February Events Celebrate Black History Month

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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.  

“Hidden Colors” Film Screenings, February 1, 6 and 13, noon – 2 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Rooms 3 and 4. Explore a broader understanding of black history by attending one of three screenings of “Hidden Colors,” a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. The film examines some of the reasons why the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. 

Prince George's Philharmonic, February 11, 8 p.m., Queen Anne Fine Arts, Hallam Theatre. Enjoy the music of the philharmonic conducted by Charles Ellis. General admission tickets are $20, seniors $18, ages 18 and under free (ticket required). For more information, visit www.pgphilharmonic.org. 

Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome Meets Post-Traumatic Relationship Disorder, February 15, noon–2 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Join Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and “Hidden Colors” as he discusses the effects slavery has on African-American relationships. 

Hip-Hop and 2012: How Popular Culture Shapes the Future, February 29, 3–5 p.m., Largo Student Center, Conference Room 2. Study the influence popular culture has on today’s society as The Twin Pillars and AA Rashid discuss hip-hop music in 2012.  

For more information about 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.    


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