Black History Month Celebration 2014
“With Our Minds Set on Freedom: Advancing Justice, Realizing the Dream”
**The James Farmer Multicultural Center is currently accepting program proposals for Black History Month in February 2014. The 2014 Black History Month theme is “With Our Minds Set on Freedom: Advancing Justice, Realizing the Dream.” Programs and events that relate to the theme are encouraged, however any programs that examine the experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent are welcome.**
The program proposals are due on Friday, November 15, 2013 by 5:00 pm. Proposal forms can be sent via email to Greta Franklin at email@example.com or send them to the James Farmer Multicultural Center in Lee Hall, room 211. Please contact Greta Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding Black History Month.
Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Angela Rye
Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 411
Angela Rye is Principal at IMPACT Strategies and has been recognized as one of the most dynamic, young leaders on Capitol Hill. She has been featured on MSNBC, TV One, C-SPAN, BET, as well as in The Root 100, MSNBC’s “BLTWY Power List: 35 under 35 Who Changed DC”, the Washington Post “Who Runs Gov”, and recognized as one of DC’s Most Influential. In 2011, Rye became the youngest woman Executive Director and first General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus. In her role as Executive Director, Rye was tasked with developing the overall legislative and political strategy for the CBC.
Step Show Competition
Saturday, Feb. 22 | 7 p.m. | Dodd Auditorium, George Washington HallCost: $7 general admission, $5 UMW students, faculty, and staff
Stepping began in the early 1900′s. 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.