Black History Month Programming Looks at the Past and Future

JASIRI X

Black History Month Programming Looks at the Past and Future

Friday, Feb. 28

Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom and Seventh Floor Auditorium

Another reception takes place in the Ballroom at 4:30 for those who have registered. The artists’ whose work has been on display all week will be in attendance.

Then attendees move up to the auditorium for a performance showcase. Scheduled artists include Pittsburgh rapper and activist Jasiri X; the Kuumba Ensemble featuring Nicole Mitchell and student and community musicians; opera singer Kay Henderson; poet Jari Bradley; and the Some of God’s Children gospel choir.

Following the performances, Jasiri X will moderate a panel discussion on “Art as a Tool for Activism.” Panelists include Oronde Sharif, artistic director of the Shona Sharif African Dance and Drum Ensemble; visual artist Cue Perry; artist and independent art curator Tara Fay and artist/activist Jasmine Green.

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