Black History Month 2003
Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present, Creating the Future

Highlights at Foothill College

Monday, Feb. 3
African American Literature Read-In
Featuring Avotcja, poet and multi-percussionist, accompanied by cellist and violinist, audience members can read works from African American poets or authors. Co-sponsored by the National Council for Teachers of English and the Language Arts Division.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Room 1501
Free Admission

Wednesday, Feb. 5
Black History Month Official Opening Ceremony
Featuring Diamano Caura, West African Dance Company and student speakers.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, Main Dining Room
Free Admission

Meet the Artist Reception
Featuring the artists whose work is on exhibit in Semans Library Gallery throughout February.
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Semans Library Gallery
Free Admission

Thursday, Feb. 6
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Lecture & Demonstration
1,800 Bay Area elementary, middle and junior high school students will attend, lunch and campus tours follow both productions.
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Free Admission

Friday, Feb. 7
Meet the Artist Reception
Featuring the artists whose work is on exhibit in Semans Library Gallery throughout February.
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Semans Library Gallery
Free Admission

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Performance
This contemporary dance group of mixed repertory performances of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works will return to Foothill for an evening of excellence, elegance and enjoyment. A reception follows the performance.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets: $ 25, general; $15 students with OwlCard. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
The Colored Museum Film & Panel Discussion
Mainstream black theater has evolved since George C. Wolfe's, 1979 production “The Colored Museum” opened off-Broadway and deflated black stereotypes in America. Three of the eleven original vignettes will be discussed and facilitated by Natalia Menedez, M.A., Foothill College English Instructor and Harry Saterfield, Ph.D., Foothill College Psychology Instructor.
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Room 3525
Free Admission

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Bridge the Gap Forum: AIDS Awareness Social & Personal Responsibility featuring Kevin Powell
Kevin Powell, hip-hop historian, journalist, book author, editor, political activist and commentator is best recognized as one of the original cast member of MTV’s Real World. Co-sponsored by Health Services.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Free Admission

Bridge the Gap Forum: Question & Answer Session
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Bridge the Gap Forum: Reception
Time: Noon-1 p.m.,
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Thursday, Feb. 13
African & African American History Lecture Series (Part I): From Our Perspective
Featuring Foothill faculty and staff who will reflect on their sense of history and discuss future prospects for continuing the struggle for achieving civil rights and economic opportunities for people of African descent in America.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3525
Free Admission

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Symposium: The Juvenile Justice System & African American Youth
Featuring Drs. Nathan Hare and Julia Hare of the Black Think Tank. Breakout sessions will be incorporated into the program. Co-sponsored by the Caribbean Club
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Location: Room 3525
Free Admission

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Bridge the Gap Forum II: The Life & Legacy of Malcolm X

Featuring Minister Keith Muhammad, learn about the life, legacy and lessons for which Malcolm X is remembered and revered. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3525
Free Admission

Thursday, Feb. 20
African & African American History Lecture Series (Part II): Hip-Hop’s Influence on Popular World Culture Featuring Davey D

Radio personality and journalist Davey D will give insight to the effects that hip-hop has on society while he speaks about the world from a hip-hop perspective.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Room 3525
Free Admission

Saturday, Feb. 22
Make A Joyful Noise XIV Gospel Concert

Continuing in the Black History Month tradition of celebrating culture with song, vocalists will take you on a walk through history from Negro spirituals to Gospel. A reception follows the performance in the Campus Center.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Tickets: $ 10, general; $7 students with OwlCard. To purchase tickets, call (650) 949-7360.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
5th Annual African American Achiever Awards Ceremony
Recognizing outstanding scholars, leaders and achievers of African descent from Foothill College, and San Mateo and Santa Clara county high schools. Campus tours will end in the Campus Center where visiting students will have lunch and watch the I Themba South African performance.
Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Free Performance

I Themba South African Dance Performers
A variety of dance styles performed live.
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Friday, Feb. 28
African Odyssey
Featuring African dance, fashion, crafts, poetry, spoken word and cuisine. Co-sponsored by Shades of Africa
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Tickets: $ 12, general; $10 students with OwlCard. Tickets will be available at the door.

Sponsored by the Associated Students of Foothill College. For more information call (650) 949-7282



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