HAYWARD -- The high rate of imprisonment of minorities is the subject of a Black History Month program Saturday.

Panelists include Freddye Davis of the NAACP's Hayward branch; Tirien Steinbach of East Bay Community Law Center; Jason Bell of Project Rebound, San Francisco State University; and Maya E. Woods-Cadiz of the Oakland Unified School District. William H. Hanson of the Law and Democracy Program at Chabot College will facilitate the free program.

The discussion takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday at Palma Ceia Baptist Church, 28605 Ruus Road. Refreshments will be served.

The 2014 national topic for Black History Month is Civil Rights in America. The Hayward Area Historical Society is hosting the local program in partnership with the Women's Ministry of Palma Ceia Baptist Church, Chabot College and the South Bay Area Chapter of the LINKS, Inc., a service organization.

For more information, call 510-581-0223 or go to www.haywardareahistory.org.

-- Rebecca Parr, Staff



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