Remembering the Past, Connecting and Building the Future
A coalition of community organizations and businesses have come
together to collaborate on the 2023 Black History and Cultural Expo to celebrate Black
History Month. Remembering the Past, Connecting and Building the Future is the
theme for this year’s event that will include exciting community exhibits, speakers,
storytellers, a talent show, food, fun and activities for the entire family!
The event will kick off at 10 a.m and end at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25,
2023, at the First Christian Church located at 7020 N. Mound Street at Park Street. The
event is Free and Open to the public. Free parking is also available across the street at
the TJR Middle School parking lot on Mound Street.
The Keynote speaker Executive Director, Joseph Caesar of Legacy Institute for
Financial Education will address Empowering Families and Generational Wealth
followed by a Leadership session led by Dr. Veronica Chimney, EdD, Chief Human
Resources Officer at ETECH in Nacogdoches. Yolanda Tatum, Executive Director with
The Brown Family Health Center, will present a session on Health and Wellness.
more Black History and Cultural Expo Page 2 Fun and creative activities will be available for children 5-12 years of age along with educational opportunities. Slots are still available for the talent show. Interested acts including, but not limited to, poets, comedians, singers, dance groups, or others should contact Celena Garrett at 936-615-2797. Exhibitors interested in participating in the event, donors and prospective sponsors should contact Joyce Mills, Community Improvement Program, a 501 c (3) organization at 936-552-9324. Donations are tax deductible. The coalition of community organizations includes: The Community Improvement Program, The Brown Family Health Center, NAACP, Solid Foundation Association, Progressive Leadership, 21/7 Organization, Concerned Black Men of Nacogdoches, 700 Families, Texas Agri forestry Small Farmers and Ranchers, and Charisma Event Management.