January 30, 2013
Talks, films, plays, concerts, networking events and guest speakers present many diverse perspectives exploring theme of ROOTS.
Colorado State University’s Black/African American Cultural Center has a full month of programs scheduled to celebrate Black History this year. From the kick-off event at noon on Feb. 1 to the Black Tie Affair on the evening of March 1, lectures, discussions, films, networking, even a Black History Quiz Bowl will provide the on-campus community an opportunity to explore and reflect on a unique culture.
“Through the celebration of Black History Month each year, we take the time to remember, reunite and rededicate ourselves to our history,” said Bridgette Johnson, director of the Black/African American Cultural Center at CSU. “It is an opportunity for us to reflect collectively on all we as a culture have gone through and take pride in it.”
The theme for this year’s month-long celebration is “ROOTS: Regulating Our Own Trail to Success,” and will feature a showing of all three parts of the “Roots” mini-series. Featured speakers include Eddie Moore, Jr., director of diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Meagan Fitzgerald of 9News in Denver; and author Omar Tyree.
Sponsors include United Women of Color; United Men of Color; Associated Students of CSU; Black Student Alliance; National Pan-Hellenic Council; CSU Africans United; ASAP, and the Black/African American Cultural Center.
Events throughout the month will look at the Black and African American experience from a range of perspectives:
Feb. 1 - Kickoff at noon, Lory Student Center Commons
Feb. 4 - Movie Monday: “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” showings at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., LSC 204
Feb. 5 - “Reverse Diverse” Career Fair, 4 p.m., LSC Theater
Feb. 6 - Lunch with CSU Black faculty and staff. Noon, LSC 224-226
- Real Talk: “Are Black Women the Mules of the World?” 4 p.m., LSC 204
- Eddie Moore, Jr.: “The Nigga(er) Word: Is There a Message in the Madness?” 6 p.m., LSC Grey Rock Room
Feb. 7 - “The Natural Hair Journey,” 7 p.m., LSC 211E
Feb. 8 - Black History Quiz Bowl, noon, LSC 204
Feb. 9 - Bring Your Sweetheart to Breakfast at Applebee’s, 8-11 a.m., $6 all you can eat
Feb. 11 - Movie Monday: “Something the Lord Made,” showing at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., LSC 204
Feb. 12 - Concert: Dwele featuring Tyree Morris and the Hearts of Worship, doors open at 6 p.m., LSC Theater
Feb. 13 - Women@Noon, LSC 220-222
- Real Talk: “Building America, One Slave at a Time,” 4 p.m., LSC 204
- “Sex for Chocolate,” 5:15 p.m., LSC 217
Feb. 15 - Quiz Bowl Finals, noon, LSC 204
Feb. 18 - Movie Monday: “Roots” part 1, showing at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Feb. 19 - Meagan Fitzgerald of 9News, 6 p.m., LSC 208
Feb. 20 - Movie: “Roots” part 2, showing at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Feb. 21 - History of Stepping and Strolling, 7 p.m., LSC 208
Feb. 22 - Movie: “Roots” part 3, showing at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., LSC 204
Feb. 23 - All Black party at Eloys, 10 p.m.
Feb. 24 - Play: “Breaking Barriers: Uncovering Our Roots,” 6 p.m., LSC Main Ballroom [Canceled]
Feb. 25 - Movie Monday: “The Rosa Parks Story,” showing at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
- Concert: Step Afrika, 7 p.m., LSC Theater
Feb. 27 - Real Talk: “Have We Become Complacent?” 4 p.m., LSC 204
Feb. 28 - Author Omar Tyree, 7 p.m., LSC Cherokee Park Ballroom
- Pillow Talk book discussion: “Just Say No” by Omar Tyree, 9 p.m., LSC 204
March 1 - Black Tie Affair, 7-11 p.m. LSC Theater [Canceled]
For more information, contact the Black/African American Cultural Center, www.baacc.colostate.edu, or (970) 491-5781.
Contact: Bridgette Johnson