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Celebrating History and Heritage

SDSU will celebrate Black History Month with a multitude of events.
SDSU women participating in Black is Beautiful Week, 1970.
SDSU women participating in Black is Beautiful Week, 1970.

Officially in 1976 by President Gerald R. Ford, Black History Month has since been a time to reflect and celebrate the significant roles played by African Americans in U.S. history.  

To celebrate the rich history of the African American community, San Diego State University will host a multitude of events during February.

"It is important for the university to honor the culture, traditions and history of the African American community," said Aaron Bruce, SDSU's chief diversity officer.

Events will be held at the Aztec Student Union and in the Center for Intercultural Relations. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 10

  • The Josephine Baker Story, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tupac: Live at the House of Blues, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 1 to 3p.m.
  • Afrikan Student Union: Forum for Student Success Fees, Templo Mayor, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

  • African Beading Class, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Afrikan Student Union: Film Screening: Kevin Hart

Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • SDC Meeting, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Black Student Science Organization: Hope 4 Haiti, TBD, 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13

  • African Dance Class, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Black Women’s Circle, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Africana Studies Majors and Minors: Healing Black Male/ Black Female Relationships Starting with Self, Pride Suite, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14

  • India Arie: Live in Brazil, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Black Business Society: Launch Event, Templo Mayor, 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17

  • Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Black Social Work Student Caucus: Monday Night Mixer, Templo Mayor, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Christian Youth United for the Advancement of the Gospel: Black History Production, Aztec Student Union Theatre, 7 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

  • Black Social Work Student Caucus: Taste of Soul Food, TBD, 11 a.m.to 5 p.m.
  • African Beading Class, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Africana Studies Majors and Minors: Film Screening: “Amandla” and performance by South African singer: Nomsa Burkhardt, Love Library 430, 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

  • Cheikh Anta Diop: An Intellectual Portrait Molefi Kete Asante, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • “The Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur” 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Movie screening: “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity”, Love Library 430, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Afrikan Student Union & Black Social Work Student Caucus: Movie screening “Brother Outsider”, Aztec Student Union Theatre, 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20

  • African Dance Class, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • African American Alumni Meeting, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 6:45 to 8 p.m.
  • Black Social Work Student Caucus: Black Student Panel, Templo Mayor, 3 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Black Social Work Student Caucus: Open Mic Night and Mixer, Scripps Cottage, 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22

  • Afrikan Student Union: High School Conference, Montezuma Hall, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24

  • Blue Note, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Africana Studies Majors and Minors: Film Screening and Discussion: Hidden Colors, TBD, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

  • African Beading Class, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • Africana Studies Majors and Minors: "A Tribute to Black Art” Black student art exhibit featuring SDSU Black artists, Library 4:30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • African Women as Conscious Leaders, The Center for Intercultural Relations, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27

  • Dimensions Performing Arts Production, Theatre, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Afrikan Student Union Midnight Breakfast, Tula Community Center, 9 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council: Yardshow

For more information about African American History Month events at SDSU, visit the Center for Intercultural Relations website.

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