The Quick Beat
- Sunnyhills Black History Month Presentation: The Value of Black History with Chris Norwood
On Saturday, February 4, at 9am, the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association and San Jose City City College will host a community presentation by Milpitas Unified School District President Chris Norwood. Norwood will reflect on some of the Milpitas Black leaders who had the greatest influence on his life growing up in Milpitas and his hopes for it being a part of Milpitas history. Norwood is a social change agent, and has been a leader in creating greater educational and career equity with an emphasis of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
At the young age of 13 Norwood first became a public figure, speaking on local and national platforms on a wide variety of topics: Civil Rights, Educational Equity, Race, Religion & Technology. In 7th grade, at Thomas Russell Middle School and throughout Santa Clara County, he recited the famous Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream Speech for his peers and adults.”
In addition to having served as Trustee on the MUSD board since 2014, Norwood is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Tutoring Association, Vice Chair of the City of Milpitas Economic Development & Trade Commission, Founding Member SCCSBA Legislative
Action Committee, and Chair of the SCCSBA LAC Special Education Subcommittee.
Coffee and a light breakfast will be served for those attending in person at the SJCC Extension at 1450 Escuela Parkway. Refreshments are free of charge (donations are appreciated). Those wishing to attend remotely can request a Zoom link by Friday, Feb. 3, by email.