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Black History Month celebrated

Posted 02/05/16

Fitchburg State University will observe Black History Month with exhibitions, performances, talks and other programs throughout February.

On Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m., the Black Student Union will present the photo exhibit “Our Lives Matter” in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library. The photo exhibit will be on display throughout February.

On Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5:15 p.m., the Holmes Dining Commons will host Music Dance.edu, an instrumental and dance troupe from Roxbury, whose members range in age from 5 to 12. This event is sponsored by the university’s Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m., the Black Student Union presents “The Talk: Forming Alliances” at Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall.

Also Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Black Student Union will serve an authentic soul food dinner in the Holmes Dining Commons. The dinner starts at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the G-Lobby of Hammond Hall, the Center for Diversity and Inclusiveness will present a workshop on Kente bookmark making. Guests will learn about the colors of the Kente cloth, and create their own bookmarks to take home.

The month’s events conclude on Friday, Feb. 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. when the main lounge at Hammond Hal hosts the Lights Out Dance, sponsored by the Black Student Union.

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