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January 30, 2004|Volume 32, Number 16















Campus celebration of Black History Month features an array of events

A former mayor of New York City, a celebrated poet and the "Tiger Woods of chess" are just a few of the noted African Americans who will speak on campus as part of Black History "Month" 2004 at Yale.

The celebration -- which began in January and concludes in mid-March -- will feature a variety of programs, from talks to social events to drama to films. A schedule of activities follows; unless otherwise indicated, all activities are free and open to the public. For further information, call the Afro-American Cultural Center (203) 432-4131.

* "Mental Pabulum," a talk by Ray Diamond, '73, '77 J.D., professor at Tulane University School of Law, and an expert on the constitutional and legal history of race relations. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at the Afro-American Cultural Center (the AACC), 211 Park St. Sponsored by Black Student Alliance and the AACC.

* A panel titled "Fifty Years Since Brown v. Board: Race, Ethnicity and the State of Our Schools." Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., at Davenport Common Rm. Sponsored by The Education Exchange.

* Annual Black History Month program featuring award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni. (See Visiting on Campus.) Friday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at Calhoun College dining hall. Seating is limited; call (203) 432-4131 for reservations. Sponsored by Calhoun College, James Hoyt Fund and the AACC.

* Master's tea with Maurice Ashley, the first and only African American to attain the title of International Grand Master of Chess. Monday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. at Saybrook College, 242 Elm St.

* Screening of "The Battle of Algiers," a film that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at Luce Hall, 34 Hillhoue Ave. Sponsored by the African Studies Program, the AACC and Yale African Students Association.

* A panel on "Fighting Hate Across Cultures and Generations," featuring David Gewirtzman, a 75-year-old Holocaust survivor, and Jacqueline Murekatete, an 18-year-old survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at a location TBA.

* Freshman dinner and talent show. Friday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at the AACC. Sponsored by the AACC and Ethnic Counselors.

* Dessert and discussion with documentary filmmaker St. Claire Bourne (whose films will be shown throughout the month at the AACC leading up to his visit). Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. at the AACC.

* Leadership development training with David Asomaning '81, founder of SYNCHROMIND: The Leadership Development Company. Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the AACC. Sponsored by the AACC and Black Student Alliance at Yale.

* Conference in celebration of Haiti's bicentennial. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 and 21, at the AACC. Sponsored by Klib Kreyol -- Haitian Students Organization.

* Lunch with black alumnus Robert Randall '44, former Tuskegee Airman (pilot). Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. at Silliman Fellows Lounge. Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Black Student Alliance at Yale and the AACC.

* Master's tea with David Dinkins, former mayor of New York City. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. at Saybrook College.

* Cultural Caravan, an annual performance designed to teach elementary schoolchildren in New Haven about their heritage. Friday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. at the AACC.

* African Film Festival, featuring a reception with director Joe Oppala, and screenings of the films "Family Across the Sea," "The Language You Cry In: The Story of a Mende Song," "A Republic Gone Mad: Rwanda 1894-1994," "Gacaca: Living Together Again in Rwanda?" "Sankofa," "Ashakara" and "Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony." Friday-Sunday, Feb. 27-29, at the AACC (Friday) and Luce Hall (Saturday and Sunday). Co-sponsored by the Council on African Studies, the AACC, the Yale African Students Association, and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

* Lunch with Judge Myron Thompson '69, '73 LAW, the first African American appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Tuesday, March 3, 1 p.m. in the Saybrook College fellow's lounge. Sponsored by Saybrook College.

* "Mental Pabulum" with Khalilah Brown-Dean, professor in political science and African American studies. Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. at the AACC. Sponsored by the AACC and the Black Student Alliance.

* "Flashbacks and Flapjacks," late-night film and pancakes, featuring "Sparkle." Wednesday, March 3, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. at Branford College Buttery.

* Staging of the play "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange; directed by Natalie Paul '07 and Jamice Oxley '06. Friday-Sunday, March 5-7, at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Off-Broadway Theatre, 39-41 Broadway.


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