Black History Month to be celebrated throughout February at Crafton Hills College

By on January 28, 2018
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Crafton Hills College (CHC) has planned a series of events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month on campus. The events are designed to promote diversity and equality through activities ranging from workshops and presentations to a movie screening and student projects. Some details of the events are still being finalized but the specifics will be posted on the CHC website as they become available.

The events will include the following:

Thursday, Feb. 1

Opening Day Ceremony with Spoken Word/Poetry at 1:00 p.m., Location TBD

Friday, Feb. 2

Soft reception with Ulysses Jenkins, M.F.A. at 12 p.m., at the LRC Art Gallery

Professor Jenkins is with the University of California Irvine Art Department and is the former Chair of African American Studies. He is pioneering video and performance art in Los Angeles for the investigation of African American men portrayal in media. His work is in the Getty Museum and Whitney Museum collections.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

“The Tuskegee Airmen” with Lt. Col. Robert Friend at 12 p.m., LRC 226. Lt. Col Friend is one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen. He will share his life story from initial days of Tuskegee Airmen to the battlefield and life thereafter.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

“History of Black Theatre” with Kathryn Ervin, M.F.A. at 1:00 p.m., LRC-226. Professor Ervin is with the Department of Theatre Arts at California State University San Bernardino. She is a consultant, past president and recipient of the Black Theatre Network Lifetime Membership Award. Professor Ervin is a recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Outstanding Educator Award and an NAACP Pioneer Award.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Presentation with Jonathan P. Higgins, PhD at 1:00 p.m., Location TBD. Dr. Higgins is a Campus Pride Curriculum Educator, Lambda Literary writing fellow and TED speaker focused on the issues related to people of color, LGBTQ storytelling and empowering marginalized communities.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Gallery Reception, Art Talk & Performance Art at 12 p.m., LRC 226 and 227 with Ulysses Jenkins, M.F.A. Professor Jenkins returns for CHC’s Black History Month. With the Art Department at University of California Irvine and Former Chair of African American Studies, Professor Jenkins is pioneering video and performance art in Los Angeles for the investigation of African American men portrayal in media. His work is in the Getty Museum and Whitney Museum collections.

For additional information on Black History Month at CHC go to: https://www.craftonhills.edu/faculty-and-staff/professional-development/workshops-and-events/black-history-month-events.php or call CHC at: 909-794-2161. Crafton Hills College is located at 11711 Sand Canyon Road in Yucaipa.