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‘Black History Month’ Opens on Campus

Posted on January 24th, 2006

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Eastern Mennonite University will launch February “Black History Month” activities with a presentation by local author and speaker Angie B. Williams of Harrisonburg.

Ms. Williams will speak on “Joy in Adversity” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. (Click here for a complete schedule of activities!)

Sharing out of her own personal tragedies – including the loss of three babies and breast cancer – she will offer ways to achieve a balance between complacent resignation and faith in God’s power to have joy and victory while dealing with life’s trials.

Williams, a wife, mother, grandmother and retired federal employee, has been widely used in ministry in the United States and Canada. She has written a book, “Joy in Adversity” (21st Century Press) and was ordained in 2005 as a “pastor for special ministries” in Mennonite Church USA.

The chapel program is open to everyone free of charge.

For more information on Black History Month observances at EMU, call the multicultural services office, 540-432-4458.

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