Publish Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:14:37 -0800
The CHC Black History Month Planning Committee has organized virtual activities each
Wednesday at noon through the month of February to celebrate the achievements of African
Americans and recognize their central role in U.S. history.
The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,” explores the African diaspora and the spread of Black families across the United States.
Crafton’s activities will begin on February 3 with the viewing and discussion of a documentary on Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the documentary and discuss the impact of desegregation in education and how her legacy lives on today.
On February 17, a screening of the documentary film, “Back to Natural”, will explore universal aspects of the Black experience and the new Natural Hair movement, highlighting issues of hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities. Following the screening, the committee will host a discussion to explore how race, identity, and hair are all related.
Additional activities include a lecture entitled Profiles of African Americans in the Arts and a presentation by CSUSB theatre professor Kathy Ervin. All events are open to the entire campus community, and registration links are available through the campus calendar at www.craftonhills.edu.