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Jan. 23, 1998

Black History observance opens in February

by Tracy Griffin, News Service intern

Organizers are extending ISU's "Black History Month" observance into a semester-long event.

The observance opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Carver Hall lobby with a celebration of the issuance of a George Washington Carver stamp by the U.S. Postal Service.

The artist Ladjamaya will perform a collage of poetry, prose, drama and song at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

Valerie Grim and Dorothy Schwieder, ISU history professors, and Mary Kay Blakley, University of Missouri journalism professor, will hold a panel discussion on "150 Years After Seneca Falls: Bridging Race, Class and Gender" at noon Wednesday, March 4, in the Memorial Union Gallery.

Adrien Wing, a law professor at the University of Iowa and author of Critical Race Feminism, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom. Her speech is titled "Critical Race Feminism: An International Perspective."

Patricia Hill-Collins, author of Black Feminist Thought, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. She will talk about "Unnatural Hierarchies: Race, Class and American National Identity."

Anita Hill, author of Speaking Truth to Power, will speak on the same topic at 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas. She co-edited Race, Gender, and Power in America: The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings and currently is working on a book about sexual harassment

For more information about Black History events, call 294- 9934.

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