Sunday, February 18, 2001

Black History Month events listed




        Upcoming programs celebrating Black History Month:

"Hear Their Voices' winners honored

               The Mallory Association will honor the winners of the New Voices and History Maker awards at the seventh annual “We Hear Their Voices” celebration Saturday at Tori's Station Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center, 74 Donald Drive, Fairfield. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

        Current honorees will be recognized by acknowledging their contributions in categories that parallel the accomplishments of eight renowned individuals of African-Caribbean heritage.

        Events include a Caribbean market with arts, crafts and collectibles. Performers of reggae music, steel drum music and Caribbean folk dance will entertain.

        Tickets are $47.50 a person. Call (513) 591-BALL (2255).

Free recital will feature composers

               MIDDLETOWN — Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., will host a free recital of African-American composers by soprano Sebronette Barnes at noon Thursday in Verity Lodge.

        More information: Oscar Robinson, (513) 727-3353.


               UC center sponsors programs

        The University of Cincinnati African American Cultural and Research Center will host the following programs open to the public:

        A free Brown Bag Lunch Program, “Hip Hop Culture,” will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdayat the Center in Sanders Complex (across from the Shoemaker Center). Chuck D., a former member of the rap group Public Enemy, will give a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Zimmer Auditorium. Tickets are required; call 556-1177.

Kevin Powell at town meeting

               HAMILTON — Kevin Powell, an essayist, poet and political activist, is keynote speaker for the Racial Legacies and Learning V town meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center at Miami University Hamilton, 1601 Peck Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

        A panel discussion featuring members of the community and campus will take place after his speech. Mr. Powell will conduct a book signing at 3 p.m.

        The Butler County Regional Transit Authority is providing free bus passes for riders going to the town meeting. Information on bus routes: 785-5237.

        If your group would like to publicize an event, please submit the information to Elaine Trumpey at etrumpey@enquirer.com.
       

       



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