March 3 is Mesa College Night at Stick Fly

January 2, 2011

Mesa College Professors Starla Lewis and Sherehe Hollins will lead a post show discussion following the performance of Stick Fly on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM titled “Race, Class, Identity & The Black Bourgeoisie.”

During our post show talk back we will engage the audience in a discussion on how internalized racism, sexism and classism play out in the attitudes and value system of the Black Bourgeoisie, an affluent group of African Americans who through their economic status have distinguished and often times disconnected themselves from middle and lower class African American communities. 
About the speakers:

Sherehe Hollins is an award winning author, educator and researcher who has developed and facilitated creative arts literacy programs on the primary through post secondary grade levels throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, Chicago and Puerto Rico. Sherehe’s multicultural curriculums and workshops are designed to foster understanding cultivate awareness and build positive relationships amongst diverse populations. Ms. Hollins is the creator and president of Heart Love Publications, an independent publishing company that publishes multicultural children’s literature. 

Starla Lewis develops and facilitates seminars in the areas of Cultural Diversity, Life Mastery and Human Potential. Her 36 years of research and experience in Ethnic Studies, Women Studies and African Studies have enhanced her ability to connect diverse communities. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and the San Diego Union Tribune profiled her as the Bob Marley Peace Award recipient for leadership. Starla holds a M.S. degree in Counseling and is a six-time recipient of the Mesa College Teacher of the Year Award. She is currently Professor of Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College and is completing her latest book on Racism and Sexism.

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