Celebrate Black History Month at PGCC

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md. —Learn about the influence of black culture during a series of educational and entertaining programs at Prince George’s Community College during February. Events are open to the public and free except where noted.    

The Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys, February 5, 1–3 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Join a book discussion that examines the attack on young black men through special education programs and pharmaceutical drugs led by author and certified school psychologist Umar Johnson.  

Continuing Carter G. Woodson’s Dream, February 14, 1–3 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Examine the role of culture in curriculum with renowned speaker Kaba Hiawatha Kamene (aka Booker T. Coleman). Listen to a proactive approach toward African-centered education. 

All That Jazz, February 20, noon–1pm, Largo Student Center Dining Hall. Enjoy great jazz music with and rich history of African-American artists during the noon lunch hour. 

Lincoln, February 20, 1 p.m., Largo Student Center.  Experience theCivil Warthrough the eyes of President Abraham Lincoln in the critically acclaimed film by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.  

Racism as a System, February 21, 1–3 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2.  Explore the history of racism and decide if it still exists today through a thought-provoking discussion led by Frances Cress Welsing, psychiatrist and author of the Isis Papers.  

Where Literacy Begins, February 27–March 20, Wednesday evenings 7–9 p.m. Largo Campus.  Learn how to nurture young children's development during a four-session workshop for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to three. Topics include baby basics, building early language skills, pre-reading skills and baby music.  Co-sponsored by Prince George’s Community College and WETA Television, the series costs $20 for eight hours of training, and students must register ahead of time. For more information about the program, contact Erin Olsen at 301-546-7545. 

For more information on campus events, contact the Office of 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, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  


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