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2003 - 2004 WACC/WACO Sponsored Events

Events sponsored by WACC/WACO between September, 2003 and June, 2004:
Black History Month: “Our Voices” (poetry); storyteller Diane Ferlatte
Monday, February 23 and Thursday, February 27
Organized by Assistant Professor William Snead. "Our Voices,” a group of five African-American professionals who express in poetry what it is like being an isolated minority on a college campus. Second, nationally acclaimed storyteller Diane Ferlatte, performs a witty, funny and interactive reading of stories portraying the African-American perspective on life.
Women’s History Month: "Catherine the Great"
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Russian Instructor Sofia Rosenblat Russian Instructor Sofia Rosenblat performs and shares a part of Russian heritage during her presentation honoring Women's History month. The audience is also treated to Russian dessert.
Tango Dancers
Wednesday, April 14, 2004, Main Quad, 11:45 a.m.
Arabic Culture Day
Tuesday, April 20, 2004, Main Quad, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Features a Middle Eastern bazaar, folkloric dance, and food from many Middle Eastern nations. Organized by Dr. Sonia Ghattas-Soliman.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Wednesday, May 5, 2004, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Main Quad
Celebrating the Mexican Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexican folk dances, musicians and food, including carne asada tacos provided by The Puente Club; dancing and music with presentations by Los Jalapenos Express and Ballet Folklorica; Spanish Club students serves dessert and drinks; language instructor Paul Vincent presents a history of Cinco de Mayo; open mic for students to share their opinions and experiences; sale of Talavera ceramics. Organized by instructor Edda Temoche- Weldele. 
New York Filmmaker Madison Davis Lacy: "Brown v. Board of Education" Decision
Monday, May 17, 2004, 3:15 p.m., Griffin Gate
Acclaimed filmmaker Madison Davis Lacy provides a program and focus for the Grossmont College community and the public to commemorate the impact of the historic Supreme Court decision in "Brown v. Board of Education.” Lacy's presentation, "Through the Eyes of the Lens: Race, Rage and Rights,” includes excerpts from his film documentaries. Lacy's Emmy-winning films include “Eyes on the Prize II,” “Ken Burns Jazz,” “Free to Dance,” “Richard Wright: Black Boy,” and “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel”. His most recent work, “Pass it On,” is a film commissioned by the Topeka Museum specifically to commemorate the Brown v. Board of Education decision's 50th anniversary. Lacy is the 2004 Langston Hughes visiting professor at the University of Kansas. He serves with Grossmont College professor Dr. "T" Ford as a scholar/facilitator for the Langston Hughes National Poetry Project, "Speaking of Rivers" sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event sponsored by WACO and the Black Student Union.
Learning and Technology Resource Center Grand Opening
Friday, May 21, 2004, Learning and Technology Resource Center (LRTC)
Grossmont Symphony String Quartet; harpist.

  • Black History Month: Diane Ferlatte
    Black History Month: Diane Ferlatte

    Feb. 23 and on Feb 27, 2004

  • Women’s History Month: Russian Instructor Sofia Rosenblat performs "Catherine the Great"
    Women’s History Month: Russian Instructor Sofia Rosenblat performs "Catherine the Great"

    March 11 and March 17, 2004, Room 318

  • New York Filmmaker Madison Davis Lacy
    New York Filmmaker Madison Davis Lacy

    May 17, 2004, 3:15 p.m. in the Griffin Gate; "Brown v. Board of Education" Decision

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