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Berks celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Penn State Berks will hold several events in February 2013.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium

Michael Fosberg explores issues of race and self in “Incognito,” a one-hour, solo theatrical presentation. Imagine discovering that you are not the person you thought you were–that you have a family, a history that you never knew. Fosberg conveys his story of growing up believing he was “white,” only to discover at age 32 that he is actually “black.” The performance unfolds as a mystery, as Fosberg searches for his biological father, following the divorce of his mother and stepfather. This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series, and it is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

Monday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m., Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room

Screening of “Precious Knowledge,” a documentary that tells the story of disenfranchised high school seniors who become academic warriors and community leaders in Tucson, Arizona's embattled Ethnic Studies classes while state lawmakers attempt to eliminate the program. The screening will be followed by a discussion. For more information, contact Karen Kihurani, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at 610-396-6080 or via e-mail KEK5@psu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Auditorium

Terrence Roberts delivers a lecture titled “Lessons from Little Rock.” In 1957, Roberts was 15-years-old when he joined eight other students to try to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. For the “Little Rock Nine,” the days that followed were filled with fear and uncertainty. Roberts will continue the conversation about race and segregation in schools in his presentation. Today, Roberts is CEO of Terrence J. Roberts & Associates, a management consultant firm devoted to fair and equitable practices. This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series, and it is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.


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