Weekly video-forum series at UH Hilo celebrates Black History Month

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Date: Monday, February 8, 2010
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Afro-America, a Work in Progress, is a weekly video-forum series at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo to celebrate and recognize the rich culture and contribution of African Americans during Black History Month.

The events are as follows:


• James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, Part 1, which explores race, poverty and sexual identity, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m., UCB 113
• James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, Part 2, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., UCB 113
• Hip Hop & Religion; the Spirituality Behind the Mic, which discusses the origins of hip hop and the spiritual meaning behind the music, fashion and culture, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m., UCB 127

Dance Events

• Afro-Brazilian Dance & Rhythms, a workshop with dance instructor Lisa Dixon and percussionist Jesse Seymour, Feb. 17, 3:30-4:45 p.m., UH Hilo old gym
• Michael Jackson Tribute: “This is It!” movie viewing and dance off, Feb. 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Campus Center Plaza

Speaker Elisa Joy White, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UH Manoa

• Your Blackberry's on Vibrate, examining identity, belonging and the African American experience in Hawaiʻi, Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m., UCB 127
• Tales of Inclusion & Exclusion, constructing the narrative of Blacks in Hawaiʻi, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Lyman House Museum

For more information, call 933-3412. For disability accommodations, call 933-0816 (voice), or 933-3334 (TTY).

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