Rhodes Events Slated In Celebration of Black History Month

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Publication Date: 2/3/2009


 

 

"Dismantling Race: A Legacy of Leadership"

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Actor Stogie Kenyatta Performs “The World Is My Home- The Life of Paul Robeson”
February 5
7:00 p.m., Tuthill Performance Hall
Portraying 10 characters, Kenyatta chronologically takes the audience through the life of history′s first Black Renaissance man. The show is performed with props, several wardrobe changes and an inspiring finger-snapping jazz, bebop, gospel, and big band soundtrack.
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness
February 6
Information Table in Burrow Refectory

Civil Rights Tour with Discussion by Rhodes Professors Charles McKinney and Leon Caldwell
February 9
National Civil Rights Museum
After the tour, students will be given the opportunity to start a dialogue surrounding race in the 21st century.

Visiting Guest Artist: Jazz Saxophonist Kirk Whalum
February 9
7:30 p.m., McCallum Ballroom
Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music, Music Department, and AfricanAmerican Studies Program
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Presentation by Entertainment Attorney, Author, Media Personality Marshawn Evans
February 10
7:00 p.m., Blount Auditorium
A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Evans practiced as a commercial litigator and employment lawyer in Atlanta and was one of Donald Trump′s handpicked cast members on “The Apprentice.” She also is author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom and has worked on marketing initiatives for Tiffany & Co., Rolls-Royce, Vitamin Water, Gatorade, Kraft, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Outback Steakhouse, among others.
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

BSA Social Outing
February 12
Time and Place TBA

Guest Lecturer Dr. Michael K. Honey
February 17
7:30 p.m., Blount Auditorium
Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute of Music
Professor Honey will speak about his new book Going Down Jericho: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign.  He teaches African American and U.S. history, civil rights and labor studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Lecture by Dr. Anne Valk: “From the Ground Up: African American Women and the Shaping of Modern Feminism”
February 18
7:00 p.m., Clough Hall
Professor Valk is Associate Director for Programs of the John Nicholas Brown Center at
Brown University. She is a historian with an interest in community, memory, and identity. She has worked on numerous local history projects, especially those that use oral history to collect community stories.
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Diversity Luncheon
February 19
12:00 p.m., Hyde Hall
Sponsored by Career Services
Students will have lunch with employers to discuss opportunities with their organizations.

Career and Internship Expo
February 19
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., McCallum Ballroom
Sponsored By Career Services
Students will meet with representatives of organizations offering full time, part time, summer and internship opportunities.

Soul Food Night With “Morning of Hope” Except by Jazmin Miller ’08
February 19
6:00 p.m., Trezevant Conservatory
Miller penned “Morning of Hope” for her senior theatre project at Rhodes. The drama is about three roommates—one black, two white—and how they mix, affect and shape one another.

PeaceJam
February 21
PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. Rhodes students will have the opportunity to play a leadership role facilitating small groups at the PeaceJam Conference.

Actor Reginald C. Brown in “Performing Richard Wright”
February 23
7:00 p.m., McCoy Theatre
Free admission
Sponsored by Brothers with a Purpose
Brown is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The University of Memphis. After previewing “Performing Richard Wright” in Paris this past June, Brown will bring to the stage three of Wright’s dramatic short stories: “The Man Who Saw the Flood;” “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow;” and “Down by the Riverside.” A discussion will follow the show.
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

Guest Performance by Journey with Pride
February 26
7:30 p.m., Lynx Lair
Journey with Pride will mesmerize the audience with a performance in the form of poetic tone, lyrics, visual arts and spoken word.
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC