Black, Arab poets and spoken word artists to appear at UM-Dearborn

February 10, 2006

DEARBORN / Feb. 10, 2006---Black and Arab poets and spoken word artists will celebrate Black History Month with a poetry exchange called "Over the Counter, Under the Skin" beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UM-Dearborn's African and African American Studies Program and the Center for Arab American Studies, and co-sponsored by the Association of African American Students. The program is supported by a Diversity Challenge Grant from UM-Dearborn's Office of the Provost.

The artists scheduled to appear include Alise Alousi, the De-Cipher Collective, Vievee Francis, Kim Hunter, Marilynn Rashid, Kevin Rashid and 3rd Eye Open featuring Omari King Wise.

The program will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by poetry readings at 6:45 p.m. and discussion with artists at 8:15 p.m.

For more information, contact UM-Dearborn's African and African American Studies Program at (313) 593-1391 or the Center for Arab American Studies at (313) 583-6334.

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CONTACT: Jennifer Sroka
PHONE: (313) 593-5644
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn