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Winona State University will host “Soul Food Dinner 2013” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the East Hall of Kryzsko Commons. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The theme for the dinner is African/African-American Storytelling through drum, dance and song: African Hymns, Gospel, Blues and Jazz. The event is a musical extravaganza of the African and the African-American Diaspora and the culture of the African and African-American Griot.

The event will feature and Bettie Mae Fikes, Freedom Singer and Civil Rights Activist. The Titambe West African Dance and Drum Ensemble is a unique, world- class ensemble from Minneapolis, Minn. Fikes was a leader for the Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee in the Civil Rights Movement and emerged as a music leader. She is a dynamic lecturer and known as a musical genius of storytelling.

Tickets are available for purchase in the Inclusion and Diversity Office 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tickets will also be sold 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Lower Hyphen, Kryzsko Commons. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under twelve.

The event is presented by the Winona State University Black Student Union and sponsored by WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office, Southeast Technical College, and Target Corporation.

For more Information, contact Alexander Hines at 507 457-5595, email, or