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Cultural Awareness Week to Celebrate Heritage, April 1-7

The first week of April has been chosen to recognize and honor the rich legacy in which Coahoma Community College is firmly rooted. An annually held weeklong celebration, April 1-7 will give the campus community an opportunity to gain insight into the institution’s history while also embracing modern culture with activities for everyone to enjoy.

Cultural Awareness Week to Celebrate Heritage, April 1-7

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Fri Mar 8, 2019

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The first week of April has been chosen to recognize and honor the rich legacy in which Coahoma Community College is firmly rooted. An annually held weeklong celebration, April 1-7 will give the campus community an opportunity to gain insight into the institution’s history while also embracing modern culture with activities for everyone to enjoy.

This year’s theme for Cultural Awareness Week is ‘Culturally Identified: Who we were yesterday, who we are today and the greatness we will become tomorrow.’

Straight Talk with Dr. Towner Monday, April 1, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

The week of festivities will start off with a formal discussion led by President Valmadge Towner on how CCC was established as well as its past and current challenges. The Cultural Awareness committee plans to bring back two former CCC presidents to join the talk. The event scheduled to be held in the Whiteside Hall Lecture Room will end with a debut of a short narrative film on the institution.

Film Screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising” Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:25 a.m.

The campus is invited to a viewing of the 83-minute documentary “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” a production of Emmy-Award winning director Stanley Nelson, who is also known for directing the PBS documentaries “Freedom Riders” and “The Black Panthers" and Marco Williams, a filmmaker and Arts professor at New York University. The film goes back to the era of slavery and highlights the elevation and impact of HBCUs. The screening will be held in the Pinnacle.

Paint & Punch Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

In the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union, enjoy a refreshing beverage while you unleash your inner-Picasso onto a canvas.

Founders Day Program Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 10:10 a.m.

In the Pinnacle, members of the CCC community will gather together to honor retirees and personnel who have served a commendable amount of years at Coahoma.

Birthday Celebration for Coahoma Community College Thursday, April 4, 2019, 1-3 p.m.

A special gathering of cupcake indulgence and great music will be held in the Student Union to celebrate 70 years of Coahoma’s existence. 

Loving on Coahoma Day Friday, April 5, 2019

An all-day event centered on service to CCC, the campus will give back to the institution by dressing out in school-repping gear to tidy up the campus.

CCC Choir’s Annual Spring Concert Sunday, April 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The CCC Choral Department will end Cultural Awareness Week on a high note with a Spring Concert at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to the talented, melodic voices of Coahoma, this Lyceum attraction will feature vocal groups Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis and Darrel Petties & S.I.P (Strength in Praise).