Campus News - January 14, 2002
Activities honor Black History Month
UNM African American programs will offer a variety of activities in observance
of Black History Month.
Women of the Calabash will perform at the 17th Annual Black History Month Kickoff
Brunch Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel. The UNM
African American Studies Program sponsors the event, with support from African
American Student Services, African American Staff-Faculty Council, Charlie Morrisey
Research Hall and Black Student Union.
Formed in 1978, Women of the Clabash is cited as Musicians Extraordinaire
by the National Council for Culture and Art and received the councils
prestigious Monarch Merit Award. The company won a Blue Ribbon for Best Music
Video in 1988 by the American Film Festival, a Cine 1994 Golden Eagle Award
for composer and performer in the film The Visit, and in 1997 was
featured in an HBO Black History Month profile.
Tickets for the brunch are $25. To reserve a space, call Letha Allen at 277-5644.
In observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a commemoration
service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at the UNM Alumni
Chapel. A reception will follow at African American Studies, 4th floor, Mesa
The UNM Charlie Morrisey Research Hall will have a reception Thursday, Jan.
17 at 4 p.m., at the Albuquerque International Airport, lower level north entrance,
for the exhibit Black Presence in New Mexico, 1800-2002: A Visual Representation.
The exhibit is on display at the airport until Feb. 28.
The African American Student Services Center (AASS), 1130 Mesa Vista Hall,
will host the following events:
Friday, Feb. 1: Flag Raising Ceremony at noon to honor Black American contributions to U.S. history. A reception will follow in African American student services (AASS) center.
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Health Awareness Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Johnson Center, Auxiliary Gym, featuring a day of information and activities to heighten awareness and provide proactive approaches toward healthier living. Relevancy Inc., co-sponsor.
Friday, Feb. 8: The Color of Fear film at 5:30 p.m. at AASS. A discussion about the films group of ethnically diverse men who must face themselves and their realities follows.
Saturday, February 9: A night of Jazz with music and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Dane Smith Hall Atrium. Jazz City featuring Rodney Block and his funky trumpet. UNM Dean of Students Office, main sponsor.
Wednesday, Feb. 13: Debate on the war on terrorism at noon at AASS. Dont miss a chance to express who is right - who is wrong - who is misinformed?
Friday, Feb. 15: Poetry and Art Show from 7 to 9 p.m. at AASS. Free expression shared by student and community poets with an exhibit of authentic African, Haitian & Black American art.
Saturday, Feb. 16: Gospel Music Fest from 7 to 10 p.m. at Woodward Hall, rm. 101, featuring Albuquerques best church gospel choirs. Admission: $3 (Tickets go on sale Jan. 14 at AASS)
Friday, Feb. 22: The Way Home, film presentation at 5:30 p.m. at AASS. Discussion follows: As Women - where does our commonality blur?
Saturday, Feb. 23: High School Step Team competition from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Continuing Education Auditorium. Featuring teams from Albuquerque area high schools. A raffle will follow the presentation of awards. Admission: $3 raffle ticket (Student ID Required). UNM Rhythm Cartel, co-sponsor.
Tuesday, Feb. 27: Black History Month Closing Reception at noon at AASS. Dean of students & the Charlie Morrisey Research Hall, cosponsors.
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