Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Higher Education

Pasadena City College series to highlight African American Heritage Month

See also

Pasadena City College is recognizing African American Heritage Month with a series of lectures and events that bring an array of prominent artists, scholars, musicians, performers, writers, and playwrights to the college community.“A Hearing and a Listening: Stories of the Africa Diaspora and Pasadena,” the title if this year’s Jackie Robinson Arts & Humanities Lecture Series, is being curated by PCC History Professor Dr. Christopher Jimenez y West.

The series begins with a talk by historian, novelist, and poet Susan D. Anderson on Feb. 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in PCC’s Creveling Lounge. She will be discussing the experiences of African Americans in the early 20th century in California.

On Feb. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center in Pasadena, a “Senior Panel” will be moderated by Johari Dewitt-Rogers, former director of Media Services at PCC.

On Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Creveling Lounge, former U.S. Congressman Mervyn Dymally will be exploring the evolution of cultural identities and politics in California spanning his political career in an “interview.”

On Feb. 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Creveling Lounge, Janira Teague, UCLA doctoral student in history, will present her current research on the impact of Afro-Caribbean migration into Harlem during the 20th century.

In addition to the lecture series, PCC will also be hosting a number of cultural events throughout the month. Iconic photos of the South African jazz age, Apartheid era, and early life of Nelson Mandela are on display in PCC’s Shatford Library rotunda from now until Feb. 27. The exhibit features the work of Jurgen Schadeberg, recognized worldwide as a pioneer of South African photography.

Additionally, PCC’s Ujima Program is bringing Kabasa African Drummers on Feb. 21. Musician Geminelle Rollins will also be performing on Feb. 23. Both events will take place in the PCC Quad.

----

Browse other recent Los Angeles College Examiner articles.

Browse Los Angeles Law Schools Examiner articles.

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos