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 Mardi Gras Part of Black History Month Events at SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/31/2006

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

MARDI GRAS PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT SRU

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – As part of Black History Month at Slippery Rock University, the SRU French Club and the International Arts and Cultures Series will mark Mardi Gras with music, dance and food from French-speaking nations of Africa on Feb. 10, featuring the dance music of Afrika Yetu, a Pittsburgh group whose members come from Africa.

     The free event will be held from 10 pm. to midnight in Carruth Rizza Hall.

     In addition to music performance, Afrika Yetu organizes a variety of cultural and educational activities designed to build bridges of understanding and strengthen ties between the people of Africa and the world. Also performing will be Don-NA, a multi-talented stiltwalker who portrays an array of whimsical characters in extraordinary costuming.

     The event is sponsored in part by the Student Government Association Late Night Fund, the French Club, the Modern Languages and Cultures Department, the Office of International Services, the Office of the Dean of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts and the International Arts and Cultures Series.

           For details contact Thomas Daddesio, assistant professor of modern languages and cultures, at 724-738-2646.

           A complete list of Black History Month events planned at SRU may be found at: www.SRU.edu

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