A Partnership Grows In Jamaica
In addition to Provost Griffith, the panel will comprise filmmaker Reggie Turner and Andrew Jackson of the Langston Hughes Library, who also teaches in our Cultural Diversity Program. The February 18 event is free and is part of JCAL’s Black History Month program. “We have begun strengthening the JCAL–York relationship, starting with the York Big Band,” he says. “We’ll also be exploring extending the partnership in the theatre area and in internships. I view my chairing the Black History Month event as part of that partnership.”
Founded in 1972, the Center features a 1,650-square foot visual arts gallery, a 99-seat proscenium theater, painting, dance and ceramics studios and soundproof music studios. It further serves the community by providing programs for children, teens, and adults. Programs include a multicultural series of music, theater, and dance performances; film screenings and lectures; contemporary visual arts exhibitions; in school artist residencies; a series of nearly 50 different arts workshops; and free or low-cost after -school and summer programs. Housed in a landmarked Neo-Renaissance building located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, JCAL is a stone’s throw away from York.
From Academic Affairs Update, Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2012