Black History Month Will Feature Talks, Performances

Black History Month Will Feature Talks, Performances

Boston College will celebrate Black History Month with lectures, discussions and cultural festivities, many of them featuring BC students.

Today at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin 101, Brandeis University sociologist Dessima Williams will offer a lecture titled "Global Apartheid: The Underside of Globalization." Williams teaches courses on the Caribbean, international relations, feminism in developing countries and global apartheid.

At 7 p.m. in Gasson 305, Yale University Professor of African American Studies and Sociology Paul Gilroy will present "You Feel No Pain: Diaspora, Globalization and the Integrity of Anti-Racism." [see separate story].

BC's gospel choir, Voices of Imani, headlines the "Black History Extravaganza" to be held on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. Also appearing will be dancers from the student group Presenting Africa to You, singer Candace Ashir, '00, and Latanya Bennett, '02, who will read from her poetry. Performers from the Berklee College of Music will join in the festivities. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

The Black Student Forum is organizing a seminar on African-Americans in the media on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. For location and other details, as well as other BSF events this month, contact the group at ext.2-3509.

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Tufts University Professor of History Gerald Gill will present the lecture "'No Time for Banqueting': African American Protests in Boston, 1945-1955" at 4 p.m. in Gasson 100. Gill will offer an examination of African American leadership and protest strategies in post-war Boston.

O'Connell House will be the setting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, for "Soul Food," a presentation of black culture organized by the AHANA Leadership Council and featuring dance, poetry and Caribbean food by members of BC student groups.

Throughout the month, Boston College Libraries will spotlight black historical and cultural resources on its World Wide Web site, /bc_org/avp/ulib/bclib.html.

-Stephen Gawlik

 

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