VOL. 129 | NO. 35 | Thursday, February 20, 2014
Memphis Pink Palace Museum will host a lecture by Commercial Appeal columnist Wendi Thomas titled “Mid-South Racial Present” Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The free lecture is presented in conjunction with the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit. Visit memphismuseums.org.
The Construction Specifications Institute Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Greenspace CEO Frank Colvett will present “Changes in Landscaping and Irrigation.” Cost is $25. Visit csimemphis.org.
The University of Memphis Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities will host author damali ayo Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Theater, 499 University St. Ayo will present “Race-girl: How an Artist Tackled a Touchy Subject and How It Tackled Her.” A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/moch for more information.
Rhodes College will host a panel discussion titled “A Different Bling: Mass Incarceration – The New Jim Crow” Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Barret Library on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The panel will discuss the mass incarceration of black males, racial and sentencing disparities, and more. Cost is free. Email email@example.com.
Memphis Public Library and Information Center will hold a Black History Month celebration and opening ceremony for the “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine” exhibit Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis will speak, and the LeMoyne-Owen College choir will perform. Call 415-2709 for more information.
The College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host an open house for prospective students Friday, Feb. 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. Visit uthsc.edu/allied for more information on the program. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 448-2126.
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will present spark: behind the scenes of “World Wonders,” part of the spark: conversation series, Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Attendees will meet the dancers and artistic staff before the 8 p.m. performance. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.