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Sonia Sanchez to speak at Malcolm X commemoration on May 22

Poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in Kresge Auditorium. Her visit is part of a week-long commemoration of Malcolm X sponsored by the Black Student Union. Admission is $3.

Sanchez, a professor of English and women's studies at Temple University, has written 13 books, including her most recent work, Does Your House Have Lions?, which chronicles her brother's death from AIDS. One of the pioneers in the establishment of black studies, Sanchez created the first-ever course on the black woman, which she taught at the University of Pittsburgh.

The week's events also will include a talk by Sylvia Wynter, professor emerita of Spanish and Portuguese and of African studies. In that talk, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in Ujamaa House, Wynter will discuss Malcolm X's political relevance.

For more information, call Mundi Attinasi at 497-9662 or Brian Rikuda at 497-2834.


By Elaine Ray

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