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Focus on Diversity at Shasta College

February is Black History Month, and a big event to mark the month is planned for this week at Shasta College.

The 6 p.m. Wednesday event will include a film, poetry readings, media presentations, music and speeches by students and community leaders. The keynote speaker is nationally syndicated columnist and educator Dr. Keith Orlando Hilton, who will talk about leadership in a diverse society.

It all takes place in Room 802 at Shasta College, and is sponsored by the college and the Shasta Coalition of African/Black Americans for Community Health, Education and Empowerment. More info here.

A journalist since 1975, Steve Brewer is the author of 16 books, most recently the thriller “Cutthroat.” He moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2003.