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Feb.10, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 2
Santa Clara University

Black History Month

Students and faculty focus on African-American art, politics, and culture

As the nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans, Santa Clara University is no exception.

Together with Igwebuike, the student African-American organization, and other program partners, the Center for Multicultural Learning is bringing a host of lectures, musical offerings, and educational opportunities to the campus.

The Spike Lee classic film, "Do the Right Thing," will be shown in Unity Residential Learning Community basement, 7 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Participating sponsors include Igwebuike, the Department of Music, Liberal Studies, School of Law, and the Ethnic Studies Program.

There is a Black History Month Showcase in the Benson Memorial Center, showcasing African and African-American artifacts, documents, art and photos.

Here are the highlights:

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Music at
Recital Hall
From Paris, cabaret  vocalist Michelle Innocent sings  many languages: French, english, spanish, creole. From  "Paper Moon", "La Mer", "Fly Me To The Moon" to softer, nostalgic favorites, like  "La Vie En Rose", "Mona Lisa",   and "Spanish Eyes", Michelet sings each note  with a profound, haunting quality and precision   one never forgets.  Michelet's act is truly unique. He performs in cruise ship lounges, concert halls, and cabarets around the world.  
Co-Sponsors: Department of Music, Center for Performing Arts, Center for Multicultural Learning

Thursday, Feb. 12

What are the keys to a positive, sustaining relationship? Join  Igwebuike as they explore the questions that surround the relationships we engage in. Moderated by Vaughn Bryant, M.S. Counseling Psychology
Co-Sponsors: Igwebuike, Center for Multicultural Learning

Tuesday, Feb. 17
A Spike Lee Joint Movie Series - "DO THE RIGHT THING"
Unity Basement
7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsors: Igwebuike, Center for Multicultural Learning

Wednesday, Feb. 18
Music at
Recital Hall
Future legend of the legend,  John Lee Hooker Junior  honors his father's music but aims to be his own man.  Since his first   WJBK (Detroit) radio  performance  at  age   8 , there was no looking back.  JLH Junior's sound is 2 parts R&B, 1 part jazz and "down home blues". He gets audiences singing and dancing and  often descends from   stage dancing with them. Metro   editor, Nicky Baxter:   "truly John L. Hooker Jr. is the real thing,  not a tired imitation of his dad". 
Co-Sponsors:  Department of Music, Center for Multicultural Learning

Saturday, Feb. 21
Minority Law Day
Bannan Hall
10:00 a.m.

This presentation will address financial aid, the Academic Success program, and possible careers in law.

Sponsor: School of Law Admissions

Tuesday, Feb. 24
SPEAKER: David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University
Unity Basement
3:00 p.m.
David Palumbo-Liu is currently researching affinity in literature; race, media and visuality; culture and public policy, the aesthetics and ethics of globalization.
Co-Sponsor: Ethnic Studies Program, Center for Multicultural Learning

A Spike Lee Joint Movie Series - "25th HOUR"
Unity Basement
7:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsor: Igwebuike, Center for Multicultural Learning

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Music at Noon
Recital Hall
From late night New York clubs  to European concert halls,   cognoscenti agree Kim Nalley is one of the greats. Sublime, gorgeous, impeccable sense of swing, Kim knows her tradition   and deliver with an absolutely opulent vocal style and  mesmerizing presence  that  blows everyone away.  With Steve Sheraton, Kim owns 
San Francisco's "Jazz at Pearl's". Her  contribution to  jazz  is powerful  globally and locally. 
Co-Sponsors: Department of Music, Center for Multicultural Learning

Assessing Brown vs. the Board of Education: "Why Racism is Still with us Today"
Guest Lecturer: Chris Knaus, UC Berkeley
Unity Basement
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Chris Knaus is currently a visiting lecturer in African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Higher Education and Multicultural Education from the Universityof Washington's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program. He has previously worked as a high school poetry teacher, a college advisor and a college admission counselor for minority recruitment.   His publications include the co-authoring of numerous articles on American graduate education for Higher education in the United States: An encyclopedia, and "Diversity in the 21st century: Confronting monoracial bias in higher education" in Mavin.
Co-Sponsors: Center for Multicultural Learning, Office of College Special Programs

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