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Join us for the 15th anniversary of Dances of India on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 4 p.m. in CPCC’s Halton Theater. We would like to encourage you to purchase your tickets early. Due to your support, we have been sold out for the past 14 years. Let’s do it again to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Click […]

Dances of India is on this Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the CPCC’s Halton Theater.  If you are planning on attending, you must purchase your tickets NOW as only few balcony seats are left.  Come and celebrate the rich culture of India and the show’s signature dance “Unity in Diversity” set to […]

Enjoy free events and activities sponsored by CPCC’s Global Learning Office, International Student Services, Student Life and the Diversity Committee. Mark your calendars for: November 17:  International Teas & Tastes 9-11; Worrell Lobby, Central Campus November 18:  Global Citizens Meet and Greet; 12:30-1:30 p.m., Overcash Lobby, Central Campus – Free interactive social with students, faculty and […]

Name: Ana Maria Vasconez Carrera-Andrade  Country:  Ecuador What is something about your country that others may not know? Ecuador is a very diverse country. Besides being at the center of the world,  Ecuador is a the country with the most biodiverse flora and fauna. Ecuador is the owner of the Galápagos Islands. Is there a […]

Name: Daniella Abad Carnero  Country: Peru What is something about your country that others may not know? You only do 11 years of school before you go to college. Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most? The cultural custom that I like the most in my country is “el día de […]

WHAT: Internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer Dr. Maha Gingrich is excited to return to Central Piedmont Community College’s Halton Theater stage to present the 13th anniversary performance of “Dances of India,” a community outreach initiative. This year’s performance features more than 55 dancers performing 3,000 year-old classical Indian dances. Audiences will delight in watching as […]

A spokesperson for the rights of workers, Dolores Huerta helped create the National Farm Workers Association. Among other issues, she has fought for the right to a minimum wage, unemployment insurance, paid holidays and retirement benefits for farm workers.

MAN UP Program Information Session – these sessions are designed to invite prospective members and mentors to learn about the program and address any questions specific to our programs. Tuesday, March 24; 1 p.m. CH113 Tuesday, April 14; 1 p.m. CH113 For more information, please contact Ms. Katrina Johnson at 704.330.6656 or 3MP@cpcc.edu.  Come join us  Learn […]

Elizabeth Blackwell February 3, 1821– May 31, 1910 First American woman awarded a medical degree by a college. Attended Geneva College in New York after she was rejected by all the major medical schools in the nation because of her sex. Elizabeth Blackwell later founded a women’s medical college to train other women physicians.  

Before he was a renowned artist, Romare Bearden was also a talented baseball player. He was recruited by the Philadelphia Athletics on the pretext that he would agree to pass as white. He turned down the offer, instead choosing to work on his art.  He is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. […]

Join us as Dr. Felecia Harris, Ph.D. explores how black women in this generation have used “the personal is still political” theme to advance activism, feminism and women’s movements. Dr. Harris will examine how national black feminist organizations, the Black Church and the Hip Hop culture have helped strengthen the black woman’s voice in our […]

In 1938, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Roosevelt would come to refer to Bethune as “her closest friend in her age group.”  Bethune, a leader in the American black community founded Dayton […]

Name: Emily Anim Country: Liberia What is something about your country that others may not know? Eye contact is not normal, you greet by shaking hands which is a sign of welcoming someone Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most? Independence Day is July 24 and Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Thursday of […]

Home Country: Canada  What is something about your country that others may not know about? Canada is just as big as the USA and we have as much or more freedom.   Is there a cultural custom about your country you like most? I really miss Tim Horton’s coffee. An American company just bought them, let’s hope […]

Global Issues Forum: What is Fair? The People and Principles of Fair Trade Presented by Ten Thousand Villages As the global economy grows, fair trade organizations seek to ensure that producers and artisains from developing countries are justly compensated for their goods and have the opportunity to grow sustainable businesses.  Come learn about individuals’ journeys […]