film “Black Panther” will be screened later that day, first at 3pm on the West Windsor Campus (LA 229) and then at 5PM in Kerney Hall at JKC.
Black History Month at Mercer is presented by the MCCC Black History Committee and the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). Many events are open to the public. For information about events on the West Windsor campus, contact Student Life at (609)-570-3435. For information about events at the James Kerney Campus please call Steve Waniak at 609-586-4800 ext. 3165.
For a full schedule of events, click here.
Directions to MCCC's West Windsor Campus