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Black Emphasis Month events

By Times staff
Published February 16, 2007


The University of South Florida continues to celebrate Black Emphasis Month with lectures, discussions, presentations and performances.

The events, all free and open to the public, are designed around a theme: "Blackness is ..."

Here's a schedule of planned events at USF. Call (813) 974-5111.

Today: "Blood Diamonds." Information session on the trade in diamonds mined in war zones. 7 p.m., campus view east, Marshall Center, fourth floor.

Saturday: Tombou Lakay. A showcase of black culture and roots through song and dance. 7 p.m., Russell M. Cooper Hall, room 103.

Sunday: Seventh Annual Gospel Explosion. Performances by local gospel groups. 6 p.m., Cooper Hall, room 103.

Monday: Games of the African Diaspora. Introduction to games from various cultures. 6 p.m., game room.

Tuesday: "Blac Fax!" A black history contest. 5 p.m., Marshall Center, room 132.

Wednesday: Brown bag lunch: "The Big C." Cancer and the black community, with Dr. Lee Green. Noon, president's dining room.

Black Faculty and Staff Appreciation luncheon. Noon, Marshall Center ballroom.

"Tribute to Motown." Performances saluting music from the Motown era. 7 p.m., Cooper Hall, room 103.

Thursday: "Hip-Hop: Is It Dead?" A panel discussion. 5 p.m., Marshall Center, room 106.

"Living Sacrifice:" A staged reading on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer. With Phyllis McEwen, professor of Africana studies, 7 p.m., Marshall Center, room 106.

Feb. 23: 36th annual Miss Uhuru Pageant. Women compete for the title, which means "freedom" in Swahili. 6 p.m., University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.

Feb. 24: "State of Black Tampa." A community discussion. 10 a.m., campus view east, Marshall Center, fourth floor.

Feb. 26: "Home Front: The Civil Rights Struggle in Tampa." A panel discussion with local civil rights activists. 11 a.m., Marshall Center Ballroom.

Feb. 27: "Through Our Eyes: A Look Back." A panel of USF black alumni share experiences. 6 p.m., Marshall Center, room 132.

"One Mic and a Stage: Poetry Slam." Open to local talent. 8 p.m., Marshall Center ballroom.

Feb. 28: Leadership luncheon. Honors student leaders. 1 p.m., campus view east, Marshall Center, fourth floor.

"Making the Right Relationship Choices: What Singles Ought to Know and What Married People Wish They Had Learned." With Davina Jones, professor of interpersonal and rhetorical communication studies. 6 p.m., call for location.

[Last modified February 15, 2007, 08:15:03]

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