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Uhuru Week 2012 schedule

Here is this year's schedule for Uhuru Week in honor of the Honorable Marcus Garvey. All events for Uhuru Week take place at the headquarters of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc., 219 Hamilton Street.

August 17 (actual birthday of Marcus Garvey): presentation on the Honorable Marcus Garvey, 6:30 pm

August 18: Bottle Campaign Exuberant--bring your NYS nickel deposit cans and bottles to 219 Hamilton Street during the hours of 1-5 pm, or arrange for a pickup from home or work by calling 585-461-0379

August 19: Cultural Extravaganza-- outdoor presentation of cultural performances, 4 pm

August 20:  Citizenship--presentation by Political Education Task Force students, 7 pm

August 21: Special Presentation on Doology--by Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr., 7 pm

August 22: Black Koptic Press Release Day-- students, members will sell the church newsletter "Black Koptic Press Release" in the community

August 23: Orientation of the Charles Riley Tutorial Program--by appointment only; sign up for group or individual/private tutoring sessions that begin in September. Call 585-461-0379 to make appointment

August 24: Sylvester and Stacey Johnson Memorial Lecture-- annual remembrance of father and daughter killed in August 1986 in front of what is now known as Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort by a firefighter not going to an emergency, 6:30 pm

For the August 21 lecture, the suggested donation is $100. Scholarships are available to those who are unable to afford the suggested donation.

We hope to see you at one, if not all, of the Uhuru Week events.

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