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Clark College News and Events

January 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921


On February 19, Clark College will welcome
artist and author damali ayo to celebrate Black History Month

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On February 19, Clark College will welcome artist and author damali ayo to celebrate Black History Month and honor the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   The focus of the celebration, sponsored by Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs, will be “Everyday Kings:  Taking the Struggle to End Racism into YoAuthor and artist damali ayour Own Hands.”

ayo will speak from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Foster Hall auditorium.  Foster Hall is located on Clark College’s main campus on Fort Vancouver Way between E. McLoughlin Blvd. and Fourth Plain Blvd.  The author of How to Rent a Negro, damali ayo has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel, as well as programs on ABC News and on MSNBC. 

Following ayo’s presentation, refreshments will be provided in the Foster Hall foyer.   ayo will sign copies of her book, which is available in the Clark College Bookstore and will also be available for purchase the night of the event.

The event is free and open to the public.  Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in these events should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 992-2835 (TTY) or visit PSU room 014, by February 12, 2007.

Clark College interim President Bob Knight said, “damali ayo’s appearance at Clark College was originally scheduled for January 16 but was cancelled due to extreme weather.   Those of us at the college were disappointed and I know that members of the community were as well.  We’re delighted that damali ayo’s schedule will allow her to join us for our celebration of Black History Month.”


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