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American River College Celebrates Black History Month

January 22, 2024

Black History Month

February is Black History Month and the theme for 2024 is African Americans and the Arts.

From the Association for the Study of African American Life and History:

"African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary, and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans."

Beginning in February, there will be a series of events planned to celebrate and share Black wellness, art, literature, music, and community across the Los Rios colleges.

Upcoming Events