Mount Union College Plans Events for Black History Month

February 15, 2008

powellkevinMount Union College is planning a variety of events in celebration and recognition of Black History Month.

Author and hip-hop historian Kevin Powell will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Dewald Chapel.

One of the leading voices of his generation, Powell is a writer, community activist, hip-hop historian, public speaker and entrepreneur. Educated at Rutgers University, he has published seven books, including “Someday We’ll All Be Free.” His address will be followed by a book signing in the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

The Monty Alexander Trio will be performing at the Mount Union Theatre on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m.

The annual Black Student Union Soul Food Dinner and Fashion Show will be held on Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Solarium of HPCC. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, $4 for children and free for children three and under.

 “Kingdom” will be shown on Movie Night on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Room of HPCC.

“HeartBEAT Afrika – an Afro-centric percussion performance, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 in the Mount Union Theatre.

On Sunday, February 24, the Black Student Union Production “A Journey through Reality: Understanding and Escaping Stereotypes” will be held at 7 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (330) 823-7288.

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