The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rockville Celebrates Black History Month 2011

Each year during the month of February the Rockville campus of Montgomery College celebrates Black/African-American Month (B/AAHM). The Black/African-American History Month Committee, comprised of students, faculty, and staff, have put together a month of events highlighting the heritage, contributions and achievements of people of African descent in the United States.
Black History Month programming will be featured on Montgomery College Television, Cable Channel 10 in Montgomery County.  Visit for the program schedule. 
Manding Djembe with Amadou Kouyate4:00pm to 5:00pm.  Music Building (MU), Room 124
Monday, February 7, 2011-
Description:  Manding Djali, performer, composer and scholar, Amadou Kouyate will lead an African drumming workshop focused on the djembe.  Drums will be provided and all levels of experience are welcome.  Please feel free to bring your own djembe.  This event is FREE and open to the public.
For more information about this event please contact Professor Dawn Avery at or (240) 567-5035.

The Impact of Cultural Diversity and Multiculturalism on Teaching and Learning
Thursday, February 10, 2011-
9:30am to 11:00am- Theatre Arts (TA) Arena
Description:  This workshop will include information about the implementation of a new curricula unit in the Delaware Public Schools.  Delaware’s Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joseph Masiello, will discuss the impact that his Fulbright experiences in Japan an England have had on his teaching and how last summer’s teaching experience in earthquake ravaged Haiti changed his life.  This program is sponsored by the Montgomery College School of Education in partnership with Rockville Student Development.
For more information about this event please contact Professor Ever Grier at or (240) 567-7648. 

The ‘N’ Word
11:00am to 12:00pm-  Student Activity Center, Campus Center (CC), Room 015
Description:  Why does it generate such powerful emotion?   Who gets to use it, and who doesn’t?   How should we view it among the various issues confronting the black community?
For more information about this event please contact Dr. Alonzo Smith, at or (240) 567-7283 or Dr. John Riedl at or (240) 567-7284. 

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