2/18: Black History program at NRCC

In celebration of Black History month, New River Community College (NRCC) and the college’s Black History Committee will sponsor a guest speaker and music program on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m. The event will be held in 117 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin and admission is free.

Chris Sanchez
Keynote speaker Chris Sanchez, project organizer for the Christiansburg Institute, will speak on the topic “Black Liberation as Restorative Justice and Storytelling.”

Sanchez, moved to Blacksburg in 2015 from Detroit, Mich., serving at Dust Covenant Church, a church he co-founded. He says his experience serving in ministry was a healthy and creative space for him to intimately engage and explore issues of injustice and oppression. He is currently a student at New River Community College and plans to transfer to Virginia Tech to study sociology and religion.

Clendel Brown
Musical performances will be presented by Clendel Brown and a dance group, Anointed2Mime. Clendel Brown, of Rich Creek, will sing. A student at NRCC, Brown is a Giles County ACCE scholar. He plans to transfer to Radford University to study music. Brothers Jeremiah and Josiah Williams, students at Pulaski County High School, have been performing mime dance for four years. They are sons of Mia Williams of Pulaski.

The public is invited to the event; light refreshments will be served following the program.