College of New Caledonia celebrates Black History Month
The College of New Caledonia (CNC) and Prince George African Heritage Society are once again teaming up to host the 21st annual Black History Month Celebration throughout February.
The celebration, which has become a longstanding cultural tradition in the community, focused its efforts in 2017 towards raising money for charity and donated more than $4,000 to the Give a Chance Society. This year, the events are also raising money for the Dominican Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.
“It’s important to recognize and celebrate the past throughout Black History Month,” said CNC Instructor and one of the event organizers George Kaweesi. “But it’s also important we look to the future by helping youth around the world.”
At CNC, more than 20 per cent of the student population come from another country to study in Prince George. CNC President Henry Reiser said diversity is a strength at CNC and a point of pride for both our
community and country.
“CNC is a true community college, but we are also increasingly dynamic and international” he said. “We all benefit from this infusion of culture coming together on our campus. “CNC is proud to be a supporter of the Black History Month Celebration, which brings our community together every year.”