Atlantic Cape Community College will be celebrating Black History Month with various events throughout February, featuring guests who inspire, empower and inform. The following events are free and open to the public:

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at in the Student Center, Atlantic Cape will featureThe Twin Poets, performing “Our Voices Matter.” Both men are master level social workers who utilize their art as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and development. The Twin Poets, the 17th Poets Laureate for the State of Delaware, have performed national and internationally. Light refreshments will be served.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Atlantic City Worthington campus, the college welcomes the Atlantic City Professional Panel to discuss the topic “Our Journey Becoming Leaders,” which will recognize featured professionals Natalie Devonish, dean of the Worthington Campus and Workforce Development; Michael Epps, Esq., executive director of Atlantic City Initiatives Project Office; attorney Yolanda Melville of Cooper Levenson, P.A. and president, National NAACP NextGen Alumni Leadership Council; and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small. The panel will identify their inspirations and discuss what Black History means to them. They will share their professional journeys and how they overcame obstacles along the way.

Throughout the month there will be a variety of events specifically for Atlantic Cape students, including movies, essay contests and interactive displays at each campus.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.