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Black History Month events on tap at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 12:00:00 AM
In: District
Arts and Culture
Contact: Della Elliott

Speaker panels, a poetry reading, and presentations, including one on the nation’s first Black vice president, are among February’s Black History Month events presented by Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. 

A diverse selection of events is being offered at both colleges to honor the traditions, legacies and contributions of Black Americans. All events are free and presented virtually.      

Grossmont College’s events are accessible by will be available for live-stream viewing on the Grossmont College YouTube channel and Cuyamaca College’s events are available on the Student Affairs website


  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, 3 p.m.
The Power of the Vote 2020:  America’s Black Vote, Black Women Voters, and Our Nation’s First Black Woman Vice President
Forum hosted by members of Grossmont College’s History and Cross-Cultural Studies Departments (Natalye Harpin, Ticey Hosley, Raymundo Quezada, and Julio Soto)
  •  Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, 3 p.m. 
Black Healing:  A Forum on Addressing and Healing from Anti-Blackness and Racism
A presentation by Black feminist artist, educator and advocate Jessica Williams, whose heling dialogues are meant to foster community and promote healing to continue the ongoing social justice work necessary to combat racism and white supremacy.
  •  Thursday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.
Black Leadership in Athletics: Highlighting Black Professionals and Their Experiences in Athletics and the Pathways to Careers in Athletics 
Special guest panel of Black professionals working within the athletics industry (Dean Nedra Brown)
  •   Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, 4 p.m.

The Day in the Life:  Black Women and Men Working in STEM Fields and How to Gain More Representation in These Fields
Special guest panel or Black professionals working within the STEM fields (Taneisha Hellon)


  • Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021; 4 to 5 p.m.
Ancestral Trauma: Recognizing the Effects and Developing Coping Strategies to Heal
This workshop will discuss ancestral trauma and the effects that have lingered on from generation to generation. Facilitators will also introduce strategies to help individuals heal through a variety of exercises. (Halima Eid & Nathan Klien)
  •  Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021; noon to 1 p.m.
Black History Month Poetry Reading
A space to highlight and acknowledge black poets. A way to preserve and continue to share messages through writing and/or listening. Bring a poem or a poem of your own that you would like to share. (Jason Astorga)
  •   Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021; 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
College Hour: Black History Month
Dissecting Equity: The Legacy of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement

A multimedia presentation and poetry reading evaluating the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on modern American civil liberties in the 21st century. Viewers will participate in an interactive workshop dissecting equity, equality and multiculturalism. Selections included from Faraji’s Amazon Best Selling anthology, “Calabama,” published through World Stage Press. (Yaa Faraji)

  •   Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Buffalo Soldiers and Insurrectos: African American Soldiers, Race, & the Philippine American War

This workshop will center on African American soldiers against a backdrop of war and white supremacy. Discussion will focus on intersections of racism and imperialism. Special emphasis will be given to trying to understand the role of marginalized and oppressed African American soldiers as they are sent to fight racialized 'enemies' in the Philippine American War and other US military actions and interventions. (James Diokno)


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