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Santa Fe Community College Celebrates Black History Month with “Shades of Color” a series of four events throughout February.
Monday, Feb. 4 screening of “Blackdom” video, introduced by Steve Martinez, Ph.D. in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 a conversation with Jamal Martin, Ph.D., MPH, B.A. on Contemporary Issues Facing People of Color in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Tuesday, Feb. 19 a Black History Panel discussion with Steve Martinez, Ph.D. and guest panelist, writer and researcher George Geder in Board Room, room 223 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28 various entertainment celebrating the month in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sponsored by SFCC’s President’s Diversity Advisory Committee. For more information contact SFCC’s Office of Student Development, 505-428-1665.
Jamal Martín, Ph.D., MPH., B.A. is Faculty, Africana Studies, Family and Community Medicine, Sustainability Studies and Director, Global Peace and Justice Studies at the University of New México. He has clinical, academic and research experiences in nursing, medicine, and public health within local, national and international settings. Dr. Martín’s effort through Africana Studies continues to represent the radical international intellectual-activist ancestor’s work of improving social justice, and health equity for people of African descent. In addition to teaching Africology he also taught subjects in natural and social sciences, the humanities, and in both applied and professional fields. His alma maters include: Hawai`i Pacific University, the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, and the University of New México. He completed post-graduate and post-doctoral courses at the University of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law-Georgetown Law – Georgetown University.
Writer and researcher George Geder will be a panelist discussing the history of people of the African diaspora in this country. Geder considers himself an evangelist for African ancestor genealogy and is a strong advocate for having all cultures and family lifestyles being represented. He is president emeritus of the Santa Fe NAACP. He was featured on the PBS show “The History Detective” and has appeared on PBS “New Mexico in Focus.”