Black History Month under way at UND


David L. Dodds

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Black History Month under way at UND

The University of North Dakota, along with the rest of the nation, is celebrating Black History Month in February.

UND's Multicultural Student Services encourages everyone to come and take part in the many events arranged for this month.

The Great Conversation with famed Civil Rights Movement leader Angela Davis on Wednesday highlighted Black History Month at UND, but there's still a lot more activities to take part in.

Here is a rundown of other upcoming Black History Month events at UND:

Feb. 7:

From 7 to 9 p.m., partake in "Party with a Purpose," a dance to celebrate the efforts of HIV/AIDS prevention. Wear red to show your support!

Feb. 10:

From 1 to 4 p.m., the Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center will host a Coffeehouse Movie Marathon featuring "Slavery By Another Name," at 1 p.m. and "The Last Chance for Eden," at 2:30p.m.

Feb. 12:

From 4 to 6:30 p.m., the Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center will provide a UND Black Community Social. The Black Student Association and the African Student Union invites all students, staff and faculty, and community members to socialize and meet others in our community.

Feb. 20:

From noon to 1 p.m., come to the Memorial Union Badlands Room and take part in Diversity Town Hall. This event aims to involve the campus and community in civil debate of critical issues on local, regional, national and global levels.

Feb. 26:

At 6 p.m., the Memorial Union Loading Dock will be hosting the film "The Negro Zone," which regards the different aspects of slavery. Come and enjoy free pizza while listening to Atif Lanier, the film writer, present a discussion following the film.

At 7 p.m., come to Clifford Hall Auditorium to view the Ron Spriggs Exhibit of Tuskegee Airman: Gladiators of the Skies. Ron Spriggs is an oral historian, lecturer, speaker and curator of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Feb. 27:

From 7 to 10 p.m., the Memorial Union Loading Dock will hold the Infinite Faith Music Challenge: A Celebration of Christian & Gospel Music. This event is a concert and a competition featuring Christian Rap/Rock artists such as Josh Tuinder, One Ten Ride and Sonrize. During intermission, budding artists can compete in one of three categories: Traditional Gospel, A Cappella and Contemporary. First, second and third place winners will receive cash in the amounts of $100/$50/$25.

David L. Dodds

University Relations writer

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