In honor of Black History Month, Lisa Valdez, our Outreach Librarian has put together an ArtCon event.
Our 1st Annual Pierce College ArtCon will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 5pm -9pm in the Great Hall. The Black History ArtCon is one element of the annual Black and Latino History Celebration Series to raise awareness around student culture and to support an inclusive campus environment. This is the first of three events this semester to validate the diversity of our students. The event will consist of workshops, lecture panels, poster sessions and giveaways. A Pan-African film festival will be held earlier in the week on Monday and Tuesday.
Culminating activities for our One Book One Campus (OBOC) program this year include two events. In March, there is to be a film screening of The Hunting Ground, with a Panel Discussion afterwards and in June, there is to be a commissioned piece performed by “Pierce College Symphonic Concert Band” inspired by Malala Yousafzai: Celebrations of the Human Spirit. There will be a pre-concert program with ‘living statues’ representing various countries, such as South Africa, China, Pakistan, and Armenia. These statues will give brief introduction that tie directly into each assigned musical piece, enhancing the audience experience.
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario has been selected for OBOC for 2017-2018. As we did this year, we chose a book that had adult and YA editions. Sonia Nazario's story is of a Honduran teenager's danger-fraught journey to reunite with his mother in the United States