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Celebrating Black History

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Black History Month, occurring annually in February, is a time when the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Starting in the US in 1926, the celebration was conceived by historian Carter G Woodson who proposed marking a time to honor African Americans and raise awareness of Black history. Several other countries, including the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, celebrate Black History Month as well.

Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as we celebrate Black History Month. Guests will include San Luis Obispo Mayor Erica Stewart and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student and AmeriCorps VIP Fellow with the Cal Poly Black Academic Excellence Center (BAEC), Audre Smikle. They will discuss the importance of Black History Month and talk about current and future efforts to raise up Black voices in our community.

Broadcast date: 2/3/22

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.

Mario Alberto Viveros Espinoza-Kulick, PhD, is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon on KCBX from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Mario is an advocate, community leader, health equity expert, poet, and author. He uses decolonial-inspired research with Latinx Immigrant and Indigenous communities to improve health on California’s Central Coast.