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TAMIU Black History Month Celebration Offers Capoeira and Makulele Event Feb. 27 Posted: 2/07/19

TAMIU Black History Month Celebration Offers Capoeira and Makulele Event Feb. 27


Dr. Peter Haruna
Dr. Peter Haruna  

An exploration of Capoeira, the Brazilian martial arts form, and Makulele, an Afro Brazilian dance, takes centerstage for  Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) continuing celebration of Black History Month.

On  Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Instructor Carlos Morales will offer a demonstration and instruction on both Capoeira and Makulele in Western Hemispheric Trade Center 111. It is free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. Peter Haruna, professor of Public Administration and TAMIU Intercultural Events and Education Committee chair, said the Black History Month offerings are TAMIU’s way to join the rest of the nation in commemorating and celebrating the heritage and contributions of peoples of African descent in the U.S. and around the world.

“The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Black Migrations,’ which highlights the movement of African Americans and all peoples of African descent to new destinations and to new social, cultural, political and economic realities-from Brunei to Brazil, from Harlem to Hamburg, and from Barbados to Birmingham, Alabama,” he said, “Our TAMIU community will take advantage of this theme to build bridges between intercultural values and student learning experiences.”

Events and activities commemorating Black History Month 2019 offer reflections about appreciating racial constructs across cultures and ethnicities as a way of nurturing intercultural competencies among faculty, staff, and students, he explained.

“Everyone is welcome to join us in the activities we have planned for Black History Month,” Dr. Haruna said, “We have also been excited to introduce some of our international faculty from Africa, who have shared their respective countries’ cultures, norms and practices during this celebration.”

Concluding TAMIU’s  Black History Month observation will be a Community Mixer Thursday, March 7, from 6 - 9 p.m. in Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 101 – Black History Month Community Mixer. Music will be provided by DJ D-Rock.

For more information, please contact Dr. Haruna at 956.326.2613, email or visit offices in the Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 313J.

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