WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College celebrates Black History
Month during February with a variety of lectures, exhibitions,
and performances under the theme, "Respect our Past,
Enjoy the Present, Planning our Future."
|Ongoing through February:
||Exhibition and display of
the Harambee Quilt, a patchwork of unity and artwork
by Ife Art. Ife Art is owned by a local African American
female textile artist. Hours and info at 781-283-2133.
|Feb. 6 - 8
||Conference: "Power of
Women Conference on African-Rooted Dance & Music."
Co-sponsored by DeAma Battle, Harambee House, Departments
of Music and Physical Education, and the Martin Luther
King Memorial Fund. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
||Reception for Black faculty
Co-sponsored by Harambee House and the Pforzheimer Learning
and Teaching Center.
||Lecture: Dominique Dawes,
athlete, actress, and women's health activist, delivers
the annual Quintessence Day Lecture entitled "The
Art of Self Love: Empowerment through Strength, Service,
& Sisterhood." Free and open to public.
|Alumnae Hall Auditorium
||Lecture: "Female Circumcision:
A Cross-Cultural Perspective" by Dr. Nawal Nour,
ObGyn at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Layla Guled,
a Somali interpreter. Co-sponsored by Harambee House
and Health Services.
||Lecture: Bernestine Singley,
author of "When Race Becomes Real." Sponsored
by the Africana Studies Department.
||Film and lecture: "Coffee
Coloured Children" Ngozi Onwurah and "Coffee
Cup" by South African artist Robin Rhode, followed
by a discussion with Robin Rhode. To precede the opening
of "The Space Between" and the Rose Art Museum's
exhibition "Co-Existence: Contemporary Cultural
Production in South Africa." Sponsored by the Davis
Museum and Cultural Center.