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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

January 20, 2004

University events celebrate Black History Month

Chuck D Chuck D
A month-long series of events focused on African-American culture is scheduled at California State University, Sacramento to mark Black History Month. The activities at CSUS continue a national tradition of celebrating African-American achievements in February.

An opening reception featuring artist, activist and scholar Aakinsanya Kambon, a former Black Panther and native Sacramentan, launches the activities at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2 in the University Union Ballroom. A month filled with speakers, music, theater and dance follows.

Among the speakers visiting the campus are Chuck D, frontman for the thought-provoking and sometimes controversial music group Public Enemy, and Angela Davis, long-time political activist and UC Santa Cruz professor. Chuck D will be presenting his “State of the Union Address and Vibe Session” at
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $10 general, $5 for CSUS students. Davis will be lecturing at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23 in the University Union Ballroom. The event is free.

Angela Davis Angela Davis
CSUS dance company Sacramento Black Art of Dance, or S/BAD, will present six electric evenings of dance during the month with its show Soul Food. The group, directed by CSUS professor Linda Goodrich, is set to perform at 8 p.m., Feb. 12 to 14, and again Feb. 19 to 21, in Solano Hall 1010. Tickets are $15 general, $13 students and seniors, $12 CSUS students and $9 for children 12 or younger.

Many other events are planned for the month. See the attached schedule for a more complete listing.

Black History Month activities are presented jointly by the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program; Africans for Re-Education, Innovation, Consciousness and Achievement; the Black Student Culture Association; the CSUS Multi-Cultural Center; and other University and community organizations.

For more information, contact the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program at (916) 278-5363. For ticketed events, contact the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu