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University produces Black History Month events

February 9, 2015
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University produce Black History Month events
Linal Harris. Courtesy GVSU

A university is hosting several events over the next two weeks to celebrate Black History Month.

The Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the events, which begin today and are free and open to the public.

Some highlights from GVSU's full schedule of events are below.

A Tribute to Black Women: Strong, Fierce and Dynamic Divas will be held in Allendale this Friday, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Pere Marquette Room in the Kirkhof Center. The event will detail women who have made contributions to society, highlighted by poetry, song and dance.

Step Afrika! will be held in Allendale on Feb. 16, from 9-11 p.m., at Cook-DeWitt Center. Stepping is a dance using the body as an instrument with roots in African dance and military marching.

Taste of Soul will be held in Allendale on Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Kirkhof Center lobby. African-American soul food will be on display for lunch.

Inspirational Leadership will be held in Grand Rapids on Feb. 27, from 2:30-4 p.m., at the Loosemore Auditorium in DeVos Center. U.S. Cellular VP and Diversity Officer Linal Harris will be on hand to speak. 

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