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ACTIVIST HENRY BANKS TO SPEAK AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT

CLOQUET, MN- Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a special event featuring activist and anti-racism educator Henry Banks on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. The event is sponsored by student life organizations o...

CLOQUET, MN- Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a special event featuring activist and anti-racism educator Henry Banks on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. The event is sponsored by student life organizations on campus and begins at 11 a.m. in the amphitheater with Mr. Banks' presentation, followed by a special lunch menu at noon until around 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and is free to everyone.

Henry Banks has been a Duluth resident for more than 23 years and is a nationally certified and well-recognized community organizer and anti-racism educator. Banks is the founder and past chair of the Clayton-Jackson-McGhie Memorial, Inc., in Duluth. In 2004, he received the Justice for Peace Award from the NAACP. Banks currently serves as the executive officer for the new Center for Social Justice and Human Rights in Duluth. He is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program in Grand Rapids, Minn., and the Move the Mountain Leadership Center in Phoenix, Ariz. He has served on numerous boards and commissions in the Duluth area.

For more information about the event, contact Joan Johnson at 218-879-0890.

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