Black History Month Events Scheduled at UMass

January 27, 2000

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Wed., Feb. 2

REGINA CARTER, jazz violinist, Bowker Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Call 545-2511 for ticket information.

Thurs., Feb. 3

ELEANOR BATEMAN ALUMNI SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM presents Sandra Jackson-Opoku, in a public lecture entitled "River Waters, Africa''s Daughter." Booksigning and reception to follow. Memorial Hall Lounge 4-6 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information call Michele Girard-Basora, 545-2317.

BLACK PANTHER/YOUNG LORDS DIALOGUE, Campus Center Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Black Mass Communications Project, the Black Student Union, and Boricuas Unidos.

Fri., Feb 4

SOMETHING EVERY FRIDAY presents a comedy performance by Keith Robinson in the Campus Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. The movie "The Three Kings" will follow. Sponsored by Campus Activities, 545-3600.

Sat., Feb. 5

STROLL INTO THE MILLENNIUM 2000, "Greek Stroll Competition." Campus Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. Many Greek groups will be represented. $5. Sponsored by the UMass National Pan-Hellenic Council and the UMass Multicultural Greek Council, 545-2711.

Mon., Feb. 7 (to March 8)

AUGUSTA SAVAGE ART GALLERY, opening of "Redemption Songs," paintings by Jamaican self-taught artists. New Africa House. Reception Mon. Feb. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 10

ALL THAT JAZZ: educational, cultural, and social night with music, dance, poetry, and food. Student Union Ballroom, 7 p.m. $2 admission. Sponsored by the Black Mass Communications Project and the Black Student Union. Call 545-2426 for more information.

Wed., Feb. 16

CAREER EVENTS FOR SPRING 2000: ALANA Job Fair, for all majors, Campus Center Auditorium, 6-9 p.m.

FILM SERIES: "The Way Home," a video that focuses on issues of race gender, class, and sexual orientation. In collaboration with the Women of Color Leadership Network at the Everywoman''s Center at UMass and Hampshire College''s SISTERS Program. ("The Way Home" will be shown on two consecutive Wed. evenings: Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m.) Dinner served. Screening and discussion to follow. LeBron-Wiggins Cultural Center, Hampshire College. Call 545-0883 for more information.

THE DRUMMERS OF WEST AFRICA: Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Ticket and program information: 545-2511.

Thurs., Feb. 17 and Fri., Feb. 18

The NEW WORLD THEATER presents "Civil Sex" by Brian Freeman. This production examines the challenges faced by black gay Americans during the past 50 years through the story of Bayard Rustin, a longtime civil rights activist and secretary to Martin Luther King, Jr. Bowker Auditorium, 8 p.m. General admission $7. Students and low-income patrons $4. Ticket Information: 545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS.

Mon., Feb. 21

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: "The Bone Collector," starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Student Union Ballroom, 8 p.m. Sponsored by Something Every Friday, 545-3600.

Wed., Feb. 2

REGINA CARTER, jazz violinist, Bowker Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Call 545-2511 for ticket information.

Thurs., Feb. 3

ELEANOR BATEMAN ALUMNI SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM presents Sandra Jackson-Opoku, in a public lecture entitled "River Waters, Africa''s Daughter." Booksigning and reception to follow. Memorial Hall Lounge 4-6 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information call Michele Girard-Basora, 545-2317.

Wed., Feb. 23

FILM SERIES: "The Way Home," 5-8 p.m. Dinner served. Screening and a discussion to follow. LeBron-Wiggins Cultural Center, Hampshire College.

Thurs., Feb. 24

AUGUSTA SAVAGE ART GALLERY presents, "...But Then She''s Betty Carter," a showing of Michelle Parkerson''s film about the legendary jazz vocalist, New Africa House, 7 p.m.

The STONEWALL CENTER''S BLACK HISTORY MONTH CAFE presents Angie Head, singer/songwriter. Graduate Lounge, Campus Center, 7:30 p.m.

The MAGIC TRIANGLE JAZZ MUSIC SERIES presents "Hasidic New Wave" with Frank London (tr), Greg Wall (s), David Fiuczynski (g), Fima Ephron (b), and Aaron Alexander (d). Sponsored by WMUA-FM and the Residential Arts Program of the Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $6 students, and $9 general public. 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall. Call 545-2511 for more information.

Fri., Feb. 25

SOMETHING EVERY FRIDAY presents the female vocal group "Imani," Campus Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. The film "The Best Man," starring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, and Morris Chestnut, will be shown following the performance. Sponsored by Campus Activities, 545-3600.

Sun. Feb. 27

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SOCIAL, Student Union Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities, 545-3600.

SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE: "The Best Man," Campus Center Auditorium, 8 p.m. Sponsored by Something Every Friday, 545-3600.