NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts continues its celebration of Black History Month with a variety of events, including a post graduate career workshop, a gospel concert by the college’s own Allegrettos, and a discussion on how race, gender, class and sexuality impact individuals and the community.
On Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m., MCLA’s Allegrettos will present a gospel concert, "Back to Basics," in the Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition, on Friday, the Allegrettos will be awarded a trophy from their first-place win at the Lenox Caroling Festival. The trophy will be presented to them by state Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, D-Lenox, and Richard Wise, chair of the Lenox Caroling Festival.
During Saturday night’s concert, the Allegrettos will be joined by the Williams College Gospel Choir, for a second night of gospel music and performance.
Finally, on Thursday, Feb. 28, the Rev. Irene Monroe will speak on "Debunking the Notion of a Hierarchy of Oppressions," in Murdock Hall room 218, from 7:30 to 8:45 p. m. This event also is free and open to the public.
During this discussion, Monroe will look at the intersection of oppressions by working toward the goal of a participatory and multicultural community.
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