ASWVC presents Janet Seenoi Nchoko and John Bunn for Black History Month

Feb. 10, 2020

Media Contact:
Marichuy Alvízar, diversity and inclusion coordinator, 509-682-6865
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

In honor of Black History Month, there will be two performances at Wenatchee Valley College, one by Janet Seenoi Nchoko and another by John Bunn on Thursday, Feb. 13. The first performance will be at 12 p.m. in the Van Tassell Lounge, and the second performance will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. This event is presented by the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College.

The performance will combine black history, culture and music. Food will also be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Janet was born in Kenya and raised in the Maasai Tribe. She came to the United States in 2017. Janet performs in elementary and middle schools. She has a passion for music and performing arts. She brings culture, traditions, and music from Kenya. She enjoys educating and sharing her traditions with people.

John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by his single mother. At age 14, John was charged with the murder and attempted murder of two New York City Correction Officers in Brooklyn in 1991. He was convicted in a high-profile case at the time based upon the testimony of one eyewitness. John was released on parole in 2006. New evidence has surfaced that Louis Scarcella and other rogue Brooklyn homicide detectives illegally arrested John in his mother’s apartment and framed him for the murder. On May 15, 2018, John Bunn was exonerated with help from the efforts of The Exoneration Initiative, a foundation dedicated to freeing the wrongfully convicted. At the same time as his exoneration was in progress, John started A Voice 4 the Unheard to do his best to bring positivity into the communities, schools, houses and prisons of New York City.

Daily parking passes on the Wenatchee campus cost $2. Parking permit machines are available in the Wells Hall/Music and Art Center, Smith Gym, Brown Library and Sexton Hall lots. Students must have valid WVC parking permits.


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