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Lourdes Announces Black History Month Celebrations

 

In recognition of Black History Month, Lourdes University is pleased to announce the following events presented by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Services. Several of the events are free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, February 8 – Poetry Jam from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Local writers of all levels of experience are invited to participate in this reading and informal slam competition. Participants are invited to read for 3-5 minutes on the theme “Our Roots Run Deep,” reflecting on their personal cultural heritage and/or the diversity of American culture as a whole. The event is offered at the Ebeid Student Center on the first floor of Russell Ebeid Hall.

 

Friday, February 16 – Step Afrika! at 8 p.m.

Step Afrika! is the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Established in 1994 as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Company has expanded to become an international group that presents performances, residencies and workshops worldwide. Cost: $5 per person. Lourdes University students, staff and faculty are free with a valid I.D.

 

Thursday, February 22 – Black History Month Celebration from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Lourdes University community members participate in theatre performances to commemorate the month’s celebration of events. Planned selections include spoken word performances and the Lourdes University Chorale performing I Dream Sundays based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The month’s events began with a Soul Food Dinner on February 1st with well-known dishes, Mancala game and live music. For more information on the month’s events, please contact Ms. Ashley Jackson, Coordinator of Student Activities and New Student Orientation, at ajackson@lourdes.edu.

 

 

 
   
   


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