NAU kicks off Black History Month

Step Afrika! on stage

Inclusion and Multicultural Services, Black Student Union and Ethnic Studies will host several performances and lectures throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.

The lineup of events kicks off with Washington, D.C.-based group Step Afrika! at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in Prochnow Auditorium. Step Afrika! will perform the art of stepping—a stylistic dance of intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with the spoken word. Tickets are required for entry and are available from the Central Ticket Office.

Arizona attorney Booker T. Evans Jr. will present “The Myth of Post-Racial America” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Ashurst Auditorium during the inaugural lecture of the Ted Johnson Lecture Series. The new lecture series is a tribute to former professor Ted Johnson, who taught composition, literature and minority literature for 30 years at NAU. For information, contact Angelina Castagno.

Events including a mardi gras dance, NAU gospel performance and more are scheduled throughout the month. For a complete schedule, visit the Inclusion and Multicultural Services website. For information, contact Taran McZee.