Liberia topic of Feb. 12 talk

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By SHEILA TEMPLETON

The Pima Community College 2013 Speakers’ Series kicks off Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

Reading instructor Bernard Ngovo will speak about the “Historical Connections between the United States and Liberia.”

“I hope to cover the role of the United States in founding Liberia as a home for free African-Americans in the 1800s,” Ngovo said.

“Many prominent American political and religious leaders formed the American Colonization Society, which shipped unwanted freed African-Americans to what is now present day Liberia.”

Ngovo also plans to cover what the United States and Liberia have in common, such as some holidays and customs that African-Americans took with them to Liberia.

The year-long free Speakers’ Series by PCC faculty is sponsored by the provost’s office and by the Faculty Senate. All lectures are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the PCC District Office Community Board Room, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd., in Building C.

Other upcoming lectures include:

March 5:  “Ars Moriendi, Ars Vivendi:  The Art of Death, the Art of Life,” by Dianna Repp, anthropology faculty.

April 2:  “Knowing is as Knowing Does,” by Jerry Gill, humanities faculty/Upward Bound.

Oct. 1: “Chinese Grocery Store: From Chorizo to Saladito,” by Barry Infuso, culinary arts faculty.

Nov. 5: “Whales of Baja,” by Kathryn “Katie” Iverson, biology faculty.

Dec. 3: “Climate Change at Arctic’s Edge,” by Silvia Kolchens, chemistry faculty.

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