College of the Canyons will host a conversation with race relations scholar and author Dr. Shelby Steele at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.
Presented by the college’s Intercultural Center, “An Interview with Shelby Steele” will be an hour-long event that will discuss the impact of contemporary social programs, such as affirmative action, on race relations in American society.
Steele specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action.
In 1990, he received the National Book Critic’s Circle Award in general nonfiction for his book, “The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America.” In 1991, his work on the documentary “Seven Days in Bensonhurst” garnered an Emmy Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and a San Francisco Film Festival Award.
A Robert J. and Marion E. Oster senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Steele was appointed a Hoover Fellow in 1994. For his contributions to the study of race in America, he received the National Medal of the Humanities and the Bradley Prize in 2004 and 2006, respectively.
Steele earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Coe College.
He is a member of the National Association of Scholars, the national board of the American Academy for Liberal Education, the University Accreditation Association, and the national board at the Center for the New American Community at the Manhattan Institute.
Other books by Steele include “Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country,” “A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win,” “White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era,” and “A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America.”
Steele has also written extensively for major publications including The New York Times and TheWall Street Journal. He is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine.
Nearly 50 students from the Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet will learn how to turn their Hollywood dreams into reality when they visit California State University, Northridge’s film program on Tuesday, Sept 26.
CSUN Cinematheque will present the film series, “John Singleton & the Auteurs that Inspired Him,” beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20. The series is inspired by a standing exhibition of the late filmmaker’s private vintage foreign poster collection on display at California State University, Northridge.
Last Saturday, I was heartbroken to learn of Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer's murder. The 30-year-old Sheriff's deputy's life was taken from him as he was sitting in his patrol car just outside the Palmdale Sheriff's Station.
William S. Hart Union High School District Teacher of the Year Casey Cuny has been honored as one of the top 16 teachers in the county of Los Angeles by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is now officially nominated for the California Teacher of the Year.
California State Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is pleased to announce that the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has been awarded $5 million to improve sustainable groundwater use and storage through the California Department of Water Resources Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program.
The William S. Hart Union High School District Golden Oak Adult School, a pillar of lifelong learning and community support, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Help beautify Canyon Country on Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, during Canyon Country Community Day. Volunteers will help city of Santa Clarita staff paint walls and re-mulch the parkways on Whites Canyon Road between Stillmore Street and Nadal Street.
Cultural events, local history, incredible art, engaging programs for children, what would you like to see in a possible Santa Clarita Museum and Cultural Center? The City of Santa Clarita is exploring the possibility of developing a Museum and Cultural Center to showcase the community’s rich history, cultural heritage and to celebrate the diversity of the city.
Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country and the Sheriff’s Department is committed to equally protecting the rights of every member of the community regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, or gender.
LOS ANGELES (CN) — Kevin Eduardo Cataneo Salazar, the man accused of shooting to death Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.