Friday, February 28, 2020, 8 – 10pm PST
Marilyn McArthur Holland Theater, Lisser Hall
The annual Alumnae of Color Endowed Scholarship concert is presented by the Alumnae of Color Committee (AOCC) and the Alumnae Association of Mills College.
Doors at 7:30pm
Celebrate Black History Month enjoying a unique concert featuring The Kev Choice Quartet and The Lucy Kinchen Chorale while supporting students of color at Mills College.
Kev Choice, an Oakland native, is noted for his distinctive blend of jazz, soul, hip hop, and more. He has been called a "cultural historian and urban griot,” and has performed with the Oakland Symphony, as well as recording artists such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, Lyrics Born, Too $hort, Lauryn Hill, The Coup, Souls of Mischief, and Mos Def, among many others. For this event he is bringing along a special guest, but you have to attend to find out who!
The Lucy Kinchen Chorale will open the concert. This diverse group of a cappella vocalists perform Negro spirituals and are dedicated to renewing awareness and appreciation of this American musical art form.
The Alumnae of Color Endowed Scholarship was created in honor of President Emerita Alecia DeCoudreaux, Mills College’s first African American president. To date, the AOCC has raised $150,000 toward this year's goal of $200,000. With your contributions, we hope to continue awarding scholarships to Mills College students of color for many years to come.
This scholarship helps to give students of color a little extra support during their time at Mills, support that might be the difference between a student being able to get a Mills College education and not.
If you cannot attend, but would still like to support Mills students of color, you can make a donation online by visiting alumnae.mills.edu/alumsofcolorgive. If you’d prefer to send a check, make it payable to “Mills College,” and in the memo line write “AOCC Endowed Scholarship.” Mail your checks to the Office of Institutional Advancement, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613