UT Celebrates Black History Month

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee is offering a series of events in February related to and in celebration of Black History Month.

“Student Activism in the New Millenium; Celebrating the Past, Preparing for the Future,” will be held Friday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 15.

The event features Civil Rights activists coming to UT for a conference to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer. For more information contact Ms. Sharonne Winston at 974-2483 or swinston@utk.edu.

Haiti Culture Night will be held 6-8 p.m., Feb. 18, in the International House. This program, which marks the bi-centennial year of the First Black Republic of the New World, will be presented in French and English and will feature a showing of the documentary, “Haiti, A Painted History.”

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Pi Delta Phi Honor Society.

Steve Benden of Kimberly-Clark will facilitate an ethics workshop at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, in Room 210, Alumni Memorial Building.

“Sweet Honey in the Rock” will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, in the Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Committee and the Women’s Coordinating Council. Admission is $5 for UT students; $15 for UT faculty and staff: and $20 for the public.

The Spelman College Glee Club concert originally set for at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, in the Alumni Memorial Auditorium has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date.

For other events and more information visit the Minority Student Affairs online event calendar at http://web.utk.edu/~omsa/calendar/ or e-mail omsa@utk.edu or call 865-974-6861.