Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Black History Month Events, February 19-20

The UM community is invited to mark Black History Month by attending special events taking this week.

The Montevallo branch of AAUW, together with the University of Montevallo's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the UM Black Heritage Committee, will host a community-wide event, "Lest We 'Ere Forget," Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Auditorium in Comer Hall. The program includes a panel discussion, special music, and Readers' Theater presentation.

On Friday evening, one of the country's leading scholars and social critics will visit the UM campus. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will deliver a lecture titled "Obama and The Changing Face of America," Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., in Palmer Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. I've put together a Facebook event page for the lecture. You can catch video of Dr. Dyson there.

The library is publicizing the events here in the library and also during this lunch hour in the Anna Irving Dining Hall. You can also read more about these programs on the Wednesday Memo home page.

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