Black History event planned for college

February 22, 2005|by JANET HEIM

The second of two Black History Month programs coordinated by The People of Color Training Center and Research Institute and Pastor Darin Mency will be held Saturday.

The program will be presented from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Hagerstown Community College Careers Building.

The program is open to the public and admission is free.

Sponsored by Ekklesia Ministries Inc. and Memorial Recreation Center, the main goal for the program is to educate area residents.

"Our goal is education, to give them some type of vision. We want them to go to college and pursue a worthy profession," said William Emanuel, director of The People of Color Training Center.

The keynote speaker, James A. Momah, Ph.D., will speak on the topic "Where there is no vision, the people perish," which is Proverbs 29:1.


Momah, who began teaching at Howard University in 1983, is a professor of electrical engineering and director of the Center for Energy Systems and Control at the university.

He recently served as program director at the Division of Electrical and Communications Systems of the Directorate for Engineering, a three-year assignment at the National Science Foundation.

In addition, the program schedule will include age-appropriate workshops - including storytelling; motivating teens and college students; health issues; the need for education in various fields; and how Liberia and the African-American community are connected. There will be music and prayer as well.

Detailed information about these programs is available at the Web site, or by calling William Emanuel at 301-791-5776.

Emanuel is seeking donations to offset the costs of putting on the programs.

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