Mesa Community College Hosts Local Author Bruce Nelson

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College (MCC) invites the public to attend a free multimedia presentation by Bruce Nelson, a local storyteller, filmmaker, actor and writer. He will tell a story, On the Porch, at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus (7110 E. McKellips Rd.) on February 7 at 7 p.m.

Nelson will share tales of growing up in the then-segregated Washington Park-Escobedo neighborhood of Mesa. Many of his stories will be told from a child’s perspective, yet connect to local and national historical figures involved in the Civil Rights Movement, the 2014 theme for Black History Month.

Creative activities designed to encourage people to investigate and record their own family and local history will be facilitated following the presentation.

A resource for life-long learning, MCC offers many learning experiences for residents as well as its students, faculty and staff. Public events presented at both MCC campuses may be found on the college’s Events Calendar.

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About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014