ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS TO SPEAK AT WAKE FOREST TONIGHT
The media is invited to cover a talk by political activist Angela Davis tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Wake Forest’s Benson University Center, Room 410. Davis gained national attention as a political activist in the 1960s. In 1970, she was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and imprisoned for a year and a half before being acquitted of murder, conspiracy and kidnapping charges. In the decades since, Davis has spoken out against racism and classism in the justice system. The event is free and open to the public. Davis is arriving close to the time she is scheduled to speak, but may be available for media questions at 7:15 p.m. She will answer media questions during a reception immediately following her talk. Time is not available for individual interviews.
IRISH FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE MUSIC AND DANCE
Wake Forest will celebrate Irish culture from March 13-18 with a series of on-campus events including a film festival and performances of poetry, music and dance. Celebration highlights will include an Irish dance demonstration by Wake Forest senior Kerry O’Hagan and members of Rinse na h’Eireann (The Triad Irish Dancers) on March 14. Events on March 16 will include an Irish poetry reading and performances by Celtic harpist Krista Duran, the Wake Forest Flute Choir, and the Selkie Celtic Music Band. The weeklong celebration will conclude on March 18 with a Community Day at Reynolda House. All events are free and open to the public. The Wake Forest University Press, the premiere publisher of Irish poetry in North America, is sponsoring the celebration. For a complete schedule of events or other information, call the News Service.
WFU PREPARING FOR VISIT TO BIRTHPLACE
Wake Forest alumni and students are preparing for a three-day visit to the town of Wake Forest, carrying into the 21st century a tradition of making pilgrimages to the historic campus where the university was founded in 1834 and remained until 1956. The celebration of the university’s heritage will be held March 31-April 2. Most of those attending the event will be alumni who completed their studies on the university’s original campus, which is now occupied by a Baptist seminary unaffiliated with the university. Students are expected to travel to the “old campus” by bus on Sunday morning, April 2. The buses will leave Wake Forest’s Winston-Salem campus and arrive at the “old campus” in time for a church service, a luncheon and tours.
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