Weekly video-forum series at UH Hilo celebrates Black History Month

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director, Media Relations, University Relations
Posted: Feb 8, 2010

Afro-America, a Work in Progress, is a weekly video-forum series at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo to celebrate and recognize the rich culture and contribution of African Americans during Black History Month.

The events are as follows:
  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, Part 1, which explores race, poverty and sexual identity, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m., UCB 113
  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, Part 2, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., UCB 113
  • Hip Hop & Religion; the Spirituality Behind the Mic, which discusses the origins of hip hop and the spiritual meaning behind the music, fashion and culture, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m., UCB 127
Dance Events
  • Afro-Brazilian Dance & Rhythms, a workshop with dance instructor Lisa Dixon and percussionist Jesse Seymour, Feb. 17, 3:30-4:45 p.m., UH Hilo old gym
  • Michael Jackson Tribute: “This is It!” movie viewing and dance off, Feb. 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Campus Center Plaza
Speaker Elisa Joy White, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UH Mānoa
  • Your Blackberry's on Vibrate, examining identity, belonging and the African American experience in Hawaiʻi, Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m., UCB 127
  • Tales of Inclusion & Exclusion, constructing the narrative of Blacks in Hawaiʻi, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Lyman House Museum
For more information, call 933-3412. For disability accommodations, call 933-0816 (voice), or 933-3334 (TTY).