PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host numerous events at the college’s four campuses to recognize Black History Month in February. Many of the featured performances and activities are open to the public. Listed events are free unless indicated otherwise.
Feb. 10—Pittsburgh Folk Festival Collaborative, African American Music Institute performance, 6–7 p.m. at South campus (1750 Clairton Rd./Rt. 885, West Mifflin), Gymnasium
Feb. 11—African American Roundtable Discussion on the 2010 Census, hosted by Bev Smith, American Urban Radio national talk show host, 6 p.m. at Allegheny campus (808 Ridge Ave., North Shore), Student Services Center Auditorium
Feb. 15—Balafon West African Dance Company performance, noon at Allegheny campus (808 Ridge Ave., North Shore), Student Services Center Auditorium
Feb. 16—Balafon West African Dance Company performance, 11:30 a.m. at North campus (8701 Perry Highway, McCandless), Atrium
Feb. 16—“Good News for Zimbabweans? A Critical Reflection on the Government of National Unity in Zimbabwe,” lecture by Tompson Makahamadze, Chatham University visiting scholar, 11 a.m. at South campus (1750 Clairton Rd./Rt. 885, West Mifflin), Fourth-floor Mezzanine
Feb. 17—Balafon West African Dance Company performance, noon at South campus (1750 Clairton Rd./Rt. 885, West Mifflin), Auditorium
Feb. 18—Balafon West African Dance Company performance, noon at Boyce campus (595 Beatty Rd., Monroeville), Lecture Hall
Feb. 24—Race & Reconciliation: Dialogue on Race, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at North campus (8701 Perry Highway, McCandless), Room 3002
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February, CCAC–South campus Student Government Association is sponsoring a book drive for Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization that supports educational efforts in Africa. The drive will be open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesdays in the fourth-floor mezzanine.
Other events include book and film discussions, lectures and art and quotation displays. For more information about Black History Month activities at CCAC, visit www.ccac.edu or contact the Student Life office at the relevant campus:
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.