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Black History Month Events for 2013
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Black History Month In honor of Black History Month, organizations on campus are holding events to celebrate and discuss important milestones in the pursuit of freedom and equality for African-Americans in the United States.

This year 2013 marks two important anniversaries.

On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation marked the beginning of ending slavery. A century later, in 1963, hundreds of thousands of Americans, Jews and Gentiles, blacks and whites, Protestants and Catholics, marched to the memorial of Abraham Lincoln on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Tiwatayo Ogunnowo, a member of the Silent Praise Dance Ministry at the university, says Black History Month is an opportunity to show appreciation to those involved in the movement.

"Although we cannot physically repay those who valiantly dedicated their lives in pursuit of equality for all men, we can in return strive for excellence and leadership and continue to pass the torch to the ones behind us," she explains.

For Ogunnowo, everyone can learn from the events being held on campus. "Black History Month is important, not only for African-Americans, but for everyone because we can all learn from the past so that we can all press towards a brighter tomorrow together," she adds.

Events, which range from panel discussions to film series, are ongoing through April.

February 20
BSU – Black Cinema
8:30pm, Nursing Amphitheater

BSU- Black Men of Standard
Black Love Affair
8:30pm, TBD

February 25
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Black to Business on Monday
8:30pm, Arts and; Sciences 103

February 26
EOPSO – "My President is Black: The Controversy"
8:30pm, TBD

February 27
African Heritage Luncheon and Exhibit
12:00pm, Chancellors Suite

BSU – Black History Month Showcase
8:30pm, Jubilee Auditorium

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. – Black History Month Trivia
8:30pm, Nursing Amphitheater

March 13
Africana Studies – International Film Series
7:00 – 8:00pm, TBD

BSU – True Life: I'm A Black Greek
8:30pm, Beck Rooms

March 19
BSU – Election Day
8:30pm, TBD

March 20
Africana Studies – International Film Series
7:00 – 8:00pm, Nursing Amphitheater

BSU – Tribute to Black Women
8:30pm, Main Lounge

March 27
BSU – Why You So Sidity?
8:30pm, Beck Rooms

April 3
Africana Studies – International Film Series
7:00 – 8:00pm, Nursing Amphitheater

BSU – Poetry Jam
8:30pm, Cove

April 10
Africana Studies – International Film Series
7:00 – 8:00pm, Nursing Amphitheater

BSU – Domestic Violence Panel
8:30pm, Beck Rooms

April 17
Africana Studies – International Film Series
7:00 – 8:00pm, Nursing Amphitheater

April 21
BSU – 21st Annual Formal
8:30pm, Main Lounge

April 24
Africana Studies – International Film Series
7:00 – 8:00pm, Nursing Amphitheater

For more information please contact:
Forrest Pritchett
(973) 275-2760
forrest.pritchett@shu.edu

 

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