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