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Black History Month In Full Swing at Hartnell College

February 10th, 2003

A luncheon and a talent showcase/concert are coming up to conclude Black History Month at Hartnell College. The Hartnell College Associated Student Body (ASB) sponsors the events. All the events are open to the public.

"On Wednesday, February 19th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will present 'Mentoring-African-American Young Men," a luncheon to be held in the Steinbeck Dining Hall at Hartnell College," said Sharolyn Robinson, ASB president and treasurer of the United Black Students Association (ASBA) at Hartnell. "The luncheon will include a youth forum panel discussion titled 'Crisis Among Young Black Men 2003' and we hacve a panel of successful black men from our community," Robinson said. Cost is $3 for students and $5 for non students.

The Coordinator for Student Services at Hartnell, Irene Rasmussen said, "The panel will share their stories and answer questions. Our audience will include high school and middle school students from juvenile detention facilities and athletes of the same age group. The panel members will be Tony Anderson, Mel Mason, Ron Johnson, Fred Anderson, Curtis Rutherford and Billy Coleman," Rasmussen concluded.

On Friday, February 28th the Mind Over Matter Entertainment and the UBSA will present Black History Month Appollo Night on the Western Stage Theater at Hartnell College. "There will be two categories for prizes, Robinson explained. "First will be music/instrumentals-three song demo. The prize is $100 cash. Second category is non-musical competition and the winner will receive $500 cash. This includes dance and other acts. This event is co-sponsored by KDON 102.5 FM," Robinson added.

Cost for Apollo Night is $10 for students, $12 if tickets are purchased in advance and $15 at the door. For further information about "Mentoring-African-American Young Men" or "Keeping It Real, Apollo Night", call Rasmussen at (831) 755-6825 or Robinson at (831) 755-6734.