Black History Month

Pastors lead talk on racial relations

Pastors lead talk on racial relations

Wed Feb 22, 2023

In recognition of Black History Month, the diversity committee at Colby Community College will feature pastors Rodgers Chishiba and Abida Alice Shomari at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in the Cultural Arts Center.

 The guest speakers will lead a conversation and ask: What comes to your mind when you hear “Africa or African?” and what comes to mind when someone from Africa hears “America or American?" 

Pastor Alice is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Pastor Rodgers is from Zambia. Before emigrating to the United States, the pair lived in Zimbabwe for four years. They lived in Atlanta, Ga., where they attended graduate studies at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, before moving to northeast Nebraska. For the last seven years, they have served in northwest Kansas.

There is no charge to attend the event, which will also be streamed live at

For information on the event, contact Angel Morrison at (785) 460-5418.