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Paramus College Schedules Black History Month Event Series

Civil rights activist Marcus Garvey was one of the twentieth century’s most influential leaders of black nationalism.
Civil rights activist Marcus Garvey was one of the twentieth century’s most influential leaders of black nationalism. Photo Credit: Biography.com

PARAMUS, N.J. -- The Bergen Community College Office of Cultural Affairs announces a month-long program of scholarly and cultural programs to celebrate Black History Month and enhance our knowledge and experience of black history.

Entitled “Bergen Celebrates Black History Month -- Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory,” the series will run from Feb. 1 to 29 on the college campus at 400 Paramus Road.

Program speakers include Dr. Arnold Brown of Englewood, Dr. Lou Ethel Roliston, Dr. Damyen Davies, and Dr. Maria Makowiecka. Events include discussion of African-American memory; Selma film and discussion; two days of poetry workshops, an academic roundtable, and a closing evening of student performances.

The full calendar:

Opening Day Ceremony

Dr. Arnold Brown, J.D., historian and foremost expert on African American culture, will discuss this year’s annual theme, “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory.” Come, listen and journey to the places where African-Americans made history. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre

Two-part film screening of “Selma” followed by a discussion with Professor Earl Taylor, Pitkin Education Center, Room A-104

Part I - Tuesday, Feb. 9, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; Part II - Tuesday, Feb. 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Poetry Slam and Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Main Building, C-325

Poetry Slam, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Student Center.

What is the Point of College and Academic Excellence?, a Faculty and Student Roundtable

Dr. Lou Ethel Roliston, Dr. Damyen Davis, and Dr. Maria Makowiecka

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Pitkin Education Center. Room C-313

Co-sponsored by the JKW School of Honors, www.bergenedu/honors

Closing Banquet: Enjoy an evening of student performances as we honor our scholars. The public is welcome to this event Friday, Feb. 26, 6 - 10 p.m. in the Technology Building, Room 128.

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