Events planned for African American History Month in February

(Via Ho’okele News)

Several upcoming events have been planned for African American History Month. They include:

* Saturday, 6 p.m., the Hickam African American Heritage Association will host a talent show at JR Rockers.

* Feb. 18, 10 a.m., a Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam African American History Month observance at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel, building 1601. The guest speaker will be CSCM (SW/AW) Rory Bacon.

* Feb. 22, beginning at 1 p.m., the Hickam African American Heritage Association will host a Gospel Fest and Taste of Soul at Nelles Chapel on the Hickam side of the joint base. The food judging categories will include meats, sides and desserts.

For more information or to submit a dish, send your name, contact number and the dish you wish to bring to Tech Sgt. Sharlana Griffin at 448-6211 or email shar-lana.griffin@us.af.mil, or call Tech Sgt. Tiffany Storman at 433-6775.

The national and Department of Defense theme for this year’s observance is “Civil rights in America,” highlighting the important milestones by African Americans and others in the battle for civil rights and equal treatment under the law.

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