DATE:  February 5, 2004
CONTACT: Jan Wilson, Program Coordinator in Student Activities, (361) 825-5778; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Celebrates Black History
Campus organizations plan variety of events for month-long observation
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is observing Black History Month throughout February with a variety of exciting and educational events. The celebration kicked off last week with “Juke Joint,” a meet and greet dance sponsored by the African-American Cultural Society (AACS) and the Islander Cultural Alliance.

“Rock AIDS! AIDS Education for Everyone” will be held on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 pm in the University Center Ballroom. Guest speaker R. Derrick Thomas will discuss AIDS prevention and education in an entertaining manner. 

On Thursday, Feb. 12 at noon, Wes tOso High School principal Dr. Denise Hutchinson will give the celebration’s keynote address in the University Center Bayview Room. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present “Delta Tapestry,” a showcase featuring artistic performances, song, dance, and a fashion show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at6 p.m.

On Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7 pm “social warrior” Preacher Moss will discuss the ongoing struggle to simply be human when he brings his “The End of Racism Comedy Tour” to the University Center Ballroom.

The final event for Black History Month will be “Movie and Soul Food Night,” on Monday, Feb 23 at 7 pm in the University Center Ballroom. The movie “Radio” will be shown and a traditional soul food dinner will be served.