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SMC CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
By Staff

Feb. 15, 20, 22 & 27

SMC’s Black History Month events are:

• Thursday, February 15 at 11:15 a.m. in Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165: Kyle Bowser: “Black Representation in Media”: Kyle Bowser is the founder of Res Ipsa Media, Inc., a multimedia production company that has developed and produced an array of multimedia projects, and garnered development deals with Warner Bros., Home Box Office, and 3 Arts Entertainment. He has worked for more than two decades as an entertainment industry executive – spanning the areas of film, television, music, theater, radio, and new media – and has gained a unique insight into the intersecting parameters of the performing arts, business development, and emerging technologies. He also provides strategic planning and counsel for several entertainment industry artists and firms. The event is sponsored by the SMC Associates (smc.edu/associates) and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.

• Tuesday, February 20 at 11:15 a.m. in Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165: “A Conversation with the Producers and Talent of the Films Break Dance Revolution and N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo: The Story of West Coast Hip-Hop”: Marque ‘DJ Cli-N-Tel’ Hawkins, an original member of the legendary Hip-Hop group World Class Wreckin’ Cru, is the producer of Break Dance Revolution, a third installment in the Breakin’ series, set for production in 2018. Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers, who played Turbo in Breakin’ and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, is renowned for his skills in popping, boogaloo, and robot dancing, as well as the freestyle art of b-boying. Alonzo ‘Grandmaster Lonzo’ Williams, also an original member of World Class Wreckin’ Cru, is considered the Godfather of West Coast Hip-Hop. Part of the SMC Communication & Media Series. The event is sponsored by the SMC Associates (smc.edu/associates) and SMC Communication and Media Department.

• Thursday, February 22 at 11:15 a.m. in Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165: Carolyne Edwards & Guests: “Black History in Santa Monica: The Philomatheans”: Carolyne Edwards and other representatives of The Philomatheans – one of the oldest African American service organizations in Southern California – will talk about the rich history and culture of African Americans in Santa Monica. The event is sponsored by the SMC Associates (smc.edu/associates) and SMC’s Black Collegians Program.

• Tuesday, February 27 at 11:15 a.m. in Humanities & Social Sciences Lecture Hall 165: Susan Burton: “Champion for Justice – Leading the Fight for the Formerly Incarcerated”: Civil rights activist Susan Burton will talk about getting back on track after her release from prison, and starting the nonprofit A New Way of Life to provide housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. Burton – the author of Becoming Ms. Burton and the founder of the Justice On Trial Film Festival – will also discuss issues related to Black Lives Matter and current public policy implications. The event is sponsored by the SMC Associates (smc.edu/associates), SMC Office of Community & Academic Relations, and Homegirl & Homeboy Scholars of SMC.

Public invited to attend free talks and panel discussions

For more information, please call SMC’s Office of Public Programs at (310) 434-4100

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