UMass Lowell Celebrates Black History Month

02/02/2007


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Feb. 1, 2007

UMass Lowell Celebrates Black History Month

LOWELL ߞ; UMass Lowell will host a number of events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.  The following events are planned:

Thursday, Feb. 1
Remembrance Slide Show
Location:  O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell.
Time:  All day
A slide show honoring great African Americans who have passed away in recent years.

Tuesday, Feb. 6
“When the Levees Broke” Part I
Location:  O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell.
Time:  1 p.m.
Part one of Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, Feb. 7
“Bamboozled”
Location:  Fox Hall, Room 501, UML East, Lowell.
Time:  6 p.m.
A film that shows the pitfalls and prejudices of a television network.

Monday, Feb. 12
“Something New” 
Location:  Fox Hall, 3rd floor, UML East, Lowell.
Time:  7:30 p.m.
A film about a corporate lawyer who finds love in an unexpected place. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13
“When the Levees Broke” Part II
Location:  O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell.
Time:  1 p.m.
Part two of Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday, Feb. 15
Black Inventors Exhibit
Location:  Cumnock Hall, One University Avenue, UML North, Lowell.
Time:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
An eye-opening exhibit presenting the many inventions of African Americans throughout history.

Tuesday, Feb. 20
“When the Levees Broke” Part III
Location:  O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell.
Time:  1 p.m.
Part three of Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday, Feb. 22
“New Orleans History Maker:  A.P. Tureaud, Jr.”
Location:  O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell.
Time:  2:30 p.m.
A profile on the civil rights trailblazer who sued Louisiana State University in 1953 after being denied admission based on race. 

Tuesday, Feb. 27
“When the Levees Broke” Part IV
Location:  O’Leary 222, 61 Wilder St., UML South, Lowell.
Time:  1 p.m.
The conclusion of Spike Lee’s four-part documentary on Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
“A Night of Soul”
Location:  Fox Hall, 3rd floor, UML East, Lowell.
Time:  7 to 9 p.m.
A night of poetry, music and thoughts.

These events and programs are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, the Council on Diversity and Pluralism and the Association of Students of African Origin (A.S.A.O).

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a comprehensive university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education. www.uml.edu.

For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224