UH Hilo hosts Black History Month events

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Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo celebrates Black History Month with a variety of events, which are free and open to the public. Events include:

February 10; 6-8 p.m. CC 301. Music, Art, and Words - a public conversation: Lois Ann Yamanaka, Oliver Jackson, Quincy Troupe, Kelvyn Bell, and Paul Carter Harrison (playwright & professor) discuss their work in music, art, writing, and the significance of the Blues as a root form of expression.

February 14; 6-9 p.m. Campus Center Plaza The African Diaspora Club hosts a Touch a Heart gathering

February 25; DNA Jam & Intramural Basketball Tournament; UH Hilo New Gym, Noon. Opening show featuring free food and entertainment; “Center Stage Break Dance Crew,” NYR,” and Heroes for Hire.” Games to follow. Contact Steve Martin at martinsb@hawaii.edu to sign up.

February 29; 2-3:30 p.m., UCB 100 Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Director of Connecting Human Origin and Cultural Diversity for the College of Education and Anthropology Department at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, presents“The Festival of the Pacific Arts; Entertainment or Cultural Contest?”

March 7; 8-9 p.m., STB 108 “Journey through the Universe.” Dr. Derrick Pitts, senior scientist and chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, presents a talk, “The New Space Race: Astronomy and Space Exploration on the Edge of Tomorrow.”

The events have been planned and coordinated by the UH Hilo Black History Month Planning Committee comprised of faculty, staff and students from various programs, including the Art & English Departments, Africa Diaspora Club, Minority Access and Achievement Program (MAAP), University Radio Hilo, UH Hilo Student Association; Student Activities Council, Student Life Center, Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, and Hawaiʻi Community College.

For more information, contact the MAAP office at (808) 974-7451.

For special accommodations, call (808) 933-0818 (V) or (808) 933-3334(TTY).


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