Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration 2015

Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Judge Glenda Hatchett

Wednesday, February 11 | 7 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

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Judge Glenda Hatchett is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar. Judge Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and then spent nearly 10 years at Delta, where she was the airlines highest-ranking African-American woman. In 1990, Judge Hatchett was appointed chief presiding judge of Atlanta’s Fulton County Juvenile Court, becoming the first African-American chief presiding judge of a Georgia state court and head of one of the country’s largest juvenile court systems. Currently, Judge Hatchett presides over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, now in its 11th season, She won a Prism Award for best unscripted non-fiction series or special for television and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the District of Columbia Bar, and numerous boards across the country. A legal contributor on national news outlets including CNN, FOX News, and the TODAY show, she is the author of the national best sellers Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say! and Dare to Take Charge. Hatchett has received numerous awards including the Roscoe Pound Award for outstanding work in criminal justice and the NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award. Moreover, she has consistently shown her commitment to community development through her service on nonprofit boards including: the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Club of America, the Board of Advisors for Play Pumps International, the Leadership Circle for the Afterschool Alliance, and the Advisory Board for the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College.

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Step Show Competition

Saturday, February 21 | 7 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Cost: $7 general admission, $5 UMW students, faculty, and staff.

steppingStepping began in the early 1900s. Today, the dance form uses the entire body to resonate complex rhythmic beats and sounds. Join area high school teams for this high-energy, entertaining competition.