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LC State schedules events for Black History Experience in February

LEWISTON, Idaho – A variety of events including discussions, film reviews and yoga are scheduled as part of the activities during Black History Experience in February at Lewis-Clark State College.

All events are sponsored by the college’s Humanities Division and are free and open to the public. The college’s COVID-19 protocols will be followed for all in-person events. Face coverings are required indoors. This and other protocols may be found on the college’s Coronavirus web page.

The online events will be streamed on the Humanities Division’s YouTube page.

Dianne Bondy, a celebrated yoga teacher, author and activist, will kick off events with an online discussion about “The Path to Equity, Wellness & Action” on Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. She is a master yoga teacher and the author of the international best selling book “Yoga for Everyone.” She also will discuss “Yoga for All” at noon on Feb. 4 both online and at the Center for Teaching & Learning in the LC State library.

The film “Good Hair” will be shown on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Teleconference Communications Classroom (TCC) in the LC State library. LC State senior Jada Wyms will serve as the host and discussion moderator. There will be door prizes for LC State students. Good Hair is a 2009 documentary film starring and narrated by comedian Chris Rock. The film focuses on the issue of how African-American women have perceived their hair and historically styled it.

LC State alum Mikailah Thompson will discuss “Reclamation & Representation in Rural Communities” online on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Thompson is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and graduated from LC State in May 2020 with a degree in business and communication and minors in Nez Perce Language, Leadership, and Marketing. She currently resides in Alexandria, Va., where she is the owner of Beadwork by Mikailah and co-hosts the podcast “Quantum Theory.”

A showing and discussion of the film “The Girls in the Band” is set for Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in TCC room in the LC State library. The 2011 documentary film looks at the untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists, and their journeys from the late 1930s to present day.

Programming for Black History Month is made possible by the Rosehill Estate and the LC State Humanities Division.

For more information on the college’s Black History Experience, contact the Humanities Division at [email protected], Marlow Daly-Galeano at [email protected], Sarah Graham at [email protected], or Amy Minervini at [email protected]. Daly-Galeano, Graham and Minervini are all on the faculty for the Humanities Division.