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Palomar Hosts Black History Month Workshops

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SAN MARCOS, CA (February, 2023) — For the third year, educators and students from Palomar College and around the country are exploring the history and creativity of Black History Month with a series of workshops available on Zoom and in person at the College’s San Marcos campus.+

“To be able to offer this many workshops and have this much collaboration is just monumental,” said Amber Colbert, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Founder of the Palomar Black Faculty and Staff Association (PBFSA), which is hosting the events.

“It’s a way to expose everyone, regardless of race, to the history of Black America that has led us to today—and to issues happening right now,” said Colbert. “It’s America’s history, it’s Black history, and I’m glad that Palomar and the PBFSA are able to provide these workshops.”

“It is inspiring to see so many dedicated and talented educators coming together to provide our students and community with inspiring, informative Black History workshops,” said Palomar’s Superintendent/President, Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey. “We encourage everyone to join us in learning and imagining a stronger, more inclusive future.”

The series will conclude with a barbecue and fund-raiser at Mesa Rim Climbing Center in San Marcos. For more information about the workshops, including biographies of the presenters, please visit www.palomar.edu/pbfsa/black-history-month-2023-workshop-series/

  • Wednesday, February 8, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
  • The Underground Railroad: Quilts and Textile Artwork in The African American Community
  • Presenter: Arnella Giles (she/her/hers)

Wednesday, February 8, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

  • Time Management: We All Gotta Hustle Out There, Let’s Learn To Do It More Efficiently
  • Presenter: Terhea Williams

Friday, February 10, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • The Black Church: Its Legacy and Role in Shaping Black History
  • Presenter: Cheryl Kearse

Monday, February 13, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

  • Black Voices
  • Presenter: Dr. Khalid White

Monday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Disrupting Racism Through The Lens of the Arts (Part II): From Emancipation to Jim Crow
  • Presenter: Dr. Ronald McCurdy

Tuesday, February 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Money Management & Financial Challenges Affecting the Black Community
  • Presenters: Felipe Arevalo & Coach Rae Russell from the San Diego Financial Literacy Center

Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

  • Revivals of Blackness
  • Presenters: Lela Aisha Jones, Alex Shaw, Aidan Un

Thursday, February 16, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  • IN PERSON at MD-217, San Marcos campus
  • The Beauty of Art Therapy
  • Presenter: Chauntrell Turner

Thursday, February 16, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Black & Brown Relations: What It Means For White Supremacy
  • Presenters: Dr. Angelica Yanez & Sherehe Hollins

Tuesday, February 21, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • All-African Diaspora Education Summit
  • Presenters: Mercedes Tiggs & Brikia Cephus

Tuesday, February 21, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

  • Self-Care Tips for BIPOC
  • Presenter: Dr. Lisa Cox Romain

Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Disrupting Racism Through The Lens of the Arts (Part III): From Civil Rights Movement to Hip Hop
  • Presenter: Dr. Ronald McCurdy

Thursday, February 23, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  • IN PERSON at MD-217, San Marcos campus
  • Creating your own Emotional Monster
  • Presenter: Chauntrell Turner

Thursday, February 23, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

  • De la Misma Raíz: From the Same Root
  • Presenter: Sherehe Hollins

Friday, February 24, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

  • A Snapshot Perspective From a Black Woman in Nursing
  • Presenters: Terhea Williams & Shantrice Williams, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Monday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Disrupting Racism Through The Lens of the Arts (Part IV): Exploring Juneteenth: How Did Emancipation Really Impact The Enslaved African
  • Presenter: Dr. Ronald McCurdy

Tuesday, February 28, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • IN PERSON at Mesa Rim Climbing Center — North City
  • 285 Industrial Street, San Marcos
  • Black History Month BBQ Fundraiser
  • Coordinator: Jaque Toledo (jaque@mesarim.com), Mesa Rim Climbing Center – North City

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