Olivet College to host numerous Black History Month activities
Jan 20, 2006
OLIVET, Mich. Lena Williams, author of Its the Little Things: Everyday Interactions that Anger, Annoy and Divide the Races, tops Olivet Colleges Black History Month programming. She will serve as guest speaker during the Lecture and Symposium Series Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Mott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Williams, a 28-year veteran of The New York Times, is the author of, Its the Little Things, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her article of the same name won the National Association of Black Journalists award for feature writing. She received the 2001 Ebony Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications award, as well as the Penney-Missouri and The New York Times Publishers awards.
Other events planned include:
Throughout the month of February, the Office of Multicultural Education and Initiatives will be coordinating a loose change drive with proceeds to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. The office is also initiating an Olivet College student chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Olivet College is partnering with Chartwells, its food service provider, to offer Food for the Soul every Wednesday in February. In addition to their regular offerings, Chartwells will add traditional soul food to its menu.
Dialogue luncheon titled, Talking white/talking black, in the colleges Oaks Dining Room Monday, Feb. 6 at 12:15 p.m. In addition, the movie Crash will be shown in Mott Academic Center 213 at 9 p.m.
Its the Little Things wrap-up discussion Thursday, Feb. 9 at 12:15 p.m. in the Oaks Dining Room.
The movie, Diary of a Mad Black Woman will be shown Monday, Feb. 13 in Mott 213 at 9 p.m.
The Black Student Think Tank is sponsoring Hip-Hop in the Classroom, a discussion led by Derek Greenfield, assistant professor of sociology at Saint Augustines College in Raleigh, N.C., from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in various locations across campus on Wednesday, Feb. 15. In Greenfields interactive lecture, hell explore the complexity of hip-hop and deliver new insights into its current state of affairs.
Olivets Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association will be providing samples of their favorite soul food during A Taste of Soul Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Barker-Cawood Art Gallery at noon.
The movie, Boycott will be shown Monday, Feb. 20 in Mott 213 at 9 p.m.
A talent and fashion show will be held Friday, Feb. 24 in Mott Auditorium at 9 p.m.
Black History Month closing banquet Monday, Feb. 27 in the Oaks Dining room at 6 p.m.
For more information, call (269) 749-7631.