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STLCC-Meramec Celebrates African-American History Month

January 30, 2015

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UrbSlam poets will recite their works and encourage audience reflection on social commentary included in their performance Feb. 24 at St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

St. Louis Community College-Meramec Theatre celebrates African-American History Month with a series of events scheduled in February.

 

The film “42” is featured at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 in Student Center, Room 196. “42” tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball, as he signs with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 through his historic rookie year with the team in 1947.

 

Jameca Falconer and Traice Webb-Bradley present “Understanding and Recognizing Mental Health Issues in the African-American Community” at 11 a.m. Feb. 12 in Business Administration, Room 105. The presentation includes training for community members on how to recognize mental health issues and how to help those in need of assistance connect with mental health resources.

 

Fitness professional and personal trainer Kahlia Brookins presents “Empowerment through Health and Fitness: Be Fit, Be You!” at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in Student Center, Room 196. Learn the latest health information on building your best body through eating right and working out consistently

 

The month of events wraps up with “UrbSlam Talk Back,” featuring the nationally ranked  UrbSlam St. Louis team, at noon Feb. 24 in the Meramec Theatre. The UrbSlam poets recite their works and encourage audience reflection on the social commentary included within their performed works.

 

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on events, call 314-984-7593.