Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Grossmont College celebrates Black History Month

To honor the movements, traditions and legacies of peoples of the African diaspora, Grossmont College will host a variety of educational and entertainment events throughout February as part of Black History Month.
Highlighted events include:

·         National race expert Tim Wise will talk about “Race, Racism and White America,” at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Griffin Gate (a sign language interpreter will be available at this event); this event follows a screening of the documentary, “White Like Me,” at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in Bldg. 26, room 220

·         Award-winning poet, playwright and author reg e gaines will read from his selected works at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Griffin Gate; this event immediately precedes a screening of the documentary, “The Night James Brown Saved Boston”

·         SACRA/PROFANA, dubbed “San Diego’s Go-To Chorale Ensemble” by the Union-Tribune in 2012, will perform “Dream Variations,” based on the works of Langston Hughes, at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in Griffin Center; Grossmont College’s Gospel Choir, directed by Ken Anderson, will also perform with SACRA/PROFANA

·         Grossmont College Jazz Ensemble will perform at noon, Wednesdays, in Griffin Center

All events are free and open to the public. To find a complete listing of Black History Month events, visit For additional information, contact Student Affairs at 619-644-7600.

Grossmont College’s Black History Month activities are organized by the Black History Month Planning Committee and sponsored by the World Arts and Cultures Committee.