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Sat, Feb 12



Black History Month Event: Black STEM Inventors Shaping America - ART Expo

Mentees of the MSKSI Mentoring Program will select and create a portrait or spoken word piece spotlighting their favorite Black STEM ( scientist, technologist, engineer, and Math) inventor, many of whom will also spotlight the contributions of women in STEM.

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Black History Month Event: Black STEM Inventors Shaping America - ART Expo

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2022, 12:00 PM

Temecula, 28314 Mercedes St, Temecula, CA 92590, USA

About the Event

The event date is Saturday, February 12, 2022 , time (TBD).  Temecula Valley Museum, outdoors on the front playground ( if weather permits) or inside the 2nd floor.  The event will showcase MSKSI STEAM Partner Go STEAM 4 Girls and Tony Tobin Elementary School children presenting their Black History STEM heroes' portrait presentation in their role in shaping America's history, along with the mentees of My Sister’s Keeper Success Institute.


-Dr. Pat Justice (Host) Introduction – Tony Tobin Children First Grade and Teacher

-Elementary Students  present their portraits and a profile of STEM hero

-Introduction - My Sisters Keeper Success Institute – High School & Middle School Black History Art/Portraits

-Audience Involvement – Black History Trivia Game conducted by the Children

-Closing – Poem read by Dr. Justice along with a recap of the program including– Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis (c. 1841 – July 17, 1935), born Oluale Kossola, also known as Cudjo Lewis, was the third to last and last known adult survivor of the Atlantic slave between Africa and the United States. In addition, Nathan (Nate) Harrison the first African American to homestead near Temecula.  Harrison was a freed slave originally from Kentucky who lived in a small cabin on Palomar Mountain, located in northeastern San Diego County, from the 1850s to 1920.

-Note: Take the children to the memorial in front of the Museum on the lawn and show them the “Memorial Stone” with Nathan (Nate ) Harrison’s name engraved on the stone.

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