I don’t know about you but whenever I get close to a celebrity (which has only been like 3 times) so when I had the chance to meet Angela Davis I FREAKED OUT!!! She is a very sweet, humble, and down to earth person; and I felt so honored to have met her especially since I wrote a report about her during my undergrad. She came to De Anza College to give a talk on Thursday April 16, and the auditorium was so packed unlike I have ever seen it before. There were people sitting in the aisles, on the stairs, and standing up; there was barely any room to walk.
To kick off my President Day’s weekend I went to see the @Large: Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz Island on Friday and I really enjoyed it plus it was a great excuse to spend the day in San Francisco lol. I went with my museum director and co worker Amy (we love seeing exhibits together) which was a great experience, and I had never heard of Ai Weiwei before. I also hadn’t been to Alcatraz Island since a elementary school filed trip and it was so much fun to reminisce on such a historic California landmark.
February is a special time for the African American community to celebrate our history, culture, achievements, and those who made a path for us. Black History Month is not only celebrated in the United States but also in Canada in February, and the United Kingdom in October. When Black History Month was first created in 1926 in the United States, by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. They choose the second week of February to be Negro History Week, becuase that particular week is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 and Frederick Douglas on February 14. Both birthdays African American communities have celebrated since the late 19th century. Continue reading
When I walk into a museum it gives me such an adrenaline rush seeing all the exhibits like I’m on a roller coaster ride, and when its over I need to go to another one lol museums are my own type of personal drug(if that makes sense lol). This Saturday I got to go the De Young Museum in San Francisco and see the Keith Haring exhibit The Political Line. I’m not sure if the exhibit is very popular,because it was a Saturday, or because there was 1 week left for this exhibit but the line to get in and buy tickets was the longest line of my life lol. Continue reading
One of the best things about working at De Anza Community College is that I’m always surrounded by history and culture. The best places to get both of these things on campus is the California History Center and the Euphrat Art Museum, but mostly because I work at both places lol.
Just to give you a little background story about De Anza before it was community college the land was a beautiful estate with a romantic mansion. The property was owned by a couple of wealthy families that came with a vineyard, winery, sunken garden, and guest quarters. Since the property was purchased by Foothill College most of the property has been