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2010 -2011 WACC Sponsored Events

Events sponsored by WACC during the 2010-2011 academic year:
 
 
Fall Draw - Express your Identity through Art
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Main Quad.
The Art and Design Club, with funding from the World Arts and Cultures Committee, hosts the a collaborative drawing festival. Participants collaborate, connect, interpret, observe, explore and express their inner artist by examining gesture, line, color, shape, culture and ideas through the process of drawing with others.
 
 
Black History Month: Eric Smith "From Crack to Clergy"
February 14-15, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Room 26-220: “A History of the Negro Baseball Leagues” lecture by Byron Motley, documentary filmmaker and motivational speaker. The history of the Negro Baseball League (1920-1960) is draped in a fabric that mirrors America’s culture from segregation to integration. Motley’s presentation will show how the progression of America’s race relation journey is reflected in events that unfolded in the Negro Baseball Leagues. The presentation will include segments from Oh How They Lived, Stories of the Negro Leagues, a television documentary that he produced. The documentary includes interviews with Motley’s father, who was an umpire in the Negro Leagues. Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m., Room 26-220: Drop in the Bucket & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: Building Water Wells in Sub-Saharan Africa. Monday, February 14, 10:00 a.m., Main Quad: Presentation by Eric Smith, author of From Crack to Clergy. Tuesday, February 15, 8:15 a.m., Room 26-220: Presentation by Eric Smith, author of From Crack to Clergy. Wednesday, February 16, Noon, Main Quad: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Step Show Presentation. Wednesday, February 16, 12:30 p.m., Main Quad; History of Soul Food with Chef Eddie Williams. Tuesday, February 22, 12 noon, Main Quad: Performance by the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble. Thursday, February 24, 12 noon, Main Quad: Appearance by the Buffalo Soldiers (African-American regiments in the U.S. Army who served after the Civil War, primarily in the Indian wars of the late 1860s). Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Room 26-220: Performance by Prof. Randall Tweed, and Ken Anderson, the Grossmont Gospel Choir and the Master Chorale. Other Black History Month events and projects include posters celebrating Black History Month posted around the campus.
 
 
Freedom Riders (50 Year event)
Thursday, March 17, 2011, Room 26-220.
Presentation by 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, who fifty years ago risked beatings and jail for defying local segregation rules in interstate buses and railways. Event organizer T. Ford.
 
 
3rd Annual Spring Art Festival
April 20, 2011, Main Quad
Students and community create art as an expression of identity and community exploration.  Organizers: The Art and Design Club.
 
 
15th Annual Literary Arts Festival
April 21-May 5, 2011
Wednesday, April 13: "Day Of Books & Roses." Monday, April 25, 7:00 p.m., Room 26-220: screening and discussion of Bastard Out Of CarolinaTuesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m., Room 34-150: Write Out Loud: American Women Authors. Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m., Room 26-220: Reading and Book Signing, Dorothy Allison, 2011 Featured Author.  Thursday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Room 26-220: San Diego Small Press Publishing, Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m., Room 26-220: Literary Performance Workshop (by invite only): Stacy Dyson, Author And Performance Artist. Monday, May 02, 7:00 p.m., Room 26-220: New Voices: A Student Reading. Tuesday, May 03, 6:00 p.m., Room 26-220: At Rise! Dramatists Showcase. Thursday, May 05, 7:00 p.m., Room 26-220, Roger Bonair-Agard (replacing canceled event, poet Patricia Smith).
 
 
Regional Clothing and Foods of the Arab World
Monday, May 2, 2011, Main Quad
3rd annual Arab Club Culture Day, food, music, performances and live exhibits about the Middle Eastern culture. Supports the Arabic Club of Grossmont College.
 
 
New Voices Student Reading
Monday, May 2, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Room 26-220
End-of-semester reading showcasing the Creative Writing Program's best students in performative readings  of their original works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and other spoken word art.  Refreshments provided by WACC.
 
 
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Thursday, May 5, 2011, Main Quad
Annual Mexican celebration, featuring informative lecture, traditional food, and other cultural activities.
 
 
Annual Art Student Exhibition 2011 Opening
May 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Hyde Art Gallery.
May 9 to May 19: Exhibition; March 11: Grossmont Arts Council arts auction.
 
 
 
  • Fall Draw: Express your Identity through Art
    Fall Draw: Express your Identity through Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 1 in the Main Quad. The Art and Design Club, with funding from the World Arts and Cultures Committee, hosts the a collaborative drawing festival. Participants collaborate, connect, interpret, observe, explore and express their inner artist by examining gesture, line, color, shape, culture and ideas through the process of drawing with others.

  • Black History Month, 2011
    Black History Month, 2011

    “A History of the Negro Baseball Leagues,” will be the subject of a free lecture by Byron Motley, documentary filmmaker and motivational speaker, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Building #26, Room #220. The history of the Negro Baseball League (1920-1960) is draped in a fabric that mirrors America’s culture from segregation to integration. Motley’s presentation will show how the progression of America’s race relation journey is reflected in events that unfolded in the Negro Baseball Leagues. The presentation will include segments from Oh How They Lived, Stories of the Negro Leagues, a television documentary that he produced. The documentary includes interviews with Motley’s father, who was an umpire in the Negro Leagues. The presentation at Grossmont College is funded by a grant from the college’s World Arts and Cultures Committee. February began with posters celebrating Black History Month being posted around the campus. Other campus Black History events will include: Friday, Feb. 11: Drop in the Bucket & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.: Building Water Wells in Sub-Saharan Africa, 6:30 p.m., Room 220. Monday, Feb. 14: Presentation by Eric Smith, author of From Crack to Clergy; 10:00 a.m. – Main Quad Tuesday, Feb. 15: Presentation by Eric Smith, author of From Crack to Clergy; 8:15 a.m., Room 220 Wednesday, Feb. 16: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Step Show Presentation, Noon, Main Quad, and History of Soul Food with Chef Eddie Williams, 12:30 p.m. – Main Quad. Tuesday, Feb. 22: Performance by the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, Noon, Main Quad. Thursday, Feb. 24: Appearance by the Buffalo Soldiers (African-American regiments in the U.S. Army who served after the Civil War, primarily in the Indian wars of the late 1860s), Noon, Main Quad. Friday, Feb. 25: Performance by Prof. Randall Tweed, and Ken Anderson, the Grossmont Gospel Choir and the Master Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Room 220. February, 2011:

  • Black History Month: "From Crack to Clergy," Eric S. Smith
    Black History Month: "From Crack to Clergy," Eric S. Smith

    [Photo by Russ Lindquist/GC Summit] February 14 and 15, 2011, Room 220. 8:15 a.m.

  • Black History Month: Freedom Riders (50 Year event)
    Black History Month: Freedom Riders (50 Year event)

    Thursday, March 17, 2011, Room 26-220. lecture hall in Room 26-220. Event organizer T. Ford. Presentation by 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, who fifty years ago risked beatings and jail for defying local segregation rules in interstate buses and railways.

  • 3rd Annual Spring Art Festival
    3rd Annual Spring Art Festival

    April 20, 2011, Main Quad

  • 15th Annual Literary Arts Festival: April 25 - May 5, 2011
    15th Annual Literary Arts Festival: April 25 - May 5, 2011

    Wednesday, April 13: "DAY OF BOOKS & ROSES." Monday, April 25, 7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26): screening and discussion of BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA. Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 p.m., Room 150 (Bldg. 34): WRITE OUT LOUD: American Women Authors. Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26): Reading and Book Signing, DOROTHY ALLISON, 2011 FEATURED AUTHOR. Thursday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26): SAN DIEGO SMALL PRESS PUBLISHING, Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26): Literary Performance Workshop (by invite only): STACY DYSON AUTHOR AND PERFORMANCE ARTIST. Monday, May 02, 7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26): NEW VOICES: A STUDENT READING. Tuesday, May 03, 6:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26): AT RISE! DRAMATISTS SHOWCASE. Thursday, May 05, 7:00 p.m., Room 220 (Bldg. 26), ROGER BONAIR-AGARD.

  • Arab Regional Clothing and Foods of the Arab World
    Arab Regional Clothing and Foods of the Arab World

    May 2, 2011, 3rd annual Arab Club Culture Day, food, music, performances and live exhibits about the Middle Eastern culture. Supports the Arabic Club of Grossmont College.

  • 15th Annual Literary Arts Festival: New Voices Student Reading
    15th Annual Literary Arts Festival: New Voices Student Reading

    May 2, 2011, Room 220, 7:00 PM

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    [Photo by Don Harrison.] Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., Main Quad.

  • Annual Art Student Exhibition 2011
    Annual Art Student Exhibition 2011

    May 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at the Hyde Art Gallery. Exhibition runs May 9 to May 19. Grossmont Arts Council arts auction at Hyde Gallery on March 11.

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