FEATURED COMMUNITY SPEAKERS
Education doesn’t stop at the theatre’s door. Many of Mo`olelo’s performances are surrounded by insightful pre- or post-show discussions with artists, community leaders, or specialists on issues pertaining to the show. All talks are free of charge. We thank our community speakers.
On June 10, following the 2 PM performance, Starla Lewis and Sherehe Hollins will lead a post show talk titled:
Hoodoo Love & The Reason Why :
The dynamics between love, family, black men and black women, and the impact that impoverishment has on people’s ability to love.
Read about the speakers below.
SHEREHE HOLLINS– Sherehe Hollins is an educator, poet, community organizer, and college professor who has a special gift for utilizing education and the arts to help heal, build, and bridge communities. For the past six years Sherehe has worked as a college professor teaching courses within the disciplines of Education and Black Studies. Her passion for social justice and Ethnic Studies is evidenced by her work as a writer, artist and consultant. For over 12 years Sherehe has used writing and speaking as a means to connect with diverse audiences on topics that range from empowering young women and girls, healing the wounds of racism and sexism, cultivating youth leadership, challenging the academic achievement gap, and infusing culturally relevant materials into the K-12 curriculum.
STARLA LEWIS– Starla Lewis is a woman on a mission. She has developed and facilitated seminars in the areas of Cultural Diversity, Life Mastery and Human Potential both nationally and internationally. She has more than 35 years of research, counseling, teaching and training experience in Ethnic Studies, Women Studies and Africana Studies. She is a seven-time recipient of the Mesa College Teacher of the Year Award and is a two-time recipient of the Bob Marley Peace Award in Leadership in 2000 and 2002. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and has been featured in a variety of written publications. Professor Lewis holds a M.S. degree in Counseling and is currently a professor and former Chairwoman of Black Studies at San Diego Mesa College.