Normandale Community College Celebrates Black History Month

| February 1, 2012

Normandale Community College will host a series of events with the theme of “Learn-Share-Celebrate Black History” to celebrate Black History Month throughout February.

On Feb. 2-3 at 6:30 p.m. on both nights, the Multicultural Service Office will sponsor a production of “The Estate” presented by the Olurombi Theater Company in the Lorenz Auditorium. Tickets will be $12 at the door and $5 with a student ID. “The Estate” is a multi-layered social comedy dealing with classic themes – family feuds, illicit relationships, and class divides with contemporary Nigerian edge. Normandale student Maegan Whisnant will be one the performers in “The Estate”.

The Multicultural Office will also sponsor Diversity Dialogue Café, which will take place on Monday, Feb. 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Kopp Student Center (Room K 1450). The topic will be “Racial Barriers – Do They Exist? And Does It Matter?”

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Black Student Alliance, the Multicultural Office and the City of Bloomington will team up to sponsor the Remembrance March. Busses will leave from campus at approximately 9:15 a.m. to the Bloomington Ice Garden for symbolic march back to Normandale. The march will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The program, featuring keynote speaker Daniel White Hodge, PhD, will begin at approximately 10 a.m. in the Lorenz Auditorium. Dr. White Hodge, who has over 15 years of experience working with urban popular culture and has taught in higher education for over nine years, is a Hip Hop scholar who focuses on race relations, film, cultural trends and spirituality. He has been a lecturer in the Pan African Studies department at Cal State Los Angeles and Citrus College in the Sociology Department. As a speaker, writer and activist, Dan has spoken on many college campuses including Stanford, UCLA, USC and Union Theological Seminary.

For more information about these events please call 952-358-8191.

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