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ODU BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCHEDULE CONTINUES

Old Dominion University's Hugo A. Owens African American Cultural Center is sponsoring the following events in celebration of Black History Month 2005:

Old Dominion University's Hugo A. Owens African American Cultural Center is sponsoring the following events in celebration of Black History Month 2005:

Thursday, Feb. 3
Third Annual Battle of the Halls Competition, 8 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb University Center. Sponsor: National Panhellenic Council

Friday, Feb. 4
Art gallery show, 6:30 p.m., "Art, Voices and Rhythms of the African Diaspora" Opening Gala, 8 p.m. -- Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. Sponsors: ODU's Hugo A. Owens African American Cultural Center and the Attucks Theatre. $ 671-8100, 664-6464

Saturday, Feb. 5
The Second African Diaspora United Dinner, a networking opportunity for students of the African and Caribbean Diaspora with African American professionals that supports collaborating and building black business and wealth, 6:30-9:30 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb University Center. Sponsor: African Caribbean Association

Sunday, Feb. 6
Third Annual African American Read-In Chain, an event linking more than 1 million people across the country to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month, 4-6 p.m., Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building, Room 102. Sponsors: ODU's Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Monday, Feb. 7
Film screening, "Rosewood," 8 p.m., Batten Arts and Letters Building, Room 104. Sponsors: Multicultural Student Services and Ebony Impact Gospel Choir.

Tuesday, Feb. 8
Step Afrika performance, 7 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb University Center. Sponsor: Student Activities Council.

Wednesday, Feb. 9
President's Lecture Series, featuring Roger Wilkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture at George Mason University, "The Politics of Equality," 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Ted Constant Convocation Center. 683-3114

Hip-Hop Battle, an exciting night of rhyming and dancing battles to determine who knows the most about hip-hop, 7-10 p.m., Retro Room, Webb University Center. Sponsors: Hip-Hop Action Summit Network and Urban Street Dance Association.

Friday, Feb. 11
"A Man's Apology," 7:30 p.m., Cape Charles Room, Webb University Center. Sponsor: Omicon Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma.

Monday, Feb. 14
"Elements of Soul" tap-dancing performance, 7:30 p.m., Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building, Room 102.

Tuesday, Feb. 15
"Black Face/White Face," a presentation on the meaning of skin color, 7 p.m., Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb University Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 16
"Apollo," a student talent show, 7-10 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb University Center. Sponsor: Black Student Alliance.

Thursday, Feb. 17
"A Tribute to Black Writers," featuring author Zora Neale Hurston, 7:20 p.m., Virginia Beach Room, Webb University Center.

Monday, Feb. 21
"A Legacy of Excellence," a program dedicated to how Deltas have empowered the African-American community, 7 p.m., Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb University Center. Sponsor: Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

Monday, Feb. 23
"Famous Omegas," a program on the influential brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., 7 -9 p.m., Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb University Center. Sponsor: Tau Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Thursday, Feb. 24
"Harlem Renaissance," 7 p.m., River Rooms, Webb University Center.

Friday, Feb. 25
Ebony Impact Gospel Choir Game Night, 7-10 p.m., Webb University Center. Sponsor: ODU's Ebony Impact gospel choir. $

Saturday, Feb. 26
Seventh Annual East Coast Gospel Festival, an evening of gospel music, praise and dance performed by ODU's Ebony Impact gospel choir and other nationally known college and university choirs, 6 p.m., Webb University Center. Sponsor: Ebony Impact Gospel Choir. $

Monday, Feb. 28
"The Art of the Body," a celebration of the black body that includes the importance of health, nutrition, fitness and exercise, 7 p.m., North Cafeteria, Webb University Center. Sponsors: African Caribbean Association, Black Student Alliance, Hugo A. Owens African American Cultural Center, Pre Health Club, Student Health Services, and Rec Sports.

For more information about these events call 683-4406.

$ - Denotes admission charge.

In recognition of Black History Month, the Old Dominion University Libraries will sponsor an exhibit entitled "The African Diaspora: Voices and Rhythms," available for viewing in the main lobby of the Perry Library through Friday, Feb. 25.

The African diaspora is the story of how Africans -- forced from their families and enslaved in a new world where everything familiar was absent -- managed to retain traditions and re-form identities in spite of persecution. African cultural elements, such as religion, language, and music, blended over time with other cultures in the United States to create today's mosaic of American culture.

The exhibit traces the effects of the diaspora from the shores of Africa to modern America. Features include photographs, maps, and books, including works by such noted African-American writers as Richard Wright and Langston Hughes. In addition, an exhibit Web page is located at http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/exhibits/blackhistory/2005/diaspora.htm.

For more information please contact Susan Catlett, special collections coordinator, at 683-4483.

This article was posted on: January 7, 2005

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