St. Norbert College Black History Month celebration to feature Soul Food Dinner speaker

Feb. 25, 5 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, February 8, 2012
by Chris Swietlik, chris.swietlik@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College will celebrate Black History Month with events that include its annual Soul Food Dinner, featuring keynote speaker Christy Clark-Pujara, which will be followed by a dance organized by the Black History Month student committee. The dinner and dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Michels Commons Ballroom on the St. Norbert campus.

Clark-Pujara is professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation, "Slavery, emancipation and black freedom in Rhode Island, 1652--1842," argues that the institution of slavery, the process of emancipation and the experience of black freedom in the North was fundamentally shaped by the business of slavery--those businesses that directly supported slaveholding in the Americas, such as the Atlantic slave trade and the West Indian trade. Clark-Pujara's teaching interests include African-American History 1619 to 1865, specifically the construction of race, the origins and systems of slavery and gendered experiences.

General admission tickets for the dinner are $14 for adults and $12 for St. Norbert College students and children. Advance tickets are available through the St. Norbert College Box Office.

For tickets, order online at https://tickets.snc.edu/, or by phone at (920) 403-3950, or 800-SNC-BOXX, (800) 762-2699, if outside the Green Bay area.

For more information on St. Norbert College's Soul Food Dinner, call 920-403-4023.

For a complete list of St. Norbert College Black History month events, go to http://www.snc.edu/education/project/blackhistorymonth.html.