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Habri Gani!

UCLA Takes Notice...

Off The Hook

10 Helpful Hints for
College Beginners

You Can Do it Too!

Batter Up for
College Success

Minority Transfer Program

Strategies for Academic Success

It's in Your Hands

Foothill in Palo Alto...Middlefield Campus

Join our Shades of Africa Club

Vice Chancellor Judith James to Speak at King Luncheon

Historical Black College Tours

Faculty & Staff News

Students in the News

Griots from Senegal

Community Leaders Recognized

Foothill Supports Community Cultural Event

Harambee 2001

Attack on America

Calendar of Events


Minority Transfer Program Orientation

Thursday, Oct. 4th, noon - 1 p.m.
Student Affairs Conference Room, Upper Level,
Campus Center

African American Network Welcome

Barbecue for Students & Faculty
Friday, October 5th noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Foothill Campus
(Next to Tennis Court Behind District Office)


Speaker Naomi Tutu, Race & Gender Justice Activist


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
March on Foothill
8th Annual King Luncheon
sponsored by the African American Network
Wednesday, Jan. 16, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Foothill Campus


AAHM Read -In;
Friday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - 2p.m.
Owls Nest
Mellow Yellow Cafe- Lower Level, Campus Center
Hip Hop Generation Showcase
Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
Foothill College, Smithwick Theater
Dallas Black Dance Theater Lecture Demonstration
Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Smithwick Theater
Dallas Black Dance Theater Performance
Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.
Smithwick Theater
Feb. 11-15 AIDS Awareness Week
African American History Month Lecture Series
Thursday, Feb. 14 & 21, noon
Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Concert
Saturday, Feb. 23
Smithwick Theater; 7 p.m.
4th Annual African American Achievers Program
Wednesday , Feb. 27

June 2002

Harambee Rites of Passage
for the Class of 2002
Friday , June 28, 4-5:30 p.m.,
Room 1301

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Naomi Tutu

Naomi Tutu, Race and Gender Justice Activist Will Speak at Foothill.

Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to visit Foothill College in November. She will speak to students, faculty, staff and community members in the Smithwick Theater. Ms. Tutu is coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk.

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The Griot Editors
Donald Dorsey
Melanie Pla-Richard


MariaElena Apodaca
M. Banks
Dr. Marie Elaine Burns
Rabea Chaudry
Erin Clifford
F. Coleman
Baye Coleman
Don Dorsey
Sue Gatlin
Saadia Hameed
Herlisa Hamp
April Henderson
Felket Kahsay
Tajuana Lewis-Selby
Natalia Menendez
Rose Myers
Melanie Pla-Richard
Carl Ray
Leslie Reed
Toyi Sogoyou
Kadidia Traore
Jean Thomas
Davida Vance-Lee


Our African Ancestors
Foothill Office of Economic Development
Charlie Dillard
Albert Santoso
Lori Thomas
Newspaper Design by Casey Design

If you have news or letters* to the editor, please contact Melanie Pla-Richard at 650.949.7668 or e-mail

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