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Drexels Black History Month Fashion Show a Striking Celebration of African Heritage

February 5, 2009

What: About 800 people will check out a wide range contemporary and traditional clothing and accessory designs at Drexel University’s 12th annual fashion show, Feb. 7 at one of the University’s most popular Black History Month events.

The show titled “The Epiphany of Me” melds fashion, music, dance and poetry in a dazzling tribute to black history. About 24 male and female students and staff will model creations by local African American fashion designers. The show will explore the African American search for an identity in today’s society. Proceeds will benefit Girls Incorporated, which provides vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.

Visuals: • The 24 students and staff modeling garments and accessories • Music performances by Phz-Sicks and Swagged Out • A poem on breaking through stereotypes by Joshua Bennet • Dance performances by local groups

When: Saturday, Feb. 7, from 7 to about 9:30 p.m.

Where: Drexel’s Main Building Auditorium, 32nd and Chestnut streets

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News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or ngianakaris@drexel.edu

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