The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative (SBAC) will present “The Black Experience in the Arts in Higher Education” as part of its four-part Arts & Racial Justice/Discovery Series. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre.
The moderator for the event is Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton, director of the Florida Center for PAInT at USF. Panelists are Dr. Karen A. Holbrook, regional chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee; Dr. Patricia Okker, president, New College of Florida; Dr. Carol Probstfeld, president, State College of Florida; and Dr. Larry Thompson, president, Ringling College of Art and Design. Other participants in this event include: Samone A. Hicks, adjunct professor at State College of Florida; Dr. Brenda N. Pinkney, director of diversity and inclusion at State College of Florida; Greg Rumph, vice principal at Booker High School; Dr. William G. Woodson, dean, Office of Outreach at New College of Florida; and students Jesse Clark (Ringling College), Ayeola Whitworth (New College, class 2021), Krystle Lemonias (USF graduate student), and Fred Brown (State College of Florida).
The in-person event is limited to 100 guests and masks will be required. Tickets are $100 per person and available for purchase beginning Sept 1 at suncoastblackartscollaborative.org.