Black History Month events planned at UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will have a number of events during Black History Month that will provoke laughter, inspiration and reflection.

The University celebrates Black History Month 2010 with a wide range of free events through February, beginning with a Soul Food Dinner, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 5), at the Ecumenical Center on the UW-Green Bay campus.

A pair of events on Feb. 10 will offer food for the mind and the spirit. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Club in the University Union, master flutist Galen will perform and discuss the History of Jazz: Turn of the Century to Present Day.

At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, in the University Union Room 103, Jeff Willems will facilitate a discussion of the Tim Wise book: Between Barack and a Hard Place. Pre-registered students can receive a complimentary copy of the book. Register for the discussion at the Residence Life Community Center.

At 7 p.m. on Feb. 12, in Phoenix Room B of the University Union, Dr. Theresa Okafor of the Life League of Africa will be speaking about family issues in Africa. Dr. Okafor is from Nigeria and a member of the Foundation for African Cultural Heritage. Her appearance is in partnership with the Institute for Learning Partnership and

Spoken-word artist Jon Goode will be at the Common Grounds Coffeehouse at 9 p.m. on Feb. 12. Goode is a featured artist in the Passion and Poetry concert series that includes some of the top poets and spoken-word artists in the nation.

The writings of black feminist Audre Lorde will be discussed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the 1965 Room at the University Union. Sheila Carter, Student Life program manager, will facilitate a discussion of Lorde’s book, I Am Your Sister – Collected and Unpublished Work. Lorde was a poet and one of the leading radical black feminists of the past century. Her writings speak to the subject of power and social justice. Space for this book discussion is limited, register at Preregistered students will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

For more information about these events contact the UW-Green Bay American Intercultural Center/Office of Student Life at (920) 465-2720.

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R. Terry Anderson

I teach English Composition and handle media and marketing for the Institute for Learning Partnership.

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