And even though I think we should celebrate the achievements of all cultures year round, Black History Month is a great chance to celebrate our black brothers and sisters.
And that's what they're doing at our institutions of higher learning.
On Thursday, speaker, singer, author, and educator Traciana Graves will present “Creating Hope: Celebrating Dreams Throughout History” at Hartnell College. Her presentation will take place a 1 p.m. in the student center of the Central Campus.
Graves is considered a dynamic and gifted performer and will present an interactive journey that weaves the stories of key unsung African American heroes with those of everyday people. Graves uses song, storytelling, experiential learning, and multimedia to teach and inspire on a broad range of topics designed to empower individuals, encourage civility, strengthen community, and create hope.
The public is invited to the free, annual celebration which begins at 11 a.m., with opening remarks by Salinas mayor Joe Gunter and Hartnell president Willard Lewallen.
I'll post more info on other Black History Month events coming up. Stay tuned.