Emory Report
February 2, 2009
Volume 61, Number 18



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February 2
, 2009
Black History Month kicks off February

By Leslie King

Black History Month is a jammed-packed February of films, discussions, religious services, local tours and even cake.

Transforming Community Project’s “Experiencing Race at Emory” panel discussion, “The Cost of Hope, No Small Change,” is Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel.

Provost Earl Lewis will moderate a “Black in America” discussion Feb. 19, Room 103, Commons of the Center for Ethics. CNN joins TCP and the Office for Multicultural Programs and Services as sponsor.

Hughes Science Initiative features the School of Medicine’s first black female graduate, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, discussing race in “Blazing Trails” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4, 207 White Hall.

On Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Harland Cinema, a screening and discussion of award-winning film, “A Winter Tale,” is set with producer Frances-Anne Solomon. Also being screened, Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” Feb. 10, 7 p.m., 205 White Hall; an international documentary on rape, “No,” Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., 110 White Hall; and “Brother Outsider,” about the life of Bayard Rustin, who influenced Martin Luther King Jr., on Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harland Cinema, plus more films.

Test your wits with a scavenger hunt in “Unlocking the Key to the City” on Feb. 7, from 1–4 p.m. starting at the Black Student Alliance House, which will provide food. Hosts are the BSA House and Downtown Atlanta.

Then, on Feb. 14, take “A Walk Through ‘Sweet Auburn’” and see historic Atlanta, then have lunch at Mary Mac’s, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Contact Arjeme Cavens, acavens@emory.edu for more information.

On Feb. 11, Black Church Studies will present the worship service at Cannon Chapel with the Anna Julia Cooper Lecture series at 11 a.m. A discussion and reception will follow.

On Feb. 23, in an ecumenical Christian worship service, “Where the Wind Blows,” alumnus Gregory Ellison will be guest speaker at Cannon Chapel. Voices of Inner Strength will perform at the service sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life.

The NAACP’s 100th birthday is celebrated Feb. 12, with a cake-cutting and Founders’ Day celebration. Faculty and students will speak on the past and the future of activism.

Black History Month concludes Feb. 28, with the Black Student Alliance ball and Black Star Release Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information on all events, contact the Office of Multicultural Programming and Services, http://www.emory.edu/MULTICULTURAL or 404-727-6754.