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~Black History Month Events at Wellesley College ~

For immediate release:
February 11, 2002

Mary Ann Hill,

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College celebrates Black History Month during February with a variety of lectures, exhibitions, and performances:

Ongoing through February: Exhibition and display of notable African American alumnae, ranging from Wellesley's second African American graduate, Ella Smith Elbert, Class of 1888, to Anna Faith Jones '54. Sponsored by Harambee House.

Schneider Student Center  
Feb. 6 Lecture: "Black Religions of the African Diaspora"

Harambee House 7 pm
Feb. 11 Art lecture by artist Mary McCarthy
Co-Sponsored by Harambee House and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Harambee House 7 pm
Feb. 12 Film: "Songs of Freedom"
Sponsored by the Art History Department.

Collin's Cinema 7 pm
Feb. 13 Black Art Tour -- guided tour of museum's works by artists of African descent. Dessert reception to follow.
Co-sponsored by Harambee House, Ethos and the Davis Museum & Cultural Center.

Davis Museum & Cultural Center 7 pm
Feb. 17 Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, delivers the Quintessence: Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture. Free and open to public. Alumnae Hall 6 pm
Feb. 20 Ethos Alumnae Panel Harambee House

7 pm
Feb. 21 Lecture: "The Global Future of Race: Asian Americans and African Americans" by Vijay Prashad, assistant professor of international studies at Trinity College and author of The Karma of Brown Folk, which examines the place of South Asian Americans within contemporary U.S. racial groups and race relations.
Co-sponsored with Multicultural Council, WASAC, and Ethos.

Pendleton East 239 7 pm
Feb. 26 Film: "All God's Children" addresses religion and LesBiTrans issues in the Black community. Winner of Best Documentary award at the 1996 National Black Arts Film Festival. Bag lunch and reception.
Co-sponsored by Ethos, WLBTF, and Harambee House.

Harambee House 12:30-1:30 pm
Feb. 27 "History of Ethos Alumnae," presented by Elizabeth Miranda '02
Co-sponsored by Ethos, Nubian, and the Africana Studies Department.

Harambee House 7 pm


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