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UW-Eau Claire Reception to Kick Off
Black History Month 2005

RELEASED: Jan. 25, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will kick off Black History Month with a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.

The reception will feature profiles of famous African-Americans; stories of Black Indians in American History; the African-American Mosaic presented by the Library of Congress; information on Gwen Moore, Wisconsin's first African-American Congresswoman; a black history IQ test; and samples of African-American foods. Information on other events planned for Black History Month also will be available.

  • Monday, Feb. 7: Forum Series Presentation by Angela Davis: "Punishment and Democracy." 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List in 1970, Davis was the subject of an intense police search that drove her underground and culminated in one of the most famous trials in recent U.S. history. Now known internationally for her work to combat all forms of oppression, Davis is currently a professor in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California Santa Cruz. For ticket information, call the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727.
  • Wednesdays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23: Dialogue on Diversity featuring "Race — The Power of an Illusion," California Newsreel's three-episode film series, to be presented 4:30–6:30 p.m. (Feb. 9 and 16 in the Alumni Room and Feb. 23 in the Wisconsin Room). Episode one: "The Difference Between Us." Episode two: "The Story We Tell." Episode three: "The House We Live In." Discussion and refreshments will follow each episode. For more information, contact Jesse Dixon, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at (715) 836-3367.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15: University Activities Commission Black History Month Concert — Jabali Afrika. 7 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. From East Africa's Kenya, Jabali Afrika is a truly multi-faceted group, with its own unique blend of fusion and African rhythms. Original compositions and traditional African melodies come alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz, gospel, blues and more. Talented dancing and choreography, topped off with stunning African tribal costumes, make for a truly multicultural experience. No admission charge.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16: UAC and Artists Series Concert –Buckwheat Zydeco. 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Zydeco, the music of the French-speaking black people of southwestern Louisiana, is Louisiana's hottest music, and nobody plays it hotter than Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural. Four-time Grammy nominee, Buckwheat Zydeco has been lauded from coast to coast. For ticket information, call the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727.

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