Civil rights leader Hollis Watkins at Clark College tomorrow

In honor of National African American History Month, Clark College invites the community to an extraordinary sing-along and storytelling presentation with civil rights leader Hollis Watkins tomorrow, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus, 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way. Watkins incorporates the musical traditions of the civil rights movement into a contemporary context, bringing his message to a new generation of activists. Watkins is particularly known for leading people in “Freedom Songs.” He used his stirring voice to rally others and to sustain himself during dark times, such as being confined to a maximum security prison for “disturbing the peace.” Watkins continued singing even as he was handcuffed to his prison cell. The event is free and open to the public. Driving directions and maps are available here. For more information, contact Sami Lelo at 360-992-2806 or slelo@clark.edu.