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BPCC’s Black History Month events celebrate culture 

Bossier Parish Community College begins its Black History Month celebration with numerous events dedicated to commemorating, celebrating, and promoting diversity in the context of the African diaspora.  BPCC’s BPCCCoordinator of Diversity and Multicultural Relations Dr. Cindy Darby invites everyone to this year’s events.

“A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” this year’s Black History Month theme, highlights numerous events, including the National African American Read-In, Community Conversations with Law Enforcement, and Lift Every Voice Gospel Benefit Concert.

Here are more details for each event:

BPCC’s National African American Read-In
Feb. 24 (Tuesday) – 11:30 a.m. Library/TRC (Building A), 2nd Floor
Join the national initiative designed to celebrate Black History Month and encourage reading excerpts from African-American authors and poets of your choice. The participants on campus are welcome to bring their own or read passages from a book provided by the library relevant to Black History Month. This event is sponsored nationally by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and endorsed by the International Reading Association.

Community Conversations:  Building Bridges between Diverse Communities and Law Enforcement
Feb. 25 (Wednesday) – 2:30 pm Building A, Room 230
Richard Broom-McGee, patrol and S.W.A.T. commander with Bossier City Police Department, and colleagues will discuss the thoughts, tactics of law enforcement officers, and best practices to develop sustainable relationships between diverse community stakeholders and law enforcement.

BPCC’s Gospel Choir “Lift Every Voice” Benefit Concert
Feb. 26 (Thursday) – 2:30 pm in Building F, Room 203
Capping off BPCC’s Black History Month will be the Gospel Choir’s Benefit Concert benefiting Cross the Finish Line for Caroline and the Loeys-Deitz Syndrome Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fight the battle against Loeys-Deitz Syndrome, a genetic disorder. The BPCC Gospel Choir is under the direction of Mr. Leeonnas Richardson.

For more information on the events, contact Dr. Darby at (318) 678-6111.

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