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Earth Week

NHCC will be celebrating Earth Week from April 20-24, 2015! Our theme this year is Closing the Opportunity Gap.

Explore proven, interactive strategies to help close the gap in the education system for underrepresented students, with a focus on American Indians and African Americans. Special guest speakers, live music and dance, a recycling workshop, garden planting, a FREE community feast, and more will be featured!

On opening day, April 20, Dr. Anton Treuer, Ojibwe and executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, will present The Opportunity Gap from an Indigenous Perspective. Then, on April 23, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome expert, will present The Origins of the Opportunity Gap and the Impact on African Americans.  

Both lectures will be followed by a book signing and a training session for educators and community members. The lectures are free, books will be for sale, and each training is $15 per person with funds going toward NHCC student scholarships. Registration is required for Dr. Anton Treuer on April 20 and Dr. Joy DeGruy on April 23

Other special performances include NHCC alum band Dysfunctional Holiday, Red Lake Drum Group, and Robbinsdale’s American Indian Education Program’s dancers.

Student Senate is also collecting non-perishable food items for NHCC's Food Cupboard during Earth Week. Their goal is to collect 2000lbs to support the need of students! Thank you for your support!

Click here for a complete list of Earth Week events!