Area events spotlight Black History Month

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:27am

This week, two local events highlight Black History Month.

The Edmonds Community College Brown Bag Lecture series will feature Stephanie Ellis-Smith speaking on “The Current State Of Black Art” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Ellis-Smith founded the Central District Forum in 1999. Before that, she was the Visual Resources Coordinator for the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project, an art history endeavor that located, catalogued, re-photographed and published the 1,100 work oeuvre of the artist. The prestigious catalogue raisonné was the first ever done for an African-American artist.

The Communities of Color Coalition (C3) of Snohomish County continues its diversity-themed read-ins for young people with stories for Black History Month in an event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18 in, the children’s section of Borders Books in the Everett Mall.

Geared for children between 3 and 8 years of age, older siblings and significant adults are also welcome. Guest readers for Black History month include Judge Eric Z. Lucas, the first person of color to serve as a judge on the Snohomish County Superior Court. Judge Lucas is also the author of a book for teens, “The Island Horse.”

Read-ins take place from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on the third Saturday of each month on different multicultural/diversity topics. Each session will feature guest readers related to the theme of the month. Books to be read are selected by C3 and are available for purchase at Borders.

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