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Lissa Brassfield

Lissa Brassfield

In conjunction with February’s national designation as Black History Month, the community has a chance to take a look at the first civil rights movement, as part of the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center’s monthly Scholar Series, Thursday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.

Led by Professor Lissa Brassfield, the free forum will explore “The Abolitionists of the 1830s: William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, Angelina Grimke and Frederick Douglass.”

A longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident, Brassfield has taught history at College of the Canyons since 2001. She received both her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in history from California State University, Northridge, where she also is a part-time history professor.

“Lissa is extremely knowledgeable and really brings history to life,” said Robin Clough, the SCV Senior Center’s volunteer and recreation coordinator.

The SCV Senior Center’s monthly Scholar Series brings in lecturers and professors covering a wide array of topics. All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The Senior Center is located at 22900 Market St. in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 259-9444 or email rclough@scv-seniorcenter.org.

 

About the SCV Senior Center

The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the community’s seniors with resources promoting independence, dignity and quality of life. The center provides congregate lunches, home-delivered meals, health and wellness classes, lifelong learning classes, adult day care and more. For more information call (661) 259-9444 or visit www.scv-seniorcenter.org.

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