Foothill College, in partnership with its Authors Series and the Brother-to-Brother program, has scheduled a one-night benefit featuring award-winning author and comedian Brian Copeland performing "Not a Genuine Black Man," his acclaimed One Man Show, 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Smithwick Theatre.
Copeland, who resides in the Bay Area and hosts a radio show on KGO, uses humor to address serious social and political problems.
"Not a Genuine Black Man" deals with the lingering effects of Copeland's childhood as an African-American in the then predominantly white Bay Area suburb of San Leandro. The show touches on themes of isolation, racial identity and redemption. Copeland also authored a memoir of the same name.
A reception and book signing will follow the performance.
Tickets are $25 general admission; $20 seniors and students with identification. Proceeds benefit the Brother-to-Brother program.
To purchase tickets, call 949-7360 or visit http://preznet.fhda.edu/fas.html.
BCS begins open enrollment
Bullis Charter School has begun its open enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year. Space is available in all grades, K-6. Enrollment ends Jan. 31.
The charter school has scheduled a parent information night 7 p.m. Jan. 13. The school principal, teachers and students will present information, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Bullis Charter School is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited and recognized as a California Distinguished School.
Bullis Charter School is located at 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.
For more information, visit www.BullisCharterSchool.org or call 947-4939.