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Waukesha County Technical College to host online Black History Month program Feb. 18

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Friday, Feb. 12, 2021) – Black History Month, an observance held each February, honors the triumphs and struggles of Black and African Americans throughout U.S. history.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m., Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) will hold a special online event for Black History Month -- A Conversation with George Floyd’s Family -- sponsored by WCTC’s Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). The event is open to WCTC staff and students as well as the greater community. Participants can access the link here:

George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed in Minneapolis while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill on May 25, 2020. The episode was caught on video, touching off nationwide protests.

WCTC’s event will feature conversations with Nyle Fort, who is a minister, activist and scholar, and members of Floyd’s family, including his aunt, Angela Harrelson, and his uncle Selwyn Miles Jones.

This exclusive and intimate conversation explores the shock waves of George Floyd’s death. The event will allow ample time for questions and answers, and it promises to be powerful, valuable and unforgettable.

“Black history is part of America's history, and it is important for all Americans to know, learn about, and understand,” said Rolando DeLeon, WCTC’s diversity coordinator. “The MRC strives to grow and sustain a culture where all people are valued and seeks to prepare all students and staff to work actively toward equity by providing knowledge, dispositions, and skills for acceptance and inclusion among diverse groups.”

About Waukesha County Technical College

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