Black History Month: Events
Posted February 2, 2000
Thursday, Feb. 3
Assessing Fifty Years of African- American Economic Status: A lecture by Marcus Alexis, noon, 650 Barrows.
Story, Story ã Everybody's Got a Story: This event features Marijo, who weaves music and dance with stories celebrating the contributions of black scientists and inventors. Noon and 1:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Free with museum admission.
Modernity Out of the Calabash ã The Art and Artists of the Caribbean, Part I: A lecture by Winston Branch, 4 p.m., 650 Barrows.
Hitler Wore Khakis: A lecture by Paul Gilroy, 4 p.m., Lipman Room, 8th floor, Barrows Hall.
The Story of Auwanguleema: Claressa Morrow tells the story of a tree called Auwanguleema, which symbolizes self-determination and strength of purpose to succeed. 12:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Free with museum admission.
Family Affair African-American Music and Storytelling: Clap along to the beat of tribal drums as Family Affair performs folk tales and songs about African history, music and culture. Noon and 1:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Free with museum admission.
Science Spectacular: Audience participation in hands-on demonstrations about chemical reactions, presented by Darryl Baynes of the Minority Aviation Education Assoc. Noon at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Free with museum admission.
African-American Church Visit: Attend Sunday services at Berkeley Mount Zion Baptist Church. Meet at the International House front steps at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 and registration is required. For information, call 642-9460.
Exploring the Impact of a Post-209 Environment: A Black Staff Dialogue, an evening of dialogue and information-gathering dedicated to black staff issues at Berkeley, 5:30 p.m., Lipman Room, 8th floor Barrows Hall.
African-American Dinner and Gospel Extravaganza: This event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., features an all-you-can-eat buffet bursting with African, African American and Creole dishes. The dinner is followed by a performance by choirs and soloists from East Bay African-American churches. Admission for the 8 p.m. concert, which takes place in the International House auditorium, is $3.
Spirituals 2000: This concert celebrates the 200th year of classic spiritual music. Noted choral director, composer and musician Bill Bell directs the 70-plus voices of the Downs Greater Community Chorus. The performance, co-sponsored by Berkeley's African-American Studies Department, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall. Tickets are $12/$18/$24 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 642-9988.
Women of Color in Medicine: Women in medical fields will answer questions about their careers and studies as well as present hands-on activities to enhance knowledge about health. Noon at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Free with museum admission.