Black History Month at Mount Holyoke College, February, 2001, "Shades in Blackness"

Monday, January 29, 2001 - 12:00

For immediate release
January 30, 2001

Thursday
February 1
7:00 PM

Blanchard Campus Center (front steps)
Mount Holyoke College

Opening Ceremony-- Come and celebrate the beginning of a month-long celebration of Black history. Rain location Betty Shabazz Cultural Center.

Tuesday
February 6
7:30 pm

Gamble
Auditorium
Mount Holyoke
College

Film --"Nappy," a documentary film. The power and politics of black hair. Independent filmmaker, Lydia Douglas, will lead a discussion of her film following the showing.

Tuesday
February 13
7:30 PM

Gamble
Auditorium
Mount Holyoke
College

Keynote Address -- Acclaimed author, critic and feminist theorist, Bell Hooks, delivers the keynote address, "Salvation: Black People and Love."

Thursday
February 15
7:00 PM

Betty Shabazz Cultural Center
Mount Holyoke College

Forum -- "AIDS and the Shades of Blackness in the New Millennium." This forum focuses on the AIDS epidemic and its continued effect on the black community. Speakers include Michael Saunders of Gay Men of African Descent in New York.

Thursday
February 22
7:30 PM

Betty Shabazz Cultural Center
Mount Holyoke College

Discussion--"Which Way? The Direction of Black Education in the New Century." How do we provide the best education for black children in this country? Join members of the Springfield educational community as we ponder together this important issue.

Tuesday
February 27
7:00 PM

Odyssey Bookshop
Village Commons

Reading-- David Anthony Durham, award-winning author, will read form his novel, Gabriel's Story. Set in the 1870's, this novel tells the story of a young African American boy's journey across the American west.


Sponsored by the Association of Pan African Unity. All events are free unless otherwise stated. For more information contact 413-538-2550.