Clubs celebrate Black History Month

Kevin Johnson, Deputy News Editor

In honor of Black History month, the Black and Brown Union (BBU) and Black Student Union (BSU) will host a film screening, a ‘90s themed hip-hop dance, a spoken-word open-mic event and a pop-up black history museum in the next week.

The BBU will screen the film “I Am Not Your Negro” from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Jacobs Hall 116 at the Our House Cultural Center on the Petaluma Campus.

The film profiles James Baldwin, an unsung hero of the civil and gay rights movements.

Students from the Casa Grande High School Black Student Union will also attend the event. Amanda Morrison, coordinator of Petaluma’s Our House Cultural Center, said it’s important to have the younger generation involved in campus events.

“It’s going to be really cool to have high school students involved in this event,” Morrison said.

In addition, the BSU will hold a ‘90s hip-hop dance from 7-11 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Bertolini Hall.

Next week the BSU will host “Word! Spoken Word & Open Mic Featuring Youth Speaks Poets” from 4-5:15 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Our House Cultural Center, PC 116.

The event will welcome poets from “Youth Speaks,” the world-renowned Bay-Area-based program that helps young spoken-word poets develop their talent. “Youth Speaks” hosted the first Teen Poetry Slam ever in the U.S., and since then has helped launch the careers of many of the world’s best performance poets.

Next week the BSU will also host an African-American diaspora pop-up museum on Feb. 28 from 11-2 pm in the Santa Rosa campus quad.