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Workshops, Films, Play, and Other Events Highlight Black History Month at Hartnell College

February 12th, 2006

Hartnell College will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of activities, including workshops, films, a play, a scholarly address and a dance concert. The public is invited to attend all of the events.

Here are some of the planned activities:
Films: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," Feb. 13, planetarium; "Do the Right Thing," Feb. 22, room 125, Performing Arts Facility; "Lumumba," Feb. 28, planetarium. All films begin at noon and are free.

Workshops: "Soul Food, Black Hair Creativity and HIV Awareness," Feb. 15, noon-2:30 p.m.; "Slavery in Sudan" by Sudan native Abuk Bak, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Both workshops are free and will be held in the Steinbeck Hall of the College Center.

Play: "Thelonious Monk," a one-act play about the famous jazz pianist, Feb. 25, 2 and 7 p.m., main stage, Performing Arts Facility. Tickets will be available at the door ($20 general admission and $10 students).

Dance Concert: A program of African music and dance by Mandjou Kone of Santa Cruz and her family, Feb. 16, noon-2 p.m., room 125, Performing Arts Facility. The performance is free.

Closing Luncheon: Keynote address by Bruce Bridges, a well known historian who conducts cultural awareness seminars throughout the United States, Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Steinbeck Hall, College Center. Tickets will be available at the door ($5 general admission and $3 students).

Black History Month is sponsored by Hartnell's Center for International/Intercultural Education and the Black Student Union.

For more information, call Sharolyn Robinson, Black Student Union member, at (831) 755-6734.