LFCC Plans Programs in Celebration of Black History Month

For Immediate Release:
January 24, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has planned a number of programs in celebration of Black History Month. The theme of the programs is “Learning From the Past, Focusing on the Future.” All events are free and open to the public, with programs offered at each of LFCC’s three locations.

All individuals who attend one of the following events will be able to enter a drawing for a $500 scholarship to LFCC, courtesy of the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc.! Each time an individual attends a Black History Month event, he or she may enter the drawing. LFCC employees, College Board members and Foundation Board members are not eligible to enter the drawing.

Following is information about the programs.

Date Time Location Program Title and Description Presenter/Facilitator
Feb. 4 11 a.m. Middletown Campus, Room 253 "Race in the Gilded Age" – The birth of Jim Crow and how inequality was made legal Joe Whitehorne, professor of history at LFCC
Feb. 4 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Middletown Campus, Room 140 A short video and discussion about Jane Elliott’s experiment with third grade students in the 1960s Laurie Alphonse, instructor of sociology at LFCC
Feb. 5 12:30 p.m. Middletown Campus, Room 140 "A Class Divided" Laurie Alphonse, instructor of sociology at LFCC
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Middletown Campus, William H. McCoy Special Events Center (located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center) "Eyes on the Prize" – A presentation and discussion of the acclaimed film documentary of the Civil Rights Movement Curtis Morgan, professor of history at LFCC
Feb. 7 9:30 a.m. Middletown Campus, Room 315 "Reflections on Discrimination" – LFCC student presentations on discrimination Loretta Duncan, associate professor of psychology at LFCC
Feb. 8 8 p.m. Fauquier Campus, the Barn A Night of Rhythm and Blues with Robert Glasker and friends Sandi Pope, student activities coordinator at LFCC
Feb. 11 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Middletown Campus, Room 140 "Social Significance of Racism" – A short video and discussion of how race affects our daily interactions Laurie Alphonse, instructor of sociology at LFCC
Feb. 12 12:30 p.m. Middletown Campus, Room 140 "Social Significance of Racism" Laurie Alphonse, instructor of sociology at LFCC
Feb. 12 7 p.m. Middletown Campus, William H. McCoy Special Events Center (located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center) "Eyes on the Prize" Curtis Morgan, professor of history at LFCC
Feb. 13 Noon Middletown Campus, William H. McCoy Special Events Center (located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center) "African (Egyptian) Influence on the Design of Washington, D.C." Evan Humbert, instructor of mathematics at LFCC
Feb. 15 6 p.m. Luray–Page County Center Music and Movie Night – Singing by a local African–American choir, followed by the showing and discussion of "Amistad" Eddie Walker, student success counselor
Feb. 18 11 a.m. Middletown Campus, William H. McCoy Special Events Center (located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center) "Variations in Color" – A poetic journey to define the Black experience in America Ray Crawford, local poet and Howard University graduate
Feb. 18 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Middletown Campus, Room 140 "Race and the Justice System" – A short video and discussion on how racial profiling and police corruption impacted the small town of Tulia, Texas in 1999 Laurie Alphonse, instructor of sociology at LFCC
Feb. 19 12:30 p.m. Middletown Campus, Room 140 "Race and the Justice System" Laurie Alphonse, instructor of sociology at LFCC
Feb. 19 7 p.m. Middletown Campus, William H. McCoy Special Events Center (located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center) "Eyes on the Prize" Curtis Morgan, professor of history at LFCC
Feb. 26 7 p.m. Middletown Campus, William H. McCoy Special Events Center (located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center) "Eyes on the Prize" Curtis Morgan, professor of history at LFCC
Feb. 29 9 a.m. Middletown Campus, Room 315 "Black Poets" – The beauty of Black history through poetry Brent Kendrick, professor of English at LFCC

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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