WORCESTER, Mass. – During February, Holy Cross has planned a number of events to celebrate Black History Month. All are free and open to the public.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. – Professor Randolph Potts, a member of the psychology department, will give a lecture entitled “Black Identity and Ota Benga’s Cage: The Psychology of the African American Experience” in Room 406 of the Hogan Campus Center.
Sunday, Feb. 7 at 7 and 10 p.m. – Rev. Kenric Prescott, an ordained Baptist minister and pastor of Union Baptist Church in Hartford, Conn., will preach at both evening Masses in the St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. At the 7 p.m. Mass, he will be joined by the Gospel Choir from his parish. Rev. Prescott is a member of the Holy Cross Class of 1973.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Manthia Diawara will give a lecture on “Exile and Homecoming: Aesthetics of Departure, Arrival and Return” in Room 116 of Edith Stein Hall.
Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. – WIL, a stand-up comedian who has performed at many colleges and universities around the country as well as at the Boston Comedy Club in Greenwich Village, New York, will perform in Crossroads in the basement of the Hogan Campus Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. – Shindana Cooper, a skilled storyteller and poet who has worked to raise awareness in the African and African-American communities, will perform in Room 519 of the Hogan Campus Center.
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – The three-person play, “Points of Arrival: A Jean Donovan Journey,” will be performed in the Fenwick Theater in O’Kane Hall. This show is sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies and the Chaplains’ Office.
Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – Well-known Panamanian jazz artist Danilo Perez will give a lecture and performance in the Rev. John E. Brooks Music Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. – Maude Herd, the National President of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), will give a lecture entitled “The Impact of Welfare Reform on Communities of Color” in Suite B of the Hogan Campus Center. This is a part of the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies (CISS) lecture series.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. – Professor Dianne Stewart, a member of the Religious Studies Department, will give a lecture on “Black Theology and the Black Religious Experience” in Room 409 of the Hogan Campus Center.
Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. – The Black and Gold Dinner and Fashion Show, sponsored by the Black Student Union, will take place in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center.
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. – A gospel concert, sponsored by the Holy Cross Gospel Ensemble, will take place in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center.
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