Oral History and Soul Food Taste at SPC

February 12, 2019

Public Information Officer


St. Philip’s College announced today its remaining 2019 African-American Heritage Month lineup of two events (one free and one paid) Feb. 15-26 at the college’s 1801 Martin Luther King Drive location. 

With all event times, dates and appearances subject to changes that will be shared online, all are welcome to attend the remaining 2019 observance events:

  • ***2019 Truth & Reconciliation Oral History Project | Feb. 15-16 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Turbon Student Center | Free Admission | Contact college director of student success Dr. Angela McPherson Williams at 210-486-2090,awilliams284@alamo.edu or project founder and director Rev. Steve Miller at 713-557-6520 or 512-404-4800, stevemiller@usclo.com for details
  • ++SPC 2019 Soul Food Taste | Feb. 26 | 11:45 a.m. | Heritage Room | Campus Center building | Paid event operated annually by advanced St. Philip’s College Culinary Arts students | All tickets are sold online with the sales hyperlink to be announced in coming days | Contact college culinary services coordinator Kee Taylor at (210) 486-2328, ktaylor43@alamo.edu or visit Taylor in Room 201 of the college’s Campus Center building for all ticket, pricing and customer service information

*** = SPC Debut

++ = Paid Event

About the season…

  • An event where all begin the process of healing and reconciliation by truly listening to those most impacted invites all to share their story as the 2019 Truth & Reconciliation Oral History Project makes its St. Philip’s College host site debut. Student-conducted interviews will document experiences of racial discrimination faced by loved ones of color and much more. In this effort to heal society from the effects of racial discord in America, a record is kept where all can expose and hear the experiences of those who have suffered.
  • The Soul Food Taste at St. Philip’s College is the signature closing event for the African-American Heritage Month Celebration at the college. Students at the college’s Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts create the event that San Antonio’s soul foodies belove most---a traditional soul food taste that includes everyone’s favorite comfort foods. The event is the only paid event on the schedule, and tickets for this event can only be purchased online. Contact college culinary services coordinator Kee Taylor at (210) 486-2328, ktaylor43@alamo.edu or visit Taylor in Room 201 of the college’s Campus Center building for all ticket, pricing and customer service information.
  • In addition to the formal season, groups are welcome to visit the 2019 event anchor piece and the 2019 featured collections of two honorary alumnae: The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon (public service) and The Honorable Lila Cockrell (art) during regular hours in the college’s Center for Learning Resources, G. J. Sutton Learning Center and Turbon Student Center buildings. Group appointments can be made online throughout the year through the college tour program at https://www.alamo.edu/spc/about-spc/our-college/tours/. A mural created during the 2018 NAACP National Convention in San Antonio for display during voting awareness events at St. Philip's College’s Turbon Student Center will help guests brush up on unity and diversity this month. The mural artist is Yocelyn Riojas and her African-American Heritage Month debut project at the college as an artist-in-residence at the Austin-based organization Jolt Texas is themed Diversity is Resistance. The pre-and-post viewing experience of Diversity is Resistance can be enhanced by viewing the artist's work online, and thinking about diversity in new, personal ways. The signature work of Riojas is an event anchor piece that will also provide inspiration during the Truth and Reconciliation Oral History Project debut event.

All events are open to the public, and parking is free for all events. For information, contact observance team lead Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray at 210-486-2887 and visit the season web page at alamo.edu/spc/BHM.