Lawrence University commemorates African-America history and culture with the 5th Annual Celebration of Black Heritage: New Beginning of the Sistah. The event, which replaced Lawrence’s celebration of Kwanzaa, takes place February 4 in the Buchanan Kiewit Center gym on the Lawrence campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 5:30 p.m.
The event, which includes both a student showcase and dinner, focuses on accomplishments and culture as it relates to today — how we apply history to the present day, according to Rod Bradley, assistant dean of students for multicultural affairs. The student showcase presents historical snapshots of African-American history and things that are happening today that we may not be aware of.
“It’s a creative way to make a point,” said Bradley. “It’s educational and entertaining. People really enjoy it.”
Tickets are available at the Lawrence University Box Office, 920-832-6749, and are $10 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The event is sponsored by the Black Organization of Students.