Black History Month events scheduled at UMass Dartmouth

Black History Month events scheduled at UMass Dartmouth In honor of Black History Month, the Frederick Douglass Unity House at UMass Dartmouth is sponsoring a series of special events during February.

In honor of Black History Month, the Frederick Douglass Unity House at UMass Dartmouth is sponsoring a series of special events during February. 

The celebration begins on Sunday, February 3, with a Super Bowl Sunday XXXVI party, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center. IAMBK (I Am My Brother’s Keeper) and Residents Life present the party. 

On Monday, February 4, the Brazilian Dance Group, Nego Gata, will perform in the Campus Center’s main auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. The Student Activities Board is co-sponsor. Also, from February 4-28, a Cape Verdean photo exhibit by Ron Barboza will be featured in the Auditorium Art Gallery. 

A series of Fireside Chats will also mark Black History Month. Held in the Unity House, located on the first floor of the Residents Dining Building, the discussions begin at 7 p.m. The first, entitled, Civil Rights, NAACP, and the Church, on Wednesday, February 6, includes presenters Lee Charlton, NAACP president; Pastor Dave Spencer, The Worship Center; and Reverend Steven Taylor, Union Baptist Church. On Tuesday, February 12, Tem Ferreira from the music groups, Busted Fro and Strela Negra, will offer Hip Hop: Connecting the Generations. On Wednesday, February 20, Andrea Garr-Barnes, director of multicultural affairs at Bridgewater State College, and Jimmy Owens, LICSW counselor, lead Black Family: Overcoming the Odds. 

The movie, The Middle Passage, will be shown on Monday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in the Unity House, and Black Men and Health, will be the topic of a community discussion on Thursday, February 28, from Noon-2 p.m. Park in lot 5. 

Sociology Professor Tom Ranuga will give a talk on AIDS in South Africa: A Life and Death Struggle, on Wednesday, February 20, at Noon in the Library Browsing Area (Parking Lot 13), and Music Department Visiting Lecturer Semenya McCord will perform a concert on Thursday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. The concert, free and open to the public, will be held in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Recital Hall, room 153, with parking available in lot 8/9. 

For more information about Black History Month events, contact the Frederick Douglass Unity House at (508) 999-9222.

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