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~Black History Month Events at Wellesley College ~

For immediate release:
February 6, 2003

Mary Ann Hill,

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.
Harambee House  
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

Jewett Auditorium 7-9 pm
Feb. 11 Reception for Black faculty and students
Co-sponsored by Harambee House and the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center.

Harambee House 12:30 pm
Feb. 13 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 6 pm
Feb. 18 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.

Collins Cinema 6 pm
Feb. 20 Lecture: Bernestine Singley, author of "When Race Becomes Real." Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department. Collins Cinema 7-9pm
Feb. 26 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. Jewett Auditorium

7 pm


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