Emmy Award-Winning Alumnus Headlines Black History Month Activities on Campus
(Vallejo, California – January 19, 2018) – Cal Maritime Alumnus Kim Estes, winner of the 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, will speak at Cal Maritime on February 27 as part of the Academy's Black History Month activities. Estes won the award for his role as Sgt. Amanda Smith in the series Dicks.
Music, films, and an open forum will also be part of the month-long celebration:
Wednesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. – Rizza Auditorium
Hidden Figures – 2016 film based on the nonfiction book of the same name about black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race.
Saturday, February 10 at noon – Compass Room in the Dining Center
Real Talk – Know Your Rights – an open forum to talk about issues that communities of color face. Panel includes Cal Maritime Police Chief Donny Gordon, Council of American-Islamic Relations Executive Director Zahra Billoo, and Civil Rights Attorney John Burris.
Tuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. – Rizza Auditorium
Glory Road – the 2006 film based on the events leading to the 1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Championship (now known as the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament). Don Haskins is portrayed by Josh Lucas. Haskins was the head coach of Texas Western College, which featured the first all-black starting lineup in NCAA history.
Thursday, February 22 at 6 p.m. – Rizza Auditorium
Choc'late Soldiers from the USA – a 2013 documentary film that tells the story of 140,000 Black American soldiers and thousands of British civilians who crossed a racial divide to forge an unexpected bond. Followed by a panel discussion with the producer of the film and other guests.
Tuesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. – Rizza Auditorium
An Evening with Kim Estes – Emmy Award winner Kim Estes. Also featuring live gospel and jazz.
All events are free and open to the public. For directions to campus and information about parking, visit www.csum.edu/map