MLK Day/Black History Month
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
January 21, 2013
February 7: " A Personal View of Gordon Parks"
Martin Luther King Day Program
Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center
Theme: “The Covert is the Overt”
Guest Speaker: Quay Hanna and performance by the ImaniEdutainers African Dance Troupe from Lancaster, Pa.
In 1993, Quay Hanna set out on a mission. After graduating from Bloomsburg University (PA) with a B.A. in English, he left his small town of Strasburg, Pa. to see America. He hopped on a Greyhound bus and began traversing the country. Nine weeks, thirty-seven states, and twelve-thousand miles later, he got more than an incredible journey and hundreds of stories to tell. As he traveled he was forced to confront his own racist and prejudiced beliefs, making him realize that he had more to offer the world than his lifelong hatred of others. Upon his return to Strasburg he had a new objective: to reach out to his subculture- rural, white America – and to challenge racist beliefs as his were challenged on the trip.
Sponsored by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities, Spiritual Life, Residential Life and Student Affairs.
The Imani Edutainers Afrrican Dance Company is a not-for- profit organization founded in 1992 by Sonya Mann-McFarlane in Chapel Hill, N.C. Sonya relocated to Lancaster, Pa. in 1993 and continues to promote community awareness, appreciation, and understanding of African culture and community enlightenment. The performing company has received rave reviews for performances and presentations in Lancaster County and beyond.
5 p.m. Zimmerman Recital Hall, Arnold Art Gallery
Painter and photographer Adger Cowans who once worked with Gordon Parks will host the lecture.