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Carnival latest topic in UCR African Diaspora lecture series

Carnival latest topic in UCR African Diaspora lecture series

(May 1, 2001)

Anthropologist John O. Stewart will discuss the impact of the Brazilian lenten festival Carnival on the development of African spiritual culture in the Americas during a free, public lecture scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, May 4 in the Humanities Building room 1500 at the University of California Riverside.

Stewart, a social anthropologist at UC, Davis, studies African-American society and culture focusing on literature. His talk, titled "High Mas: Carnival in African-American Spiritual Culture," will be the fifth event in the two-year African Diaspora Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of History, the Center for Ideas and Society, and the Center for Social and Behavioral Science Research at UCR.

Maps and directions to the event are available at UCR information kiosks at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site Visitor parking costs $3 per vehicle.

For more information, call event organizer Sterling Stuckey at (909) 787-5401, ext. 1845.

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