IU Northwest will join in a nation wide, month-long celebration recognizing African Americans who have contributed to our society. Black History Month was created in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, leader of A.S.A.L.H. (Association for the Study of African American Life and History). The theme for 2006 is Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social, and Civic Intuitions. In its efforts to promote diversity and honor contributions from the community, IU Northwest will host the following events:
Former IU basketball star
Savannah Center Bookstore and Gym, 5-7 p.m.
Landon Turner will be here at the IU Northwest Redhawks vs. Moody Bible menís
college basketball game to sign copies of his new book Landon Turnerís Tales
from the 1980-í81
Indiana Hoosiers. Game tip off is at 7 pm and during half time Turner will
give remarks. For more information, contact Susan Schaefer at the I U Bookstore
at (219) 980-6895 or email at email@example.com.
POW of Iraqi War
Freedom Isnít Free
Tamarack Auditorium, 5:30Ė9 p.m.
The first female POW of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the first black female
POW in U.S. history will discuss her experience in Iraq, her capture, and life
after her return home. For more information, contact Multicultural Affairs
at (219) 980-6763 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
African Heritage Program
Savannah Center, room 206/206, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
The Office of Diversity and Equity hosts a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Program. This
month will highlight African heritage. The presentation generally includes
videos, speakers, and an open discussion. For more information, contact the
ODE (219)980-6705 or email at email@example.com.
Actress/Activist, (mother of Tupac Shakur, rap artist)
Tamarack Hall Theatre, 7-10 p.m.
Afeni Shakur will speak about her new biography Portrait of a Revolutionary.
For more information, contact Earl Jones (219) 980-6704 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Black History Month events are free and open to the public. For more information
contact Jennifer Potter in the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) at IU Northwest
at (219) 980-6705 or email at email@example.com.
To see a complete listing of events sponsored by the ODE for spring 2006, visit