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  • Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
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College Plans Black History Month Events

January 31, 2013

Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Black History Month at its three campuses, with various fun, educational activities throughout February following the theme “Reaching Back—Moving Forward.” All activities are free and open to the public.

The Mays Landing campus will feature a workshop presentation by Travis Love of the South Jersey AIDS Alliance in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Student Life Center, J-building. Additionally, “The Road to Freedom,” a live performance highlighting the extraordinary endeavors of the civil rights advocates will close out the month of events, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Walter Edge Theater.

The Worthington Atlantic City campus will host a Black History Trivia Game Show from noon-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the cafeteria. “King’s Dream,” a live performance and multimedia presentation tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be performed Tuesday, Feb. 12, 12-1:30 p.m., in room 204. Students will read essays inspired by Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech from noon-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in room 204.

At the Cape May County campus, students and staff will perform poetry, spoken word, songs and music at open mic events with the theme “Moving Forward,” 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 11 & 25, in the cafeteria.

The Mays Landing campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, also will host the Black Alliance Club Bazaar, with vendors selling African-American art, books, jewelry and other collectibles. The hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, throughout February.

The events are co-sponsored by the Diversity and Equity Committee, Black Student Alliance and Student Government Association. For more information, contact Cynthia Correa at (609) 343-4897.