Campus hosts Black History Month events

06 February 2002 |

Tuesday, Feb. 5
Ethnic Notions: Black People in White Minds
12:15 p.m., Tang Center
Emmy-winning documentary by the late Marlon Riggs, a member of the journalism faculty, traces the deep-rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice. Sponsored by CARE Services and the Staff Affirmative Action Office.

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Intellectuals and the Working Class
Noon, 120 Wheeler Hall
A lecture by novelist and journalist Fred Beauford, sponsored by African American Studies.

Thursday, Feb. 7
Science Spectacular Special Assembly
11:10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Lawrence Hall of Science
Celebrate the contribution of African American scientists and inventors in chemistry, physics and biology.
Monday, Feb. 11

Black, White and Jewish
7 p.m., Berkeley Hillel,
2736 Bancroft
Rebecca Walker, daughter of author Alice Walker and Jewish civil rights attorney Mel Leventhal, speaks about her book “Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self.” Sponsored by the Commonwealth Club, Berkeley Hillel, and the African American Studies department. Tickets are $3.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
11:15 a.m., Lawrence Hall of Science
Berkeley students demonstrate this rhythmic art form developed in West Africa and continued here by slaves — a tradition kept alive by fraternities and sororities.

Wednesday, Feb. 13
West Indians in the West
Noon, 120 Wheeler Hall
A lecture by Berkeley Professor Percy Hintzen, sponsored by African American Studies.

Saturday, Feb. 23
Remember the Time: Black Faculty and Staff
Organization Fundraising Dance
8 p.m., Hiram Hall, 8105 Capwell Dr., Oakland
Dinner and dancing extravaganza benefits the George P. Scotland Scholarship, which provides support for Berkeley students and BSFO charities. For tickets, at $40, call 642-8278.

Women of Color in Medicine
1 p.m., Lawrence Hall of Science
Meet doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and pre-med students, and talk with them about careers in medicine.

Black Empowerment Conference
Day-long event, various locations in the Cesar Chavez Center
Event sponsored by the African American Student Development Office. Call 643-0442 for information.

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Dinner and Discussion with the Tuskegee Airmen
6 p.m., Sproul Room, International House
The Tuskegee Airmen overcame racism and political opposition to become a distinguished fighter pilot corps. Tickets are $25. To register, call 642-9460.

Thursday, Feb. 28
African American Heritage Banquet and Gospel
5 p.m., Dining Hall and
Auditorium, International House
An all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional foods, followed by a gospel concert featuring choirs and soloists from East Bay African American churches. Dinner is $8, and the concert is $3.


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