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African-American Heritage Month

African-American Heritage Month

Freedom, a Fable, 1997. Kara Walker.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, Graphics Gallery.

  • Feb. 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.

  • Feb. 4. Afrikan Drum Festival. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom. (Univ. Library Multicultural Issues Committee, Office of African-American Affairs)

  • Feb. 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.

  • Feb. 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.

  • Feb. 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 Opportunity Programs)

  • Feb. 21-23. A Public Screening and Discussion of Dr. Henry Louis Gates' "Wonders of the African World. 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.

  • Feb. 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.


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