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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire to Host Events in Celebration of Black History Month
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Feb. 10, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - Students, faculty, staff and community members can learn about and experience African American culture during Black History Month in February.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be the site of several activities for the month-long celebration.

The Second Annual Soul Food Cultural Dinner will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Towers Hall Dining Lounge.

A forum titled "Race and the Vietnam War" will be presented at noon Friday, Feb. 21, in the Clearwater Room of Davies Center. African American and Caucasian veterans will be at the forum to speak about their experiences. Also on Feb. 21, John Peyton will speak about his experiences as a Black Panther and Vietnam Veteran at 7 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.

A poetry reading for Black History Month will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Boarders Book Store in Eau Claire. A Tone Poem will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Schofield Auditorium.

The celebration of Black History Month at UW-Eau Claire will conclude with a forum addressing black culture and civil rights at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Schofield Auditorium.

Event sponsors include the Black Student Association, M.O.S.A.I.C., the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc. and the UW-Eau Claire history department.

A nominal charge is required for some events. For additional information, contact the American Ethnic Coordinating Office at (715)836-3367.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 23, 1997