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Black History Month
Celebrations Held at UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: Feb. 10, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Events associated with Black History Month are in full swing on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus this month.
A Soul Food Dinner will be held in the Towers Hall South Social Room from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 10.
Cultural critic Cornell West will host a forum series lecture titled "The War Against Parents in the Workplace and in Politics" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Schofield Auditorium. West is a professor of religion and Afro-American studies at Harvard University. His most recent book, "The War Against Parents," explores how market forces and public policy are undermining the American family.
The Mixed Blood Theater production "Daughters of Africa" will be held in Schofield Auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
The University Gospel Choir will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Schofield Auditorium. Following the concert at 8 p.m., a mixed media production titled "Tone Poem: Bringing Men Together," will be held.
The film "Another Brother" will screen at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
A lecture titled "History of the Tuskeegee Airmen" will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Wisconsin Room of Davies Center. The lecture will feature a member of the Tuskeegee Airmen Association.
Also on Feb. 25, a poetry contest will be held in The Cabin in Davies Center. Prizes will be awarded for best original poetry within a black history theme or tradition and best performance of historic black poetry. Participants must register by 4 p.m. Feb. 19.
Rounding out the month's celebrations, the one-woman play, "A Woman Ain't I," will be begin at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in Schofield Auditorium. The performance will feature Boston actress Kathryn Woods portraying the life of Sojourner Truth.
Sponsors for the events include the UW-Eau Claire American Ethnic Coordinating Office, Black Student Association and the University Activities Commission.
For more information or registration materials, contact Dr. Selika Ducksworth at (715) 836-4886.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: Feb. 10, 1999