Numerous events scheduled to celebrate Black History Month

A full calendar of events has been slated to celebrate Black History Month at KU. Below is a listing of events, dates, locations, descriptions and sponsors.

For more information about any of the events, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 864-4350.

Feb. 7

11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center

Feb. 8

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center

Tunnel of Oppression

Tours start every 30 minutes and take approximately 20 minutes.

The program is designed to create an awareness of different types of oppression, and its effects, within society and the campus community. The primary goal of the project is to create an interactive program for students, staff and faculty. The program challenges participants in a safe environment. After going through the experience, participants process what they see and feel with trained counselors.

Feb. 8

Tim Wise – featured speaker

7 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Wise is the author of five books, including “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son” and “Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White.”

Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Union Programs, KU Medical Center, Coca-Cola, The Grove.

Feb. 8

Black Violin

7:30 p.m., Lied Center

Tickets: $10 student/youth; $24 adult

These performers remix classical works with popular music including jazz, funk and hip-hop.

Sponsors: The Eldridge and Oread hotels

Feb. 9

University Career Fair

2 – 6 p.m., fifth floor, Kansas Union

Feb. 10

Human Rights Symposium

Day long, Green Hall

Leading scholars and attorneys in the areas of human rights, immigration and international law will speak at the symposium, which is free and open to the public. Panelists will discuss issues of human rights violations in areas of conflict, the politics of human rights in practice and from a judicial perspective and the status of individual human rights in domestic immigration cases.

Feb. 10

Love Bug Program

Time to be announced

Zeta Phi Beta Sorrority will bring a speaker from Student Health Services to help raise STD/HIV awareness on campus.

Feb. 11

7:30 p.m, Inge Theatre

Feb. 13

2:30 p.m., Inge Theatre

Feb. 15

7:30 p.m., Inge Theatre

Undergraduate Projects: Black Box, Slave Narratives

The show is an adaptation of various slave narratives. Constructed and directed by Isaac Dean.

Tickets are $15 for public, $14 for seniors and KU faculty and staff and $10 for students and can be purchased online or by contacting the University Theater at 864-3982.

Feb. 12

Brown Bag Discussion: The State of Diversity in Higher Education

Noon, Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center classroom

Roundtable discussions to open dialogue on current issues regarding diversity in higher education.

Feb. 20

Revitalizing Finer Womanhood

Time/location to be announced

Hosted by Zeta Phi Beta

Feb. 22

Time/location to be announced

Zeta History

History of the sorority, founded in 1920

Feb. 24

3:30 p.m., Alderson Auditorium

Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture, Clarence Lang

The Langston Hughes Visiting Professorship was established at KU in 1977 in honor of the African-American poet, playwright and fiction writer who lived in Lawrence from 1903 to 1916.

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