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2006.01.24> For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2358 - email: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Black History Month Celebration Begins Jan. 30

OMAHA – A month-long event celebrating black history and culture will kick off Monday, Jan. 30, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). All activities are open to the public and will be held on campus at the times and locations listed below. Activities are free, with the exception of the Feb. 3 luncheon and the Feb. 11 fashion show.

Monday, Jan. 30
Cultural Organizations Fair
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom and Nebraska Room
Cultural organizations, clubs, departments and agencies will be showcased at this event.
(Sponsored by American Multicultural Students)

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Open Mic Poetry
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom
This is an open mic event, and a diverse crowd of poets and listeners is anticipated.
(Sponsored by American Multicultural Students, SPOWkun Word and NCNW)

Friday, Feb. 3
Color Me Human Luncheon
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom
Featuring "Dr. King's Dream" by Mixedblood Theater. Tickets are on sale in the MBSC Business Office ($3 for students, $5 for faculty/staff and $7 for the public).
(Sponsored by American Multicultural Students)

Feb. 6 - 28
Black History Month Display
University Library Foyer
An informative display celebrating the history, culture, icons and contributions of African Americans will be on hand.
(Sponsored by University Library)

Monday, Feb. 6
African American Read-In
6 to 8 p.m.
MBSC Fireplace Lounge (first floor)
Share insights about The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the book's namesake at a discussion group formed in recognition of the 17th National African American Read-In.
(Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs)

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Jabali Afrika
Noon
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room
This multi-faceted Kenyan group combines fusion and African rhythms. Original compositions and traditional African rhythms come alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies, dancing and choreography.
(Sponsored by Student Programming Organization)

Saturday, Feb. 11
Kaleidoscope Fashion Show
3 to 6:30 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom
The colorful fabric of African Americans will be showcased. The event also will feature food, fun and door prizes. Tickets are on sale in the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the first floor of the MBSC ($10 for adults, $7 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under).
(Sponsored by the UNO Section of NCNW and Allen Chapel AMEC)

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Malcolm X Festival
MBSC Ballroom
The Department of Black Studies is hosting this annual festival in tribute to those individuals and groups who contribute to the improvement of the American society. With involvement from the UNO Student Programming Organization, Cultural Awareness Programs, Multicultural Affairs and others, this year's focus is on the women of this movement.

- Sonia Sanchez, poet and playwright
10 to 10:50 a.m.

- Urban Bush Women, featuring Sonia Sanchez and Amara TaborSmith

11 to 11:50 a.m.

- The Art of Black Women, featuring Deborah Bunting, artist, and Wanda Ewing, assistant professor of art and art history at UNO
1 to 1:50 p.m. 

- Black Women's Literature, featuring Helen Fountain, UNO Multicultural Affairs
2 to 2:50 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16
Malcolm X Festival continues
MBSC Ballroom

- "Voter education and Black Women in the Women's Suffrage Movement," featuring Roslyn Terborg-Penn, Morgan State University
10 to 11:45 a.m.

- Black Women Activism, featuring Jennifer Hamer and Helen Neville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
1 to 2:15 p.m.

- "Addressing Issues of Race in Women's Studies," featuring Genevieve Williams and Angela Drakeford, UNO students
2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

- Closing Ceremonies, featuring Spoken Word and African Dance-PASO
7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Seku Neblett, African Drummer
Noon to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom
An African born in America, Neblett has studied African cultural forms in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. He encourages individuals to seek information concerning African culture and its realities.
(Sponsored by Student Organizations and Leadership Programs/Cultural Awareness Programs)

Sunday, Feb. 26
The Langston Hughes Project
7:30 p.m.
Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
Ronald McCurdy, a professor of music at the Thornton School of Music, will perform a multi-media display of Langston Hughes, including his life, his art and his times.
(Sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, UNO Black Studies, UNO Department of Music, Student Programming Organization and the Goodrich Program)

For more information, call (402) 554-2711.

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