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Black History Month at UMass Dartmouth Schedule of Events February 15-23

Black History Month at UMass Dartmouth Schedule of Events February 15-23

Griot's Corner is a stage for student art and expression at UMass Dartmouth's Frederick Douglass Unity House (Unity House). The UMass Dartmouth community and the general public are invited to an evening of poetry, music, and conversation, Thursday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the Unity House. The event will also include a screening of the documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, which tells the story of a group of Detroit musicians, the Funk Brothers, who backed up dozens of notable Motown performers during Detroit's thriving jazz and blues era.

Griot's Corner also features an open mic with Professor Morgan James Peters, a.k.a Mwalim *7) "DaPhunkee Professor". "DaPhunkee Professor" (Morgan James Peters) a.k.a., Mwalim *7), is an internationally recognized educator, performing artist, writer, Black arts scholar, and is professor of English and Director of Black Studies at UMass Dartmouth.

The Unity House will also host former Black Panther and civil rights activist Jocelyn Ekeh, for a "Time to Talk" event, Friday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m., at the Unity House. Ms. Ekeh will speak about her experiences as a member of the radical civil rights organization that gained national and international prominence during the Civil Rights Movement.

UMass Dartmouth Black History Month Calendar of Events, February 15-23:

February 19
Dinner at Unity House
Celebrate and honor the history of UMass Dartmouth's Frederick Douglass Unity House.
Share a meal and your experiences with past and current leaders, students, and friends.
Unity House, 5:00 p.m.
*RSVP date has passed*

February 20
Griot's Corner
Poetry, music, conversation and soul screening: "Standing In The Shadows of Motown"
Featuring an open mic with Professor Morgan James Peters, a.k.a Mwalim *7) "DaPhunkee Professor"
Unity House, 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

February 21
Time to Talk
A conversation with Jocelyn Ekeh, former Black Panther and civil rights activist.
Unity House, 2:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served

February 22
Black History Month Show
Celebrating UMass Dartmouth students
Main Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

UMass Dartmouth has announced a schedule of events throughout Black History Month. Students, staff, faculty, alumni and members of the public are invited to attend all events. Many events are being held through the sponsorship of the New Bedford Historical Society. For information on all upcoming events throughout the month, visit umassd.edu/blackhistorymonth.
 

Author:  "Joseph Sullivan [Contact]"
Date:  14-Feb-2014
Department:   Frederick Douglass Unity House

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