MNE Cultural Series announces spring line-up

Tuesday February 12, 2019

naacpEach semester, Mercyhurst North East welcomes the public to campus for its Cultural Series. Events include thought-provoking and informative discussions, along with engaging performances by local artists.

This spring the line-up includes:

The History of the NAACP: Then & Now

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

Alex Theatre

Founded Feb. 12, 1909 the NAACP is the premier advocacy organization for civil rights, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. This presentation will include a discussion of how and why the organization began, the importance of educational equality and NAACP membership featuring Gary Horton, President of the Erie NAACP, and George Morgan III, academic success coordinator, Edinboro Unversity.

The Story of Tea

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.

Alex Theatre

The consumption of tea is steeped in art and industry, tradition and revolution. Next to water, it’s the most widely consumed beverage in the world, and historically was a major factor in connecting the East and the West. Dr. Clint Jones, a certified tea sommelier and Associate Provost of Associate Degree and Certificate Programs at Mercyhurst University, leads this presentation on how teas are made, should be brewed, achieve their flavor, benefit the body/mind and are best paired with food.

A Brief History of the British Empire: The Downton Abbey years

Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Alex Theatre

With the smash-hit Downton Abbey as a backdrop, Dr. Dennis Hickey, professor of history at Edinboro University, will explore the profound and rapid evolution of British society. 

Celebrate Spring Dance Performance

Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.

Ridge Library Great Room

This afternoon of dance showcases four elite ensembles from Mercyhurst and the Erie region and includes a variety of dance genres. Perfect for the whole family, the event concludes with a reception.

Mercyhurst North East Cultural Series events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Patti Sullivan at 814-725-6277.