(Vallejo, California – February 12, 2016) – Cal Maritime's Unity Council is celebrating Black History month with activities designed to celebrate historical journeys and experiences, and the continuing contributions of African Americans to the shaping of our country. The celebration culminates with a free program on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. which is open to the public. 
The Black History Celebration will include music by John Ramas, Ann'al, Shannon Lacy, the Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church Women's Choir, and the Cal Maritime Chorus, as well as a presentation entitled A Navy Career: Ascending through Perseverance by Captain Donald H. Flowers, USN (Ret.). 
The event will be held in Rizza Auditorium on the Cal Maritime campus, 200 Maritime Academy Drive in Vallejo. Parking is $3. Tickets may be purchased from Kiosks in lots B or D (see information at www.csum.edu/map). 
The Unity Council at Cal Maritime serves as an advisory group to the president and his cabinet on issues of unity and diversity at Cal Maritime and ensures compliance with state and federal equal opportunity regulations. The Unity Council is a presidentially-appointed group of staff, faculty, and students charged with advancing the academy's commitment to diversity and to creating an environment in which differences are both welcomed and appreciated.



Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus offers undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.