For Immediate Release
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January 11, 1999
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IUN Celebrates Black History Month

Empowerment is the theme of this year's Black History Month celebration at Indiana University Northwest as it kicks off with a performance by the Mosiac Youth Theater of Detroit on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in IUN Theatre Northwest. The talented cast of 20 teens will perform heartBEAT, a musical about love, hate and rhythm.

Also, highlighting the celebration is TV talk show host and author, Tavis Smiley, who will speak on Empowerment and the Media, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in IUNís Raintree Hall, Room 102.
An alumnus of IU Bloomington, Smiley is the host of Black Entertainment Televisionís BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley, an one-hour news magazine show. He also can be heard weekday mornings The Tom Joyner Morning Show, addressing contemporary issues, politics, race and culture.

Other upcoming activities include Empowerment Through Film, featuring Spike Lee Films, in Raintree Hall, Room 102. All films will be followed by group discussion. The schedule includes: Four Little Girls, Jan. 19 and 20 from noon to 2 p.m.; Malcom X, Jan. 25 and 26, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Do the Right Thing, Feb. 3 and 4, noon to 2 p.m.; He Got Game, Feb. 8 and 9, noon to 2 p.m.; and Get on the Bus, Feb. 23 and 24, noon to 2 p.m.

Global Black Feminist Agency, a round table discussion featuring Dr. Beverly Guy Sheftall, Spelman College; Dr. Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago; Dr. R.A. Azodo, IUN minority studies adjunct; and Prof. Thandabantu Iverson, IUN labor studies, will conclude the celebration on March 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the IUN Library Conference Center.

For more information on admission fees or IUN Black History Month programs telephone the minority studies department at (219) 980-6629.

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