UH-Hilo Events Celebrate Black History Month

From Michael Marshall:

The month of February has been designated as Black History Month (BHM) in the effort to raise awareness about the African American experience in the USA and create cultural connections between the diverse populations of the UH Hilo community.

The Civil rights movement,which benefited all under-represented minority groups, evolved from the aspirations of African Americans and need for this population to be recognized and included as vital members of society. In spite of this, the future that was envisioned by civil rights leaders and their communities has not materialized or reached a level of equity among these groups which is reflected in the ongoing institutionalized racism and discrimination that occurs in every corner of the nation.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) in collaboration with Hawai`i Community College (HawCC) is planning events for Black History month. The following events will be featured throughout the month of February:

• The Loving Story: Film Documentary
Thursday, February 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: UCB 100
Q & A to follow with Deloris Guttman, Historian from the African Am. Diversity Cultural Center of HI

• Eric Bibb – Blues Guitar
Wednesday, February 11, 7:30pm
Location: UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
Fee: $12/$17 Students

• Prince Ea: Award winning Rapper, & You Tube sensation from St Louis
Tuesday, February 17, 6 p.m. Life Performance
Opening Acts include: Quadaja Herriot, Spoken Word Poet and
Zach Street, Slam Poet
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Wednesday, February 18, 12:00 p.m. Talk Story Session
Location: Campus Center 301

• El Hajj Malik Reading: Chronicles the life of Malcom X
50th Anniversary of his assassination
Thursday, February 19; 12:30 p.m.
Location: UH Hilo Dining Room in Campus Center
(will feature soul food on the menu)

• Kyle Abraham; Abraham.in.motion Dance Co.
February 24; 7:30 p.m.
Location: UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
Fee: $15/$20 Students

• Donald Suggs; Publisher & Executive Editor of the St. Louis Am. Newspaper
February 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: UCB 127

The committee that planned these events is comprised of faculty, staff, and students. Sponsors include UH Hilo Art Dept, MAAP, Student Health & Wellness; various student organizations including UHHSA, SAC, BOMB BOSP; and HAWCC History Dept. and Student Council. Each of these groups has dedicated their time and resources in their own special way to make the events for this memorable month a success.
For more information please contact the MAAP office at 932-7461. For disability accommodations, call 933-0818 (V), 933-3334(TTY).

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