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Free Saturday U college classes offered tomorrow

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Go back to college for a day - minus the tests, stress and homework - with three Wyoming professors from University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College, who will give three lectures on topics highlighting race, culture and history in the U.S. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and registration, coffee and pastries. At 12:30 p.m., there will be lunch including a round table discussion with speakers. *Speaker: Kerry Pimblott, Ph.D.* - Assistant Professor - African American and Diaspora Studies - University of Wyoming *"Tithes and Offerings for Black Power"* During the late 1960s and early 1970s, church executives from several of the nation's largest denominations united in extending massive financial support to Black Power organizations. In communities across the country, this controversial move aided in improving legal services, housing, and employment, but also attracted fierce opposition from within and outside the church. Using the city of Cairo, Illinois as a case study, historian Kerry Pimblott explores both the promises and perils of church-based funding for the Black Power Movement in her presentation. *Speaker: Todd Guenther* - Professor of Anthropology and History - Central Wyoming College *"Living the High Life: a 12,000 Year Love Story of Humans and Ice Near the Dinwoody Glacier"* In the summer of 2015, Central Wyoming College students conducted research as part of the CWC Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition. The Expedition was organized to document recession of the glaciers, water flow and quality, and human relationships with ice and water in the high alpine during the last 12,000 years. The group discovered the highest known bison jump in North America at 11,000 feet above sea level near the Dinwoody Glacier in the Wind River Mountains. Thousands of feet higher than the next known jumps, it became immediately apparent that Wyoming's prehistoric cultures were much more diverse than previously understood. *Speaker: Ilia Soto, Ph.D.* - Assistant Professor - American Studies & Latina/o Studies - University of Wyoming *"Mexican-America in the Napa Valley: Wine, Tourism, and Race in the Wine Country" * This presentation will examine the experiences of Mexicans in the Napa Valley in California as workers and as wine makers. Soto argues that they have been hidden from the Napa Valley narrative, rendering them new immigrants at best and invisible at worse. To uncover their stories, multiple historical moments will be discussed and examined - and shared in this presentation. To register for college credit or PTSB credit, call Susan Thulin, CWC Director, 307-733-7425. *Feature Photo: h/t UW / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news