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Black History Month Calendar

Feb. 7 African-American Read In will be 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SE library. Students are invited to join an open mic to read passages from their favorite black authors. Toni Simmons will present Black Women: Standing Tall, Standing Proud during the event. Her performance will include stories, poetry and song.

Feb. 16 Willy T. Ribbs, the first black race car driver to participate in the Indianapolis 500, will share his story 1:15-2:15 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus.

Feb. 21 The NE English department and student activities will sponsor an African-American Read-In to honor Black History Month 12:30-2 p.m. in Center Corner (NSTU 1615A). Students are invited to read historical or original works relating to freedom. Students can sign up in the writing lab. Students must RSVP at http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

Feb. 23 Elzie Odom will discuss and sign copies of his recent memoir, Counting My Blessings, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Odom is Arlington’s first black mayor and the first black U.S. postal inspector in Texas.

Feb. 23 NE history instructor Tramaine Anderson will present We Are Not Afraid: 1960s Youth Activism within the Local and National Freedom Struggle 12:30-1:30 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner. Anderson will present a local view of the civil rights movement in Texas along with a national perspective. Her mother, Patricia Ann Thomas, and uncle, the Rev. Curtis Anderson, will sing songs from the 1960s movement. Contact student services at 817-515-6234 for more information. Individuals may RSVP at http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com.

Feb. 23 Quilter, painter and dollmaker Sybil Reddick will display her works in Our Grandmother’s Hands: The Folk-art of African-American Artists 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room on NE with a lecture at 12:30 p.m. Reddick learned her skills from her mother and grandmother and began making quilts in 1979. One of her quilts that once hung in the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Ala., will be displayed in the library. Her dolls and paintings will be on display along with her quilts. Visit http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com to RSVP.

Feb. 24 SE Campus will host In Pursuit of Excellence Mentoring Summit 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the North Ballroom on SE Campus. Keith Garvin will share his success story from college student to local CBS 11 and TXA 21 news anchorman. An awards ceremony luncheon will celebrate the successes of TCC’s Village Mentoring Program and TR Campus’ African-American Male Mentoring Program. During breakout sessions, students can participate in panel discussions led by mentors and students. For more information, call 817-515-3420 or 817-515-4718.

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