The Office of African-American
Affairs has organized more than 20 events to celebrate African-American
Heritage Month. Among those slated for February:
Though March 12. African/American: Graphic Works by Contemporary
Women Artists. Featuring the work of Adrian Piper, Alison Saar,
Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and Carrie Mae Weems. Bayly Art Museum,
1-March 19. Exhibiting Sowei: Capturing the Sacred, the Secret
and the Ephemeral. Six masks from the museum's collection carved
by the Sande women, a secret society of the Mande people in
Sierre Leone. Bayly Art Museum, Iron Gate Study Gallery.
4. Afrikan Drum Festival. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
(Univ. Library Multicultural Issues Committee, Office of African-American
5. National Society of Black Engineers African-American Quiz
Bowl. 10 a.m., Engineering School audio-visual rooms. A competition
between Albemarle, Monticello and Charlottesville high school
teams and pre-college students associated with the Va. Tech
chapter of NSBE.
9. Information Techology, Race and the 21st Century. Larry Irving,
assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information.
6:30 p.m., Minor Hall Auditorium.
Feb. 17. White Supremacy and Black Mental Health. Dr. Frances
Cress Welsing. 6 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium.
18-19. Honoring Diversity at the University of Virginia. Fri.,
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-noon. Old Cabell Hall.
The conference will focus on diversity-related issues and what
diversity supporters have achieved at other universities. (Equal
Feb. 21-23. A Public Screening and Discussion of Dr. Henry Louis
Gates' "Wonders of the African World.² Mon., The Black
Kingdoms of the Nile (pt. 1) and The Swahili Coast (pt. 2);
Tues., The Slave Kingdom, (pt. 3) and The Holy Land (pt. 4);
and Wed., The Road to Timbuktu (pt. 5) and Lost Cities of the
South (pt. 6). 6-9 p.m., Minor Hall Auditorium.
24. African-American Male Psychology: Psychological Challenges
in the Journey of Living. Joseph White, U. Cal.-Irvine and author
of Black Man Emerging: Facing the Past and Seizing a Future
in America. 6:30 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium.