Building Alliances, Forging Friendships Theme of NYU Gallatin s 2009 Black History Month Events


MEDIA ADVISORY

New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “Building Alliances, Forging Friendships”-a series of Black History Month events-February 3-17, at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 715 Broadway, Main Floor (Enter at 1 Washington Place). Seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to studentaffairs.gallatin@nyu.edu or call 212.998.7375. Subway lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).


“Strange Fruit”: A film screening Tuesday, February 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Strange Fruit is the anti-lynching poem that was written and set to music by Abel Meeropol, a schoolteacher from the Bronx. The haunting ballad, made famous by jazz icon Billie Holiday, remains one of the most influential protest songs ever written. Strange Fruit brings viewers face to face with the terror of lynching as it spotlights the courage and heroism of those who fought for racial and social justice.


“Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Black-Jewish Alliances”: A discussion Thursday, February 12, 6-8 p.m. Alliances between Blacks and Jews have played major roles in shaping American politics and culture. Radical social movements from labor to civil rights were built on Black-Jewish coalitions, influencing civil rights legislation and many oth 500

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