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Burlington County College to present Black History Month events

Jan 15, 2014 06:50AM, Published by Community News Service, Categories: News, Schools


Kimberla Lawson Roby



Burlington County College’s African American Cultural Events Committee is set to sponsor several events in honor of Black History Month.

The committee kicks off Black History Month with a visit from New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Roby won the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. She plans to discuss her 19 novels, which deal with some of society’s most pressing issues.

Her latest work of fiction, A House Divided, will be available for purchase at a meet-and-greet and book signing following the presentation.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Enterprise Center located at the college’s Mount Laurel campus, 3331 Route 38. Admission is $10 for general public and $5 for students.

More information is online at bcc.edu/aacec2014

A screening of The Butler is scheduled for 12 p.m. Feb. 13 in room 102 of the William K. McDaniel Integrated Learning Resource Center, located on BCC’s Pemberton campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Road.

The movie, starring Forest Whitaker, tells the story of Cecil Gaines, an African-American White House butler who served eight American presidents during his 34-year tenure.

This event is free and open to the community.

The Don Evans Players are set to present a dramatic reading of The Trials and Tribulations of Mister Staggerlee Booker T. Brown. This off-Broadway play is a hilarious mix of romance, folklore and the fight between good and evil.

The event is scheduled for 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the William K. McDaniel Integrated Learning Resource Center.  It is free and open to the community.

Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Top Chef: Season 7 and owner of Sbraga in Philadelphia, is set to present a culinary demonstration called Taste of Soul.

Burlington County Institute of Technology culinary educator, chef Tim Witcher, will join Sbraga for the demonstrations.

Three session of a Taste of Soul are scheduled for 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Culinary Arts Center at BCC, 21 Mill St., Mount Holly.

Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for BCC students and children under 12.

More information is online at bcc.edu/aacec2014.

A bus trip to view the Egyptian and Nubian collections at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia is scheduled for March 1.

The collection includes more than 42,000 items.

Vans leave the TEC Building parking lot located at BCC's Mount Laurel campus, 500 College Circle, at 9:30 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.

The cost is $20 per person.

To sign up for the trip, please visit www.bcc.edu/WebAdvisor, click on “Non-Credit Students” and enter course CFI 630-30.



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