Black educator Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu at Mercyhurst Feb. 18

The 2002-2003 Mercyhurst Student Government Speaker Series will continue on Tuesday, Feb. 18, when Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu visits the campus and speaks on urban education during a special lecture scheduled as part of Black History Month.

A renowned educator, Kunjufu is the president of African American Images, a communications company based in Chicago, Ill., and an author of nearly 20 books. (See list below.)

All MSG lectures are free, open to the public and held in the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call the MSG office at 824-2428. The four-lecture series is an educational supplement created to allow students access to topics not usually encountered in the classroom.

Kunjufu has authored the following books:

§ Developing Positive Self-Images and Discipline in Black Children

§ Motivating and Preparing Black Youth for Success

§ Lessons from History: A Celebration in Blackness (Elementary and advanced Editions)

§ To Be Popular or Smart: The Black Peer Group

§ Critical Issues in Educating African American Youth

§ Black Economics: Solutions for Community and Economic Empowerment

§ Hip-Hop vs. MAAT: A Psycho-Social Analysis of Values

§ The Power, Passion and Pain of Black Love

§ Adam! Where Are You? Why Most Black Men Don't Go To Church

§ Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys (Volumes 1-4)

§ Restoring the Village

§ Values and Commitment: Solutions for the Black Family

§ Sankofa: Stories of Power, Hope and Joy

§ Great Negroes Past and Present (Volume II)

§ State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Males

§ Good Brothers Looking for Good Sisters (Fiction)

§ Satan, I'm Taking Back My Health! (Fiction)
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