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Stanford activities to mark Black Liberation Month

STANFORD -- "Celebrating Black Minds: Innovators from Our Ancestors to Our Children" will be the theme of 1994 Black Liberation Month activities Feb. 3-26 at Stanford University.

In past years, Stanford organizers brought in notable speakers from outside the campus community. But this year, according to literature from Stanford's Black Community Services Center, "the focus has been redirected to acknowledge the accomplishments of those nearer to us."

The month will kick off with a free public "Celebration of Black Liberation" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Kresge Auditorium. Keynote speakers will be the Rev. Floyd Thompkins Jr., associate dean of Stanford Memorial Church, and Stanford students A.J. Robinson and Jamell Walker, co-founders of the job training program Students Offering Alternative Realities. Local elementary and high school students also will speak.

Among other free public programs scheduled for the month:

Other activities during the month will include an exhibit on the history of black women physicians in the Medical School's Fairchild Auditorium, an exhibit of African American art at Tresidder Union, a jazz concert, films, soul food dinner and career workshop.

For more information, contact the Black Community Services Center at Stanford, (415) 723-1587.



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