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Black History Month at Yuba Sutter Arts
February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the United States, is an annual observance also celebrated in several other countries. It began in the 1970s as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It started in the 1970s and is celebrated annually in the United States in February.
On Saturday, February 16thfrom 1-3pm at its Burrows Theater, 630 E Street in Marysville, Yuba Sutter Arts will host a tribute to the arts. The event will show the many diverse ways Africa and African Americans have contributed and influenced literature, music of different genres and various styles of dance. Paintings by local artists will be on display and the artists will be on hand to discuss their work and their inspiration. There will be an “open mic” with spoken word poetry and prose readings and recitations. The Bethel AME Choir will perform.
On Thursday February 21stat 6pm, again in the Burrows Theater at 630 E Street Marysville, guest speaker, Rachane Jackson, will present “Justice Pending” which was created to shed light on the historical connection and depth of the current #BlackLivesMatter movement as it relates back to the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored by the Tri-County African-American Alliance, “Justice Pending” is a presentation and community conversation with law enforcement that will address any misunderstanding and miscommunication that may exist on either side. Rachane will elaborate on the concept that injustice for one is injustice for all.
Rachanee is a Yuba City native, who obtained a Bachelor of Psychology Degree from Sacramento State, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Since returning to her hometown, Rachanee has dedicated herself to bettering her community. She has been working in the local schools in various capacities for the last 6 years where she is currently a substitute teacher. She has worked with the Yuba-Sutter Literacy Program, taught and served with different churches, works with a non-profit out of Sacramento that teaches urban youth about growing their own food, sustainable living and what’s going on with our environment. She’s a member and former club president of Toastmasters International, co-chair of the Black History Month Committee, member of the Tri-County African American Alliance and a licensed insurance agent.
These events are being held in collaboration with the Yuba College Umoja Community, the Sutter County Library and the Sutter County Memorial Museum.
Do not hesitate to contact us for Yuba Sutter Arts for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.