The Education Committee of the NAACP Monterey County Branch invites you to
attend a special presentation by P.K. Diffenbaugh, Superintendent of the Monterey Pennisula Unified School District.
He will discuss a new school bond proposal for the upcoming ballot.
The meeting will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 3 pm, at the
Friendship Baptist Church ~ Multipurpose Room 1440 Broadway, Seaside, CA 93955.
Community members, parents and taxpayers are encouraged to voice concerns and ask questions directly to the MPUSD Superintendent.
For More Information: Contact the NAACP Education Chair Princess Pope (831) 540-9954
Diversity Celebration Speaker Series
Please join Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PHD, as she discusses her work on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. This free event takes place on February 27 from 5:30pm — 8:00pm at the Alumni & Visitors Center. The public is invited to attend. Co-sponsored by Ladies First, a small local non-profit whose aim is to support young girls of color in developing self-esteem, leadership skills and economic self-sufficiency.
Dr. Jones is a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine and a Past President of the American PublicHealth Association (2015-2016). She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).
A Raisin in the Sun at UCSC
The Theater Arts Department and the African American Theatre Arts Troupe at UC Santa Cruz will present Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play, A Raisin in the Sun, on campus, March 2-11, at the Theater Arts Second Stage.
Premiering in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by an African American woman produced on Broadway and a winner of the New York Critics’ Play of the Year award. It was later made into a feature film starring Sidney Poitier, who recreated his stage performance in the leading role.
The play portrays the intense hostility faced by a black family when they attempt to move into an exclusive white neighborhood. It takes its title from the 1951 Langston Hughes poem, Harlem, which asks: “What happens to a dream deferred? / Does it dry up / like a raisin in the sun? / Or does it explode?”
The widespread popularity of A Raisin in the Sun transformed the face of American theater, spawning more than 600 new African American theater companies from the mid 1960’s to mid 1970s. As writer James Baldwin famously noted, the play “put more of the truth of black people’s lives on the stage than any other play in the entire history of theatre.
Join Whites for Racial Equity’s monthly book group on Tuesday, March 6 from 7-9 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 490 Aguajito rd., Carmel. It is free and open to the public.
This month, we are reading All the Real Indians Died Off And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans ,
This enlightening book unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native Americans. Scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths.
Girl Talk: Chicano Artists and Their Work is being taught by Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains through OLLII on Wednesday, March 7, from 1:30-2:30 at Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103 (Parking is $3)
Amalia Mesa-Bains, PhD is an artist and cultural critic. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum, the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and across the globe. As a nationally known lecturer on Latino art, she has enhanced understanding of multiculturalism and reflected major cultural and demographic shifts in the United States. Among her many awards is a 1992 Distinguished MacArthur Fellowship.
Dr Shakti Butler will show and discuss her latest film Healing Justice at MIIS on March 29.
The annual Cesar Chavez march April 8 in Salinas