Black History Month Celebration

Black History MonthEl Camino College Compton Center celebrates Black History Month this month with a series of events recognizing the historical contributions of African-Americans in this country. Several of the events will highlight ECC Compton Center’s Black History Month theme “Civil Rights & the Arts: Pathways to Freedom.”

The special series began February 3, with an African attire and drum processional in the quad, followed by a performance from the Senegal African Drum and Dance Troupe.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Associated Student Body, the month-long Black History celebration at ECC Compton Center continues with:

  • A Black Panther Alumni Panel Presentation and Film from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15. Special guests include members of the San Francisco 8. The presentation will consist of a film and panel discussion on the topic of “Political Oppression, Police Repression and Mass Incarceration in the USA.”

  • Artist K.B. Solomon will perform the music and speeches of American icon Paul Robeson in a performance titled “Speak of Me as I am” 7:00 p.m. Feb. 19.

  • Lecturer Ron Wilkins will share his many years of research on “Black History through the Lens of Mexican and African Solidarity” from 9:30 to 10:55 a.m. Feb. 20.

  • A “Black Book Fair” is planned as a tribute to African American authors from 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Feb. 25

  • The ECC Compton Center Dance Department will perform “The Journey” at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 27. The performance will feature dance genres from early Africa to the modern era.

All events will take place in the Student Lounge at ECC Compton Center. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the public are invited to attend all of the complimentary 2014 Black History Month events at ECC Compton Center. Valid daily parking permits are required and may be purchased for $3 at the parking lot pay stations.

For more information, call the Office of Student Life at 310-900-1600, Ext. 2802.

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