Lourdes University Presents Black History Month Celebration

Category: Community Interest

Event Date:

Thursday, February 28, 2019


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560

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Ashley Jackson





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Event Details:

Lourdes University and the Office of Multicultural Services and Diversity presents the annual Black History Month Celebration ‘The Stars Within Us: Black Excellence and the Arts’, with special guest Spoken Word Artist, Ed Mabrey on Thursday, February 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Franciscan Center Theater, 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. This year’s celebration will highlight the artistic achievements and contributions of Black Americans throughout history. Free and open to the public. To RSVP or for more information, contact Ashley Jackson at (419) 517-8413 or ajackson@lourdes.edu.

Ed Mabrey
Ed Mabrey is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. The first person of color to win the title, Mabrey continues to be an influencer in the performance arts community. An Emmy nominated actor and National Best Selling poetry anthology contributor, Mabrey has served as Master of Ceremony/Host for over 600 events in the past 8 years, and toured internationally holding performances and workshops at over 70 colleges and universities. Mabrey is an Ohio native, who now resides in Charlotte, NC.

For more information about Ed Mabrey, visit http://artistecard.com/EdMabrey

Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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