Seton Hill invites the community to celebrate Black History Month with two free events

Greensburg, PA – In celebration of Black History Month, Seton Hill University is pleased to present two unique events, Reconnecting With Our Past on Saturday, February 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Chawley P. Williams and the Kuntu Writers Workshop Poets on February 19 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Both events are open to the public.

Reconnecting With Our Past is a half-day educational gathering presented by the Seton Hill University Black Alumni Association. Reconnecting features a Keynote Address by Pittsburgh City Councilman Sala Udin preceded by three workshops: The Underground Railroad, presented by Ms. Chris Catalfamo of the Indiana County Historical Society; Tracing Our Roots, a genealogy workshop presented by Ms. Marlene Garrett Bransom (SHU ’75) and Having Our Say, Voices of the Elders, a panel comprised of area elders. Workshops and Keynote Address will be held in the Administration Building at Seton Hill from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 7 and are free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for a $7 fee. Registration is required. To register for Reconnecting With Our Past, or for more information, please contact Marilyn Fox, Alumni Associate, at 724-830-1859.

Come witness the development and authentication of the African American experience in America through poetry and African drumming as Seton Hill celebrates Black History Month with Chawley P. Williams and the Kuntu Writers Workshop Poets. Local performer Chawley Williams got his start with the now famous group of Pittsburgh street performers -- including prized playwrights Robert Penny and August Wilson – that inspired the creation of the Kuntu Writers Workshop. (The current director of the Kuntu Writers Workshop, Frances Lee Wilson, will be one of the poets performing during the event.) “Art,” says Williams, “is the foundation of our existence as people.” Chawley P. Williams and the Kuntu Writers Workshop Poets is free and open to the public and will be held in Cecilian Hall on Seton Hill’s campus, from 7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 19. Reservations are required. For reservations or more information, please contact Mary Ross Cox, Director of Events and Marketing Coordinator, at 724-830-1027.

Seton Hill, chartered in 1918, is a leading coeducational Catholic liberal arts university with more than 30 undergraduate programs and 7 graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. For more information on Seton Hill please visit or call 1-800-826-6234.