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Black History Month events
Today, Black History Month’s opening ceremonies will be held in the University Community Centre atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Black Students’ Association invites students to attend the free event as speakers, dancers and singers ring in Black History Month 2007.

The Soul 2007: Legends Ball takes place tomorrow at the Music Hall, located at 185 Queen’s Ave. Festivities include dinner, song and dance. Formal and semi-formal tickets are available for $35 to $45. Call 519-777-5979 or e-mail uwobsa@yahoo.com for more info.

Also, the Centre for American Studies and the Black Students’ Association will present author Lawrence Hill Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Hill has written several novels, including his most recent, The Book of Negroes, on problems facing African Americans throughout history. He has written for The Globe and Mail and was a parliamentary correspondent for The Winnipeg Free Press. Hill has also written non-fiction work about his experiences growing up with a black father and white mother.

Hill will speak in Room 35 of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences building at 4:30 p.m.

The Black Students’ Association will also screen films every Friday night this month.

For more information, contact the Black Students’ Association at www.usc.uwo.ca/clubs/bsa/main.htm or visit www.lawrencehill.com.
"Lyndsey Janzen

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