The San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) concludes Black History Month on Tuesday, February 28, with a presentation titled “Black Resistance through Belonging and Reflections from Ghana” at the Educational Cultural Complex theater, 4343 Ocean View Blvd.
The event, which starts at 1 p.m., will feature a group of SDCCE educators detailing their experiences at the 2022 All African Diaspora Education Summit in Ghana that was held from September 19 through 24. Community college administrators, educators, and students from across the region also attended the September summit held at Ghana’s University of Cape Coast.
“We are proud to open our doors to our community and showcase the rich Black and African American culture, tradition, and contributions experienced first-hand by SDCCE leadership in Ghana,” said SDCCE President Tina M. King, Ed.D. “Their findings will inform best equitable practices as we develop ways for our students to study abroad in West Africa.”
The All African Diaspora Education Summit’s theme was “Reclaiming African Sovereignty through African-Centered Education: Pushing Excellence as a Mantra in Everything through the Right Education.” The trip included a visit to the Cape Coast Castle and the Cape Coast Dungeons, where as many as 1,000 slaves were held at a time before being shipped off across the Atlantic and to the Americas, among the estimated 10 to 40 million Africans ripped from their families and sold into bondage.
The February 28 presentation will include a documentary, an educator and student panel, and art from Ghana. Light refreshments will be served after the event.