2004 Black History Month Calendar
2 First Annual State of
African-American Affairs at U.Va. Address M. Rick Turner, dean
of the Office of African-American Affairs at U.Va., will give
his inaugural State of African-American Affairs address, noting
major issues, successes and challenges within the University's
African-American community. He will give his talk in the Dome
Room of the Rotunda at 7 p.m.
3 “50 Years Since
Brown” Dr. Asa Hilliard will present the keynote address,
“50 Years since Brown,” reflecting on integration,
mis-education, and the challenges that African-American children
face in the struggle for quality education. The talk will be given
in Gilmer Hall, room 130, at 7 p.m.
6 “The Road to Brown”
View excerpts of an award-winning civil rights documentary by
the late filmmaker and U.Va. English professor William A. Elwood.
At the screening — in Clemons Library, room 201, at 4 p.m.
— Mary Ann Elwood will give an account of her late husband's
work and her own experiences during the civil rights movement.
9 “A Conversation
with Black Men”
U.Va. Dean M. Rick Turner, of the Office of African-American Affairs,
will facilitate a discussion about the challenges and responsibilities
of being a black man at 8 p.m. in Clark Hall, room 108.
10 “Kirikou and the Sorceress” Watch unfold the West
African tale of tiny Kirikou, whose village has been cursed by
a sorceress, in Michael Ocelet’s animated film. It will
be screened in Clemons Library, room 407, at 4 p.m.
11 “Building Bridges”
Gordon Braxton will share his experiences as an African-American
male committed to ending oppression in all of its forms at a talk
in Clark Hall, room 108, at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will focus
on issues of race, gender and sexual assault.
of Mother Earth”
Ras Jahaziel will present a film featuring his art work, which
depicts the devastating effects of enslavement and colonialism
throughout the African Diaspora, in Clark Hall, room 108, at 7
“The Skin Color Syndrome Among African Americans”
William James, author of “The Skin Color Syndrome Among
African-Americans,” will discuss the color complex within
the black community and how to combat negative images of blackness
in Clark Hall, room 108, at 7 p.m. A book-signing will follow
19 “Jazz: Portraits
from the Golden Age” Come see Ella, Billie, Satchmo, Dizzy,
Bird and more during a special evening of viewing and readings
from the Golden Age of Jazz in Alderman Library’s McGregor
Room of Special Collections at 6 p.m. The special event is in
association with the ongoing exhibit, “Jazz: Portraits from
the Golden Age,” on display through March 5, and featuring
photographs by William P. Gottlieb and materials illustrating
the connections between Harlem Renaissance writers and jazz. The
exhibit can be viewed online at: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/speccol/exhibits/jazz/.
19-21& 25-28 “Les
Blancs” See how director Clinton Johnson, of U.Va.’s
Drama Department, interprets Lorraine Hansberry’s last play,
“Les Blancs,” which portrays the conflict between
Africans and European colonizers. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tickets
cost $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $7 for students.
For more details, call the box office at 924-3376.
21 “The Gilded Stories”
Jewelle Gomez, an African-American lesbian writer, activist and
author of “The Gilded Stories,” a lesbian vampire
slave narrative, will speak at 5 p.m. in Minor Hall, room 125.
Her fiction, essays, criticism and poetry have appeared in numerous
24 “Who Wants To Be an Entrepreneur?” Attend a panel
discussion on black entrepreneurship in the 21st century, with
Simba Sana, CEO of Karibu Books, and local entrepreneurs, at 7
p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room.
8 “From Hurting to
Healing: Sexual Violence and its Culturally Specific Implications
among African Americans”
Lori Robinson, author of “I Will Survive: The African-American
Guide to Healing from Assault and Sexual Abuse,” written
from her own experience as a survivor of sexual violence, will
give a talk at noon in the U.Va. Bookstore, followed by a book-signing.
All events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Office of African-American
Affairs, and are free and open to the public unless otherwise
noted. For more details, call 924-7923.
For an extended calendar of OAAA events, go to http://www.virginia.edu/oaaa/culturalcenter/calendar.html