South Campus wraps up Black History Month with performances and wellness events

The South Campus ended Black History Month festivities with a cultural fashion show and wellness events.

The Black History Month Cultural Extravaganza and Fashion Show was organized by Alexis Alexander with support of the members of the Black History Month Planning Committee. The event was hosted by San Jacinto College employee, Denelle Walker-Warner. The event started with a fashion show in collaboration with the South Campus cosmetology department. The show featured tribal makeup, multi-ethnic attire, and urban designs from Fresh2Death designs. The program then transitioned into a talent showcase featuring student and community performers. In addition to light refreshments and great fashion, guests enjoyed a variety of performances including singing, comedy, spoken word, hip hop dancing, and stepping.

The committee also arranged for Dr. Alexander George from Texas Children’s Hospital Hematology Center, to lecture on the history, warning signs, and treatment of Sickle Cell Disease. Many nursing students attended and learned about how the disease was first discovered, how it works, and what successful treatments are being done to help patients live longer, healthier lives. After Dr. George’s presentation, nursing students offered wellness screenings for students, faculty, staff, and the public inside the South Campus science and allied health building lobby.