TAMIU Celebrates Black History Month

TAMIU Celebrates Black History Month

Texas A&M International University will present several events throughout February in observance of Black History Month.

The public is invited to attend numerous presentations, lectures and discussions designed to focus on the endeavors of African Americans" and Blacks in general. The events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Peter Haruna, Dr. Peter Haruna, TAMIU associate Professor of public administration and political science, is coordinating the University-wide observance.

The TAMIU Black History Month schedule of activities includes:

All month: The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library has mounted an exhibit by library clerk Alejandra Puente celebrating the achievements of African-Americans.
Thursday, February 2 - Student Center Auditorium, 6:45-9 p.m. Movie: "Barbershop II" (PG-13)  
Friday, February 3 - Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103, noon - 1 p.m.  Presentation: "Religion in Africa" with Dr. Linda Brown.
 Also, additional showing of  movie "Barbershop II" (PG-13) from 6:45-9 p.m. in Student Center Auditorium.
Tuesday, February 7 - Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103, noon - 1 p.m. Presentation: African Women's Day: African Women in Laredo with Panel Discussion with  Cassandra Wheeler & Dr. Annette Olsen-Fazi.
Thursday,  February 9 - Student Center Auditorium, noon to 1 p.m., presentation: "African Art" with Dr. Richard Wright.                    
Also, movie presentation of  "Diary  of a Mad Black Woman," (PG-13) from 6:45-9 p.m., Student Center Auditorium.           
Friday, February 10 - Student Center Auditorium, 6:45 - 9 p.m., "Diary of a Mad Black Woman (PG-13).
Tuesday, February 14 - Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103, noon - 1 p.m. Presentation: Global Issues: "Recovering Integrity in African Governance," Dr. Peter Haruna.
Wednesday, February 15 - Student Center Auditorium, 6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Movie:  "White Dog" (PG-13). Also shows Friday, Feb. 17, 6:45 - 9 p.m., Student Center Auditorium.
Friday, February 17 - Western Hemispheric Trade Center, 116, 4-5 p.m.  Panel Discussion led by Broadway actor Charles Holt.
Performance of the one-man play, "Black Boy" starring Broadway actor Holt, Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall, 6-7 p.m.          
Additional presentation of  movie "White Dog" at Student Center Auditorium from 6:45- 9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21 - Western Hemispheric Trade Center 103, noon - 1 p.m., presentation: "Children's Literature" with Dr. Frances Gates Rhodes.
Thursday, February 23 - Student Center Auditorium, 6:45- 9 p.m. Movie: "Undercover Brother" (PG-13).
Friday, February 24 - Student Center Auditorium, 6:45- 9 p.m. Movie: "Undercover Brother."          
Monday, February 27 - Western Hemispheric Trade Center, Room 1003, noon - 1 p.m. "Blacks in Latin America," with Drs. Ezra Engling, Stanley Green and Randall Parish.

All events are subject to change and additional events may be scheduled.

For more information on Black History Month at TAMIU, please contact Dr. Peter Haruna, associate professor of political science, at 326.2613, e-mail pharuna@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 324B.

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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