Emory Report

February 7, 2000

 Volume 52, No. 20

Full slate of events for Heritage Month

By Michael Terrazas

Last week's Feb. 1 panel discussion with Halle Fellow Rajm-ohan Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu kicked off African American Heritage Month at Emory and there are still plenty of events to come.

"This is an opporunity for Emory to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to the American experience," said Sylvester Hopewell, associate director of Campus Life. He said he thinks participation in the month-long celebration is broader across campus this year than in the past.

For more information regarding any of the following events, contact the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services at 404-727-6754.

Feb. 7 Gandhi and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young will hold their rescheduled panel discussion asking, "Can Non-Violent Confrontation Work?" This event will now take place in Glenn Auditorium at 5 p.m. 404-727-6040.

Feb. 7­11 Black Heritage Week starts this morning at 10 a.m. with a breakfast in Brooks Commons, followed by storytelling, song and dance. A chapel service will be held Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. in Cannon Chapel.

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the Rev. Bridgette Young, director and campus minister for the Wesley Foundation at Georgia Tech, will ask "Has the Black Church Failed the Black Community?" in an 11 a.m. lecture in 311 Bishops Hall. Another chapel service will be held Feb. 10 at 10:50 a.m.

On Friday night Feb. 11, the Rev. Kenneth Samuel of the Pastor Victory Baptist Church will hold a banquet at St. John AME Church in Fairburn, Ga. Tickets are $20, $15 for students. Contact Sheri Smith at 404-727-4436.

Feb. 9 The Black Student Alliance will hold a forum, "Being Black at Emory," at 6 p.m. in Harris Parlor. 404-727-6197.

Feb. 10 Dennis Kimbro, motivational speaker and author of What Makes the Great Great and Think & Grow Rich: A Black Choice, will speak on "Money, Power, Respect: Economic Development in the Black Community," at 7 p.m. in WHSCAB Auditorium. A reception and booksigning follows. 404-727-6754.

Feb. 16 Emilie Townes, professor of Christian ethics at Union Theological Seminary, will lecture on "Anna Julia Cooper-Black Educator" at 11 a.m., Cannon Chapel. 404-727-4436.

Feb. 19 Filmmaker Yvonne Welbon will present her most recent film, Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis at 100, at 7:30 p.m. in Harland Cinema. A reception will follow. 404-727-2136.

Feb. 23 Giselle Corbie-Smith will speak on "African American Women and the Mind-Body Connection" at noon in the Women's Center. 404-727-2000.

Also on Feb. 23, Randall Burkett and Laura Micham of Special Collections will discuss current exhibitions on Malcolm X and "Desegregation in Georgia: The Story of HOPE" in Special Collections at 4 p.m. 404-727-0129.

Feb. 24 Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard will lecture on "Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad" at 7 p.m. in 311 Bishops Hall. 404-727-6847.

Feb. 29 Carlos Museum Dir-ector Anthony Hirschel will moderate a panel discussion on "Perspectives of the Photography of Gordon Parks" with participants Wole Soyinka, Woodruff Professor of the Arts; Philip Brookman, curator of photography and media art at the Corcoran Museum of Art; and Rudolph Byrd, director of African American Studies. The event will be held in the Carlos reception hall at 7 p.m. 404-727-6847.

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