Pub­lic in­vited to Black His­tory Month event at Ch­e­sa­peake

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WYE MILLS — To cel­e­brate Black His­tory Month and raise money for a schol­ar­ship fund, the Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege Mul­ti­cul­tural Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee is host­ing the 17th an­nual com­mu­nity luncheon on Satur­day, Feb. 4, in the Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege Caro­line Col­lege Cen­ter at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Pro­ceeds from the event will ben­e­fit the J.C. Gib­son Schol­ar­ship Fund. Each se­mes­ter the com­mit­tee awards Ch­e­sa­peake stu­dents schol­ar­ship money to pur­chase text­books.

Direc­tor of Mul­ti­cul­tural Af­fairs Tasha Thomas said the an­nual luncheon is de­signed to en­cour­age com­mu­nity unity and cel­e­brate di­ver­sity.

This year the Of­fice of Mul­ti­cul­tural Af­fairs and the Mul­ti­cul­tural Ad­vi­sor y Com­mit­tee will cel­e­brate young “Un­sung He­roes,” lo­cal high school se­niors. They will be rec­og­nized for ser­vice and good­will demon­strated within their re­spec­tive high schools and com­mu­ni­ties.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate area youth as well as build a schol­ar­ship fund ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of J.C. Gib­son, a for­mer staff mem­ber of the col­lege who hoped to en­sure that stu­dents had the great­est op­por­tu­nity pos­si­ble to suc­ceed,” Thomas said. “Through the sup­port of our cam­pus and lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers, we con­tinue to strive to ac­com­plish this goal.”

The key­note speaker will be Pro­fes­sor Dale Glen­wood Green, an East­ern Shore na­tive and as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of Ar­chi­tec­ture and His­toric Preser­va­tion at Mor­gan State Univer­sity. He is also a part­ner in the fifth old­est African Amer­i­can ar­chi­tec­tural firm in the coun­try, Sul­ton Camp­bell Britt & As­so­ci­ates.

He is best known for his en­gaged schol­ar­ship and ap­plied re­search in the ar­eas of African Amer­i­can Her­itage Preser­va­tion and the Mak­ing of a Scholar Ac­tivist.

Green is the re­cent re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral na­tional and lo­cal awards in the ar­eas of her­itage, de­sign, preser­va­tion, ac­tivism and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment. His work on The Hill project of Tal­bot County is one of his most no­table ac­com­plish­ments in this area.

En­ter­tain­ment will be pre­sented by the Church of the Nazarene “Je­sus Loves You” Dance Min­istry. Tick­ets for the event (in­clud­ing a buf­fet lunch) are $20 gen­eral ad­mis­sion or $10 for stu­dents and se­niors. For more in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, call Ms. Thomas at 410-827-5857.

DALE GREEN

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