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Black History Month at SDSU

This February the university will celebrate Black History Month with several events on campus.
By Sabrina Shahawi
 

February is Black History month, an annual celebration honoring the achievements and contributions made by African Americans throughout the history of our nation.

This month the SDSU community joins together to celebrate, honor, and discuss the past, present and the future of African Americans.

Black History Month at SDSU:

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Black Lives Matter Panel
5 p.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Theatre

  • The Black Lives Matter Panel hosted by Student Life & Leadership will collaborate with the Faculty in Residence program for a panel discussion critically examining the Black Lives Matter movement

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – “Culture, Artistic Expressions and Social Activism: Can We Resurrect the Black Arts Movement?” 
1 p.m., Love Library, room 430/431

  • The department of Africana Studies presents “Culture, Artistic Expressions and Social Activism: Can We Resurrect the Black Arts Movement?” by Patricia Reid-Merrit, a distinguished professor at Stockton College of social work and Africana studies

Friday, Feb. 19 – “Feminist Food for Thought: Black Feminism(s)”
1 p.m., Pride Center

  • The Women’s Resource Center will host an event discussing black feminist theorists in “Feminist Food for Thought: Black Feminism(s)

Monday, Feb. 22 – “Poetry from the Sun”
2 p.m., Adams Humanities 2108

  • Amen Ra will present “Poetry from the Sun

Wednesday, Feb. 24 – “Transforming Conflict into Solutions”
4 p.m. in the Leon Williams Room, Love Library 430

  • This presentation will feature Lynne Carrier, who collected much of her source material for her recent book, “Together we can do More: the Leon Williams story” in the SDSU Library’s Civil Rights and African American Experience collection. In addition, the presentation will also include guest speaker Allen Greb, SDSU International Security and Conflict Resolution program advisor and coordinator. The two will discuss the practice and politics that have gone into American black history.