Moraine Park to celebrate Black History Month with speaker Yvette Johnson Feb. 24

by abemis14. February 2014 10:00

In honor of February being Black History Month, Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to welcome professional writer, film producer and speaker Yvette Johnson to speak on its West Bend Campus Monday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room T-101. 

Johnson will share her grandfather’s story, which has been featured in the documentary Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story, which she co-produced.  During her presentation, Yvette shares her family’s story and explores issues relating to leadership, race relations, recognizing each other’s humanity and communication. 

The documentary Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story premiered with rave reviews at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The story of her film and her work was featured in a one-hour episode of Dateline NBC. In addition to appearing on numerous radio and television programs, Johnson has been a guest on National Public Radio, and her story was the subject of a one-page spread in the New York Times. 

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Moraine Park’s West Bend Student Senate, Diversity Services and the Human Resources Department. 

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