black history month

"Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is celebrating Black History Month with a month’s worth of events."

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is celebrating Black History Month with a month’s worth of events.

It kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, with the Communitywide Black History Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the ceremonial plaza.

The theme is “Being Strong While at the Center of Change.”

This annual event is a collaboration with the Southwest and Northwest Black History Committee, the city of Avondale, Estrella Mountain International Education, and Estrella Mountain MCBAAA.

Each year, the community celebrates the contributions African Americans have made to the American culture and to the world.

This all-day event is free and features vendors, entertainment and performances of various genres of music including jazz, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop.

For more information, email studentlife@estrellamountain.edu.

A luncheon will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at the Estrella Conference Center.

The lunch will be catered by Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q. It is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the community. For reservations, email studentlife@estrellamountain.edu.

Staff will helm a workshop on “Trauma in the Black Community” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, February 25, in the Estrella Conference Center. For more information, email studentlife@estrellamountain.edu.