Contact: K.E. Schwab -- 724-738-2199;
MARDI GRAS PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
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
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
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.
details contact Thomas Daddesio, assistant professor of modern
languages and cultures, at 724-738-2646.
complete list of Black History Month events planned at SRU may be
found at: www.SRU.edu
PN, PGN, WPN, PR