News Release

Santa Ana College Celebrates Black History Month

(Santa Ana, Calif.) - Join Santa Ana College (SAC) as it celebrates Black History Month with a special program on Thursday, February 27, in Phillips Hall Theatre.

The event is free and begins at 12:30 p.m. with a welcome from Dr. Linda D. Rose, SAC president. The program will include a:

  • Keynote address by Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr. of Friendship Baptist Church
  • Poetry reading by Poetic Reform Party founder Marcus Omari
  • Brief history of historically African American fraternities and sororities from Dr. Mel Palmer,
    president of National Pan-Hellenic Council Inland Empire

In addition, Juliet Gutierrez of SAC Associated Student Government will provide a history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Bijan Slack & Voices of Unity Community Choir will perform. A soul food lunch will be served following the program.


Black History Program and Soul Food Luncheon


Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Santa Ana College, Phillips Hall Theatre, 1530 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Parking is $2.00 per vehicle.

Don’t miss this inspiring event.

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About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Contact: Brin Wall

Phone: (714) 564-5527