Press Release: UCTV Celebrates Black History Month in February (1/15/2004)

UCTV Celebrates Black History Month in February

La JOLLA, January 15, 2004 --- In celebration of Black History Month in February, UCTV will present a fascinating slate of programming throughout the month, exploring a variety of viewpoints and subjects that help illuminate the significance of black history in American culture. Check out the primetime schedule below, or visit www.uctv.tv/schedule for a complete listing of air times. Many of these programs are also available for viewing "on-demand" at UCTV's website by visiting www.uctv.tv/ondemand.

UCTV's Black History Month Primetime Line-Up (ALL TIMES PACIFIC):

Wednesday, February 11

8:00PM "More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and the New Racial Order"
In the United States, anyone with even a trace of African-American ancestry has been considered black. Even as the twenty-first century opens, a racial hierarchy still prevents people of color, including individuals of mixed race, from enjoying the same privileges as Euro-Americans. In this talk, G. Reginald Daniel argues that we are at a crossroads, with members of a new multiracial movement pointing the way toward equality.

9:00PM "Julianne Malveaux: UCSD Black History Month"
Author and syndicated columnist Julianne Malveaux gives an inspiring talk on the contributions of W.E.B. DuBois and other African-American scholars in this event marking UCSD's celebration of Black History Month.

Thursday, February 12

8:00PM "Elaine Brown: New Age Racism"
Activist and author Elaine Brown, the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, speaks on issues of race with reference to her new book New Age Racism. She discusses the black experience throughout American history and the issue of reparations for all descendants of slaves.

Wednesday, February 18

10:00PM "Women as Peace Builders in Africa"
African peace activist Tecla Wanjala describes the role of African women in the peace building process and discusses personal experiences from her work as the director of the Kenya Peace and Development Network (PeaceNet), emphasizing the comprehensive nature of peace building work.

Thursday, February 19

9:30PM "Creativity, Black Feminist Roots, and Human Revolution"
A major address charting the evolution of Black Feminist Studies as an academic discipline by one of its foremost founders, Dr. Akasha Gloria Hull. Professor Hull is Professor Emerita of Women's Studies and Literature at UC Santa Cruz and Visiting Professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

Saturday, February 21

8:00PM "Talkin' to the Drum with Oscar Brown"
Oscar Brown Jr., along with drummer Big Black, revisit some of Oscar's old standards.

9:30PM "Bruised Hibiscus: A Reading by Elizabeth Nunez"
Elizabeth Nunez is the author of the novels Bruised Hibiscus, Beyond the Limbo Silence, and When Rocks Dance, and a collection of essays titled Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s. She is the director of the National Black Writers Conference and is a professor of English at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Rated "R" for adult content.

10:00PM "African Rhythms in Latin American Music"
Classical guitarist Anthony Ybarra explores the influence of African rhythms in Latin American music before a live studio audience at UC Santa Barbara.

Wednesday, February 25

8:00PM "The Structure of Inequality"
Columbia University's Manning Marable gives the keynote address at UCLA's conference examining the merits of reparations for the African American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino communities.

Thursday, February 26

8:00PM "A Celebration of Barbershop (the movie): A Panel Discussion and Town Meeting"
A panel of faculty and students discusses the movie Barbershop and the controversial themes depicted in this film. Discussion issues include the responsibility of black filmmakers to their communities, black stereotypes as shown in the movie, and the issue of reparations.

9:30PM "Peter Irons: Jim Crow's Children: Broken Promise of Brown Decision"
Author and political scientist Peter Irons marks the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case with a riveting talk detailing how efforts to desegregate schools have failed.

Friday, February 27

8:00PM "Rekindling the Spirit of Brown v. Board of Education"
Elaine Jones, the vivacious president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, calls on the nation to recommit itself to ensuring equal education opportunities for all students, regardless of race, creed or gender, in this keynote address to the Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley.

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