ESU Invites the General Public to Attend/Participate in Events to Celebrate African-American Heritage Month

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In celebration of African-American Heritage Month (AAHM), East Stroudsburg University’s African-American Heritage Month Planning Committee has organized five events that are open to the general public in the coming weeks.

Thursday, January 23, marks the Inaugural MLK Day of Service. Participants will be volunteering on site at various locations. In addition, volunteers will collect items on campus for donation. The hope is that a minimum of 100 hours will be dedicated as a service to Dr. King, who envisioned a world free of poverty. In addition, ESU will be collecting new bibs and socks for The Angel’s Closet organization. Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations: Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall; Rec B Fitness Center; and Mattioli Recreation Center. Deadline for drop off is January 23 at 3 p.m. Individuals also are welcome to stop by the Keystone Room where volunteers will be creating no-sew blankets and arm scarves on January 23 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with the “I Have a Dream Speech” playing in the background. For details about ESU’s MLK Day of Service, contact Jill Harper at or at 570-422-2978.

 The ZUZU African Acrobats, known for their performance on America’s Got Talent, will perform on Monday, February 3, at 6 p.m. in Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Just a few days later on Thursday, February 6, there will be an Open Mic Night at 10 p.m. in Stroud Hall, Room 117. This will give students an opportunity to express themselves through music. On Sunday, February 9, the African-American Student Alliance will have displays of historical African-American figures who are significant, but not well-known at the African-American Heritage Festival in the Keystone Room. The time of the festival will be announced at a later date.

The Smith-McFarland Theatre will be host to the Second Annual Patricia Graham Step Show on Saturday, February 22. Tickets, which are available in the Student Activities Complex on the second floor of the University Center, are $7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The performance, which will feature students from sororities and fraternities from ESU and other schools, begins at 7 p.m.

For more information about celebrating African-American Heritage Month at ESU, contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, ESU’s director of multicultural affairs, at 570-422-3896 or