University to Celebrate Black History Month In February

(Jan. 29, 2014) ā€” Armstrong State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Black History Month celebration, featuring a series of lectures, panel discussions, performances and more.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn St., and are free and open to the public. Highlighted events include:

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m.
NAACP Town Hall: The New Civil Rights Movement, Ferguson and Beyond #BlackLivesMatter
Student Union's Ogeechee Theater

The Armstrong NAACP will have dialogue with representatives from the student body, faculty, staff, and community members about the non-indictments of recent cases involving African American men and law enforcement officers as well as conversation about the new civil rights movement and how we move forward ensuring black lives matter when enforcing the law.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m.
Celebrating the Connection of Cultures: Afro-Latino Cultural Linguistics
Student Union's Ogeechee Theater

As the Latino community continues to grow in the USA, it is important that we learn about the diversity of this population. Afro-Latinos play a large and vibrant role in the Latino community, here and abroad. Please join us for this lecture and learn more about their history and diaspora, dynamic culture and language varieties. Light refreshments will be served promptly at 6 pm.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m.
NAACP Town Hall: The ā€œNā€ Word
University Hall 156

Who can use the N-Word? Is it appropriate for any race or person to use it in comedy or lyrics or in conversation? Is there a double standard associated with the word? When is the N-Word ever used in a positive way? How do we change the culture that encourage the use of the N-Word? It is an open dialogue where panelist and audience members can share their scholarly opinion about the use of the N-Word.

Monday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. ā€“ 2 p.m.
Black Women Empowerment Expo
Student Union, Ballroom B & C

The Black Women Empowerment Expo will feature guest speakers, vendors and organizations from the area of business, health, art, entertainment, and cosmetology. The Natural Hair Luncheon and Discussion and Black Women and Health are the featured events of the expo. The evening will culminate with the Black Women's Empowerment Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Dinner
Student Union Ballroom

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Dinner is a time the Armstrong community celebrate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders who have contributed much efforts and resources to advancing the Pan-African American student population here at Armstrong. The dinner will feature Dr. Tyron Bledsoe, Founder and CEO of Student African American Brotherhood, Inc., as our keynote speaker. To RSVP for the dinner, please e-mail Kwame Phillips at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Thursday, February 22.

Friday, Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Negro Spirituals with Anointed Voices Gospel Choir
Student Union Ballroom

The Anointed Voices Gospel Choir will highlight spiritual, psalms, and hymns of the Pan-African culture that dates back to the 1800s. In addition, the choir will pay tribute to Andrea Crouch, an icon in gospel music.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Collegiate 100 Fifth Annual Winter Ball
Student Union Ballroom

The Fifth Annual Winter Ball-Black Tie Affair is an evening of honor, elegance, and the culmination of the 2015 Black Heritage Month. The Collegiate 100 will present awards and scholarships to deserving recipients who have been influential in the success of the organization as well as making a difference in the community. The event will include a catered dinner with a night of live entertainment of music and poetry. Please contact Collegiate 100 at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to RSVP.