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Black History Month Observed and Celebrated at Bladen Community College

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Black History Month Observed and Celebrated at Bladen Community College

DUBLIN – On Thursday, Feb. 21, Bladen Community College welcomed guest speaker, Mr. Ismael Torres to a celebratory campus assembly for Black History Month. The program was held in the college auditorium and was attended by students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Mr. Torres spoke on the African  diaspora and how knowledge of it can be a transformational experience. A graduate of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Mr. Torres has worked in Human Services for over 20 years with diverse populations such as agricultural workers, emotionally disturbed youth, English- as a second language students, and with victims of domestic partner abuse.

In addition to Mr. Torres informative presentation, attendees participated in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which is one of the most cherished songs of the African American Civil Rights movement and is adopted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as its official song.

The annual program was planned and coordinated by the Diversity Committee of the college. The committee’s purpose is to promote an institutional climate of openness and enrichment. Bladen Community College Diversity Committee members are Silas Acosta, Chair, Sharon Coe, Mark Coleman, ReGena Gilliam, Cierra Griffin, Katrina Harbison, Lynn King, Audrey Lewis, Todd Lyden, Christine McDonald, Kathleen McGurgan, Tiina Mundy, Robert Villegas, Jay Watson and the SGA President, Adriana Quiroz.



Photo #1:  Mr. Ismael Torres, Guest Speaker, BCC Black History Month Observance           


Photo #2:  Members of the Bladen Community College Diversity Committee, Cierra Griffin, and Christine McDonald led the Black History Month Observance attendees in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which is a cherished song of the African American Civil Rights movement. The BCC Diversity Committee planned and coordinated the annual special event.


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