AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE AT MJC
The Modesto Junior College African American Education Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The free conference for ages 13 to 21 aims to encourage students to stay in school, plan for college and develop skills to ensure student success. Parents are encouraged to attend, as well. The conference will include workshops on counseling, financial aid and MJC’s First Year Experience program. Entertainment will include Pan African drumming by Khemya MitRahina, a show by step team Omega Gents, spoken word by Brandi Spencer and music by the band Ahousuo Morado. The keynote speaker will be actress Cynthia Foreman, owner of Sweetie Pies, LLC. Foreman has written and performed in her own one-woman production of “Bruised, But not Broken,” raising funds for battered women’s shelters. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Admission and parking are free, but preregistration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (include AAE Conference in the subject line) by Feb. 20. For more information, call Monika Schortner at (209) 575-7990 or John Griffin III at (209) 575-6700.
HIREVENT JOB FAIR COMING TO MODESTO
A HIREvent next month in Modesto promises that job seekers will find plenty of opportunities from which to choose. It will be held March 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road. Organizers say the free event will help job seekers cultivate contacts with employers from private and public-sector organizations seeking to fill positions in a wide variety of fields. Also, employment experts will offer free résumé evaluations. For more information, visit JobJournal.com and click on “job fairs” or call (888) 843-5627.