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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

February 2, 2005
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations, (218) 726-8830,
Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Director UMD Multicultural Center 218) 726-8444,

UMD to Celebrate
Black History Month

February 2005

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will celebrate Black History Month, throughout February, with month-long activities. Highlighting the events, will be the 14th Annual Soul Food Dinner and "The Dream Alive Program".

The 14th Annual Soul Food Dinner will take place on February 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the UMD Ballroom. The event will feature keynote speaker, Representative Neva Walker who will speak on, "Building Bridges: Connecting Instead of Dividing." Food and entertainment will be provided. Ticket prices are $28 for couples, $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children (5-12 years). For each ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the Tsunami Relief fund.

"The Dream Alive Program," a live commentary by Colorado's former Lt. Governor Joe Rogers, will take place on February 17 at 4:30 p.m. in the UMD Ballroom. "The program is an effort to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that Dr. King imparted to the nation and a reminder that his wisdom and vision are timeless."

The following is a schedule of Black History Month activities:

Film: A Remembrance of Martin
Tuesday, February 1
12:00 p.m.
UMD Kirby Student Center 273

Film: Standing on my Sisters' Shoulders
Tuesday, February 8
12:00 p.m.
UMD Kirby Student Center 273

14th Annual Soul Food Dinner
Saturday, February 12
6:00 p.m.
UMD Ballroom

Speaker: Joe Rogers
The Dream Alive Program
Thursday, February 17
4:30 p.m.
UMD Ballroom

Film: America Behind the Color Line
Tuesday, February 22
12:00 p.m.
UMD Kirby Student Center 273
*Discussion will follow this documentary

Film: The Vision of Audre Lorde: The Edge of Each Other's Battles
Thursday, February 24
6:00 p.m.
UMD Kirby Student Center 273

Sponsored by: UMD Black Student Association, African American Learning Resource Center, Office of Equal Opportunity, Diversity Commission, Office of Equity Education, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Services.

For more information, please call 726-8444 or 726-6395.

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