Photo Caption: the above image is from the film “Nightjohn”.
Ticonderoga – North Country Community College’s Diversity Task Force invites the public to pair of events at the college’s Ticonderoga campus.
The first is a Diversity Workshop, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Room 114 on the Ticonderoga campus, 123 Montcalm St. The workshop will focus on building communities of inclusion and cultural competence. Participants will be challenged to understand the power of assumptions and learn how to detect, reflect and reject implicit biases.
The second event is a screening of the film “Nightjohn” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, again in Room 114. “Nightjohn” (1996) tells the story of Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl who lives on a Southern plantation. She leads a hopeless life until Nightjohn, a runaway slave, arrives and secretly teaches her how to read and write, a crime punishable by death in the antebellum South.
The film screening is presented by the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association and hosted by the college’s Diversity Task Force and World History Class.
The college and its Diversity Task Force are working to raise competence, critical consciousness and civil discourse around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of our institutional mission, and to increase our culture of inclusion through a renewed commitment to collectively evolve our understanding within our campus and regional communities.
For more information about the college and its Diversity Task Force, visit http://www.nccc.edu/diversity-task-force/.
The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association’s mission is to research, preserve, interpret, and promote the Underground Railroad history of Northeastern New York’s Waterways to Freedom and to celebrate the importance of that history and its relevance and significance to our own time.
For more information about the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, visit http://www.northcountryundergroundrailroad.com.