Thu, February 22, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, join us for an inspiring and exhilarating evening as Chris Smith from The Press Democrat interviews Jacqueline Lawrence. Ms. Lawrence grew up in predominately “white” Santa Rosa, and felt out-of-place among her white peers because she was “different”. She also felt out-of-place among many of her black peers because she was uncomfortable with her blackness, and because she, like many of her white peers, believed some of the negative stereotypes she heard about her black sisters and brothers. After high school she chose to attend Tuskegee University, a historical black college in Alabama, because she wanted to become more comfortable in her skin and around her own people. In no time, she fell in love with her culture and history, and now dedicates her life to using her gifts to educate, uplift and inspire her people.
Jacqueline Lawrence is a Doctor of Christian Counseling, Author, Actress, Talk Show Co-Host, and Founder and CEO of Legacy Showcases, a black history production company presenting performances in honor of the hope and dream of the African slave.
Chris Smith was a bit over a year out of journalism school when he began writing for The Press Democrat in 1977. He was a staff writer, specializing in the human side of the news, when he jumped at the chance to write a weekly column, Must Be Friday. Following the semi-retirement of his mentor and friend, Gaye LeBaron, in 2001 he commenced writing the item column that appears in the PD three times a week. He also profiles compelling local characters in a Monday feature, Sonoma Stories. He and his wife, fellow PD reporter Diane Peterson, and son, Max, are kept in line by an Australian shepherd named Maisie.
Lecture Sponsor receives 2 tickets and recognition in the Museum’s marketing materials. Lecture sponsorships are fully tax-deductible.
Doors open at 6:30pm, the TALK begins at 7:00pm.
Non-Member tickets are $10 prepaid or $15 at the door.
Art Museum of Sonoma County
511 B Street