African American art, music, literature and a youth conference will be on tap at Hartnell College in February to commemorate Black History Month.
All of the events are open to the public, and most are free. Hartnell annually celebrates Black History Month to spotlight the achievements of African Americans and Hartnell's commitment to ethnic diversity, according to Sharolyn Haulcy-Robinson of the Associated Students.
Here are some of the month's events:
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 7-9 - Aids awareness workshops and information booths, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., College Center.
Thursday, Feb. 10 - "Black Reflections," a program featuring the reading of African American literature and poetry, noon-2 p.m., Main Theater, Performing Arts Building. Sponsored by Sankofa, an organization of Black Hartnell faculty and non-teaching staff.
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 25-26 - "Know Thy Self," an African American youth conference sponsored by Hartnell' Black Student Union and the Salinas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. About 150 Hartnell, high school and middle school students are expected to attend.
Black History Month events are sponsored by the college's Black Student Union and Center for International/Intercultural Education as well as the Salinas chapter of the NAACP.
For more information about the youth conference, call Tony Anderson, Hartnell counselor, at (831) 755-6963. For all other Black History Week activities, call Sharolyn Haulcy-Robinson at (831) 755-6734.