You and your students are invited to a Latino Heritage Month presentation, next Wed, 09/18 at 6:30pm in Wiegand Theater at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. The presentation is called, "Unity in the Community: A History of Black & Brown Collaboration." The presenter is Prof. Ron Wilkins, who spoke at last year's Latin@ Youth Summit. His presentation was a huge hit with students, educators, and parents alike; due to popular demand, we have invited him back, to address our whole community.
Professor Ron Wilkins is a leading expert on the rich, collaborative history of Africans and Latinos. He has written and lectured extensively on pre and post Columbian-era solidarity among African, Mexican and Indigenous peoples, and has worked on campuses and in communities toward raising awareness of the long (but widely unknown) history of collaboration. He has guided student trips to “Black Mexico”, authored widely circulated articles and his forthcoming book , Black and Brown Unity: An Illustrated History For Beginners. Don't miss this special evening.
Prof. Wilkins is also a former member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and worked with legends such as John Lewis and Stokely Carmichael . As Prof. Wilkins' 09/18 presentation falls 3 days after the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, he will open his presentation with a reflection on this tragic event.
Also, Netflix has a powerful documentary on this event, titled Four Little Girls, directed by Spike Lee).
Please encourage your students to attend this presentation that is sure enlighten.
UPDATE: The event will take place in Orradre Chapel (NOT Weigand Theater, as advertised) at 6:30pm. Orradre Chapel is located on the north end of St. Ignatius' campus.