Intercom Online......February 4, 1999

Black History Month

More events scheduled
at various locations

The following Penn State locations have scheduled events to mark Black History Month, celebrated this month. This is a second listing of events. A longer listing appeared in the Jan. 28 issue of Intercom and can be viewed on the Web at: http://www.psu.edu/ur/archives/intercom_1999/Jan28/bhm.html

Penn State Abington

* Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m.: Arnett Doctor, author of Like Judgment Day, will speak in Sutherland Auditorium on "Like Judgment Day: The True Story of Rosewood."

It was Doctor's book that brought to public attention the 70-year-old tragedy of Rosewood -- an entire town of middle-class black men and women attacked and virtually destroyed by an organized white mob, with the full knowledge of both the local sheriff and the governor of Florida. The son of a Rosewood survivor, Doctor led a long battle against unspoken taboos and legal obstacles to bring the story to light.

Penn State Delaware County

* Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11:30 a.m.: Kariamu Welsh-Asante, a professor in Temple University's Department of African American Studies, will speak about "Traditions in African Dance" in the student lounge of the Main Building. Welsh-Asante recently journeyed to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Benin, where she researched the patterns, rhythms and symbolism of textiles and dances of the African culture. Welsh-Asante is founder of Kariamu and Co.: Traditions, a dance troupe that incorporates contemporary African dance based on the Umfundalai technique, which combines traditional African movements and styles. Admission is free to the public. For more information, call (610) 892-1457.

Penn State DuBois

The Student Life Office will present the acclaimed video series "Eyes on the Prize" and the motion picture "Amistad" as part of Black History Month. "Amistad" will be shown Friday, Feb. 5, at noon and 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Hiller Auditorium. Admission is free, and movies shown on Thursday and Friday nights and Sundays are open to the public.

The first and second volumes of the "Eyes on the Prize" video series were presented in January. Volumes three through seven are being presented in February. The remaining volumes, which follow, will be presented at noon in the Hiller Quiet Lounge. All are open to the public.

* Monday, Feb. 8: Volume V, "Power" (1966-68) and "The Promised Land," (1967-68).

* Monday, Feb. 15: Volume VI, "Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More" (1964-72) and "A Nation of Law?" (1968-71).

* Monday, Feb. 22: Volume VII, "The Keys to the Kingdom" (1974-80) and "Back to the Movement," (1979/mid-1980s).

The HBO presentation "Four Little Girls" by Spike Lee is tentatively scheduled to be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18; noon and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19; and at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in Hiller Auditorium. Admission is free.

For more information about the events listed, call the Student Life Office at (814) 375-4766.

Hershey -- College of Medicine

* Friday, Feb. 23: Dr. Marsha Martin, special assistant to U.S. Secretary Donna Shalala, Department of Health and Human Services, will speak at 4 p.m. in the Hospital Auditorium at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She will discuss "Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care: What is a Community to Do?" For more information, see the "Lectures" page in this issue.

Penn State New Kensington

* Jan. 15-Feb. 28: Exhibit by Tina Bruner featuring a number of quilts in celebration of African American history.

* Wednesday, Feb. 3: Kunte Repertory Theater will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Forum Theater. The group from the University of Pittsburgh's Department of African Studies will perform "Still I Rise" under the direction of Vernell Lillic, founder and artistic director. The play is composed of music, drama and jazz based on Maya Angelou's poems.

* Wednesday, Feb. 17: Jomokee Ewedini, a native of Nigeria and owner of the Alafia African Store in Pittsburgh, will present a 12:30 p.m. food demonstration in the Art Gallery and tell the history behind the symbolic dish of "Akara." Samples will be given to members of the audience.

* Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Forum Theater: Pin Points Theater will present "The Meeting," a drama about the lives, times and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

All events are free. For more information, call the Student Activities Office at (724) 334-6063.

Penn State Schuylkill

* Wednesday, Feb. 3: Movie Night featuring "Imitation of Life," with discussion to follow. Begins at 9 p.m. in Morgan Auditorium.

* Wednesday, Feb. 10: The Afro-Brazilian dance group "Nego Gato" will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Morgan Auditorium.

* Feb. 18: A presentation on African and African American history with stories and song by Jess SiBah and guests beginning at 7 p.m., Morgan Auditorium.

Penn State Shenango

* Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6:30-8 p.m. in SH215: Display of art work produced by local school children in grades seven through 12. For more information, call (724) 983-2849.

University Park

This event did not appear in the Jan. 28 issue:

* Feb. 22: Annual Multicultural Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kunkle Activities Center, Hammond Building. Engineering staff, faculty and students are asked to bring their favorite food dish to the event, sponsored by various student organizations.

Penn State Worthington Scranton

* Monday, Feb 8, noon, Cafe: African American Read In, faculty and student readings from African American literature.

* Monday, Feb 8, 7:30 p.m., Dawson 14: Reflections on the History of African American Cinema, illustrated lecture with film clips from African American movies; talk by J. Philip Mosley, associate professor of English, communications and comparative literature.

* Friday, Feb. 19, noon, Cafe: Blues Works, music trio.

* Friday, Feb. 26, noon, Cafe: Bill Grimmette, storyteller, portrays an inspirational character who travels the world and weaves tales of African legend and myth.

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