Savage Jazz Dance Company, 'Lost Reparations' Headline Slate of 'African People's History Month' Activities

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Savage Jazz Dance Company, 'Lost Reparations' Headline Slate of 'African People's History Month' Activities

African People’s History Month is under way at California State University, Fresno with several events planned including the Savage Jazz Dance Company, on Sunday, Feb. 22, and the premiere of the film “Reparations Lost” on Friday, Feb. 20.

The award-winning Savage Jazz Dance Company — the only all-jazz concert company in Northern California and one of a few in the United States – will perform at 7 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union

The concert is presented by University Student Union (USU) Productions, a non-profit, student programming organization at Fresno State.

For more information about the jazz concert including ticket prices, call 278-2078 or visit the USU web site.

On Feb. 20, the world premiere of “Reparation Lost,” a short controversial film by Fresno State alumnus Julia Dudley Najieb, will be presented at 8 p.m. in the University Center Room 200.

Hosted by Fresno State’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program, the film will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues of inherited land battles, reparations and other pertinent issues relative to the film.

A reception precedes the showing at 7 p.m. For more information call: 1-800- 971-6498 or email James Dominguez: jamesd86@sbcglobal.net.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, the 22nd Annual African American Student Recruitment Conference, sponsored by University Outreach Services, will be held on campus. For more information, call 278-2048.

Other African People’s History Month schedule for this week include a poetry jam on Wednesday, a health issues forum on Thursday, a gospel concert on Friday and a daylong “Welcoming Diversity” Workshop on Saturday.

For times and locations of all African People’s History Month events at Fresno State, see links at www.FresnoStateNews.com or call Sherrita Turner at 221-1632.