The community is invited to participate in the activities at Cosumnes River College for Black History Month during the month of February. The kickoff event will be Monday, February 4, 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall with keynote speaker Dr. Joycelyn Moody.
Dr. Moody is the Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Editor-in-Chief of the African American Review. She was educated at Spring Hill College, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and University of Kansas. She has held faculty positions in the United States, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and has been a recipient of numerous awards, including the NEH, the Mellon Faculty Grant, Royalty Research Fund Fellowship and many others. She has published widely on issues of multiculturalism in America, the portrayal of black women in nineteenth century literature, and on slave narratives. Her Keynote address is going to be linked to the 2008 Black History Month theme: “Carter G. Woodson and the Origins of Multiculturalism.”
Events on black history for the entire month range from lectures on Hip-Hop to equality in relationships, as well as a special night recognizing African American students attending CRC.
For additional information, please contact Emmanuel Sigauke at (916) 691-7739.