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Celebrate Black History Month
February 2016

Black History Month February 2016

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend a calendar of cultural enrichment activities at De Anza to commemorate Black History Month throughout February.

Artist Talk and Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 17 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. • Euphrat Museum of Art 

Cheryl Patrice Derricotte is a sculptor, licensed city planner, and non-profit developer for numerous low-income housing projects and community-based art facilities. Her strong background in anti-poverty work reveals itself in her artwork. Part of an exhibition presented in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads.

Third Thursday Film and Dialogue

Thursday, Feb. 18 • 5 p.m.-8 p.m. • Campus Center Conference Room B
Documentary screening of "What Happened, Miss Simone?" about the life and career of Nina Simone. 

"Ain't I A Woman"

Friday, Feb. 19 2-5 p.m.Campus Center Conference Room B

A chamber music theatre work created and performed by The Core Ensemble (cello, piano and percussion) featuring Shinnerrie Jackson as Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, Fannie Lou Hamer and Sojourner Truth. 

All events are free and include refreshments. No RSVP required.

Funded by the Black History Month Events Planning Committee, African Ancestry Staff and Faculty Association, and DASB. Sponsored by African American Studies Department, Black Leadership Collective (BLC), Euphrat Museum of Art and the Equity Office. 

Contact Michele LeBleu-Burns at for more information about BHM events. Other BHM committee members include Julie Lewis at and Veronica Neal at

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