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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: January 29, 2000


Stereotypes Tackled During Black History Month


A series of lectures and an end-of-the-month rally in recognition of Black History Month will be held at California State University, Sacramento in February.

The lectures will address such issues as stereotypes, education and civil rights. Each will be in the University Union. See attached for a schedule.

Among Black History Month highlights will be an all day special program on race relations Thursday, Feb. 10 entitled "Changing Times: Ending Hate, Opening Minds." The program includes a talk by Evelyn Hu-DeHart, University of Colorado at Boulder's ethnic studies chair at noon, a Greater Sacramento Task Force on Hate Crimes forum with area law enforcement leaders from 3 to 5 p.m., and a talk by Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights leader Edgar Evers, at 7:30 p.m.

All Black History month lectures are free with the exception of Evers-Williams talk, which is $10 general and $5 for students. Tickets are available by calling the Central Ticket Office at (916) 278-4377, or at BASS outlets.

More information is available from the CSUS Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156, or the Cooper-Woodson Program at (916) 278-5363. A complete schedule is as follows:


Monday, Feb. 7

"Strategies of Survival for African Americans in Local Educational Institutions," CSUS bilingual multicultural education professor Forrest Davis, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

"Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Media Images of Blacks," Elena Featherson, writer, filmmaker and cultural critic, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Thursday, Feb. 10

"Changing Times: Ending Hate, Opening Minds," all day program, University Union Ballroom, noon - 2 p.m., convocation, "Redefining America," Evelyn Hu-DeHart, University of Colorado at Boulder's ethnic studies chair; 3 - 5 p.m., Greater Sacramento Task Force on Hate Crimes public forum; 7:30 p.m., Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers and chair emeritus of the NAACP board of directors. Tickets $10 general and $5 for students. Tickets at Central Ticket Office, 278-4323, or at BASS outlets.

Monday, Feb. 14

"Preparing for Academic Challenges," Cloteal Isaac, CSUS outreach counselor, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

"African Americans in Music: A Historical Account Past and Present," Jerry Blake, CSUS student activity advisor, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

"The Genealogy of African Americans," Denise Griggs and the African American Genealogy Society of Sacramento, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Thursday, Feb. 17

"Youth Peace and Cultural Experience in Ghana, West Africa, Summer 1999," CSUS criminal justice professors Cecil Canton and Ernest Uwazie and students, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

Monday, Feb. 21

"Ethnic/Religious Conflict Resolution in Nigeria," CSUS criminal justice professor Ernest Uwazie, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

"Achievements and Resistance in Black Political Morality," Ricky Green, CSUS ethnic studies professor, noon, University Union Foothill Suite.

Friday, Feb. 25

"Heritage and Horizons: The African American Legacy and the Challenges of the 21st Century," fifth annual Black History Month rally, various speakers, student performances, poetry, entertainment, booths, vendors and displays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., University Union Ballroom.

Monday, Feb. 28

"The Search for Home, Justices and Adventure: The African American Traveler," Hortense Simmons, CSUS English professor, noon, University Union Orchard Suite.

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