News Release from Tallahassee Community College:
Tallahassee Community College’s celebration of Black History Month began on Tuesday evening with the tenth annual unveiling of the Cherry Alexander African-American History Month Calendar. The official celebration, however, runs throughout the month of February and the College will offer a number of opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans who have made significant contributions worldwide.
On Tuesday, February 9, TCC faculty and staff are invited to an Organic Takeover. The event, a cooperative effort between TCC’s Center for Employee Enrichment and the College’s African-American History Month Committee, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 104 of the College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. “Eating and Living a ‘Green’ Lifestyle” will educate attendees on how to be proactive in their health as well as the benefits of living an organic lifestyle. Seating is limited to 50 (the first 25 faculty and first 25 staff). Interested participants should sign up on the CEE portal site.
Wednesday, February 10 will feature Open Mic, TCC’s highly successful student entertainment event. From 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Union Ballroom, TCC students’ musical talents will be on display for the campus community.
On Thursday, February 11, the College will welcome guests to the Student Union Lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Health Fair. Vendors representing various entities in the community will be on campus providing information that will ensure a healthier tomorrow. Blood pressure, sickle cell and wellness screenings will be available to all in attendance.
Confirmed vendors for the Health Fair include: Women’s World Gym, Florida State University’s Thagard Student Health Center, TCC’s Dental Hygiene Program, TCC’s Health Program, Sickle Cell Foundation, National Hookup of Black Women, Southeastern Community Blood Center, Big Bend Hospice, Lupus Support Network, DISC Village, Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition, Bond Community Health and Ovarian Cancer Alliance of North Florida.
Additionally, there will be a nutrition presentation by Jennifer Zimmerman, a member of TCC’s Technology and Professional Programs faculty.
Youth from Leon and the surrounding counties will convene at TCC’s Turner Auditorium for Youth Day on Tuesday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those in attendance will hear from Gallop Franklin, II, SGA President at Florida A&M University and one of TCC’s 2010 African-American History Calendar honorees.
The final scheduled event for the month is the popular Gospel Extravaganza and Soul Food Festival, slated for Thursday, February 25 in the Student Union Ballroom. The event, a showcase of local gospel choirs and entertainers, begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed by entertainment at 7 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. For more information on TCC’s celebration of Black History Month, contact Rita Dickey by phone, (850) 201-6178, or email email@example.com.