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Making New Beginnings -- Black History MonthMaking New Beginnings is being celebrated during Black History Month at the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus through five themes: The First, Striving on the Shoulder of Our Ancestors, Your Love Is My Love, African Recipes and It’s Not Over.
Upcoming events include a lecture by Bobby Seale, former leader of the Black Panthers, discussing the activism of the 1960s and the significant changes of today, on Wednesday, February 16, at 8 p.m. in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building. He will cover topics as diverse as economic liberation, civil and human rights and the struggle for equality in South Africa.
On Tuesday, February 22, Eugene Henderson, director, Educational Opportunity Fund, T-H, will discuss the 10 most significant events initiated by African Americans and impacting on America during the 20th century at 7 p.m. in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building. Other activities include a poetry night (Thursday, February 17); a trip to the Blacks in Wax Museum in Maryland (Sunday, February 20); African dance lessons (Monday, February 21); a comedy night (Wednesday, February 23); Caribbean Day “with flags, whistles and taste of the Caribbean food” (Saturday, February 26); and a closing ceremony with a gospel concert, food and celebration (Tuesday, February 29).
Black History Month is sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, Student Programming Board, the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Government Association, the National Pan Hellenic Council, Black Men Alliance, the Organization of African Unity and Nubian Ladies Making Vital Progress. For more information about these events see the What’s Happening calendar or contact the Office of Campus Life at x2231.
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