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2011.01.31 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Black History Month Celebrations Begin Feb. 9

Omaha - The annual Black History Month celebration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) begins Wednesday, Feb. 9. Events include a film showing of Chris Rock’s movie "Good Hair" with a discussion after the film by UNO faculty member Cynthia Robinson, and a Black History Month quiz game where UNO students can compete to win a trophy and prizes from local businesses.

Additional programming includes a presentation by Marilyn Johnson Farr about culture and racial isolation as experienced by African American women in the workplace; along with the second annual Gospel Explosion concert with performances by UNO students and members from the community.

All events are free and open to the public.

Events that are part of UNO’s Black History Month are supported by the following campus organizations: Student Organizations Leadership Programs, Association of Latin/Latino American Students, African American Organization, American Multicultural Students, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Indian Student Association, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc., National Council of Negro Women, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., The Impact Movement, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Colony, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Complete details of the month's events are as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7 to 10 p.m.
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
Film Showing: "Good Hair," Moderated by Cynthia Robinson, School of Communication
Free food

Tuesday, Feb. 15, Noon to 2 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room
Black History Month "Jeopardy!" quiz show

Wednesday, Feb. 23, Noon to 2 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room
"Culture and Racial Isolation: African American Women in the Workplace" by Marilyn Johnson Farr
Free food

Tuesday, March 1, Noon to 1 p.m.
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
"Where is the Dream Today? The Spiritual Significance and Cultural Relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s 'I Have a Dream' Speech"
Free food

Friday, March 4, 7 to 10 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom
Gospel Explosion concert

For more information, call Valerie Thompson, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, at (402) 554-2711.

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