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Events

Celebrate 'Black History: Stories Untold'

Updated February 22, 2010

The theme for Colorado State University's 2010 Black History Month celebration is "Stories Untold." Multiple events are planned during the month of February to pay tribute to the generations of Black/African Americans who struggled with adversity to realize equality in American society.

Regina E. Mason will speak at the LSC West Ballroom at 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

Author Regina Mason Feb. 24

Regina E. Mason, co-author of “Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave” will give this year’s closing keynote address at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the West Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

Mason is the co-author of a book that describes the experiences of her distant relative, who was a runaway slave.

Journey of self-discovery

Mason is the great, great, great granddaughter of pioneering autobiographer William Grimes and she spent 15 years researching his life, his wife, their children, and the communities in which they lived.

Mason will describe her detective work of scholarship and self-discovery, and how she came to co-edit the new edition.

 Black History Month events

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Opening Ceremony Proclamation
by Mayor Doug Hutchinson

12 p.m.
Lory Student Center Commons

Black History Month Documentary Series: “Unnatural Causes, is Inequality Making us Sick?” (Part II)
3 p.m.
Lory Student Center Room 228

Thursday, Feb. 4

Milkshake Mixer
1 p.m.
Lory Student Center Room 204

Friday, Feb. 5

Movie of the Week: “Rosewood”
Noon
Lory Student Center Room 204

Monday, Feb. 8

Theatrical play, “Auction Block to Hip-Hop”
7 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre

This powerful stage production takes you through the life of a hip-hop mogul and the internal battles he faces by perpetuating negative stereotypes of Black women, along with many other misleading images tied directly to Black culture. He is then visited by three ghosts who take him back to see his ancestors and witness what they endured to hope for a better future for their grandchildren.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Opening Keynote Speaker
Bruce George, co-founder and creator of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam

7 p.m.
Lory Student Center Cherokee Ballroom

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Delta Sigma Theta sorority, inc. presents…
7 p.m.

Lory Student Center Room 204

Friday, Feb. 12

Movie of the week: “Love Jones”
Noon
Lory Student Center Room 204

Saturday, Feb. 13

Black History Month Dance
7 p.m.
Lory Student Center West Ballroom

Monday, Feb. 15

Census 2010
7 p.m.
Clark Building C Wing, Room 144

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Because of Her
6 p.m.
Lory Student Center Room 203

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Women at Noon
Panel Discussion on “Good Hair”

Noon
Lory Student Center Room 220-222

Documentary Series: “Unnatural Causes… is Inequality Making us Sick?” (Part III)
5 p.m.
Lory Student Center Room 230

Cultural Celebration
6 p.m.
Lory Student Center Room 222

Thursday, Feb. 18

Wheel of Jeopardy
6 p.m.
Lory Student Center Room 204

Friday, Feb. 19

Movie of the week, “4 little girls”
Noon
Lory Student Center Room 204

Tuesday, Feb. 23

First annual variety show
7 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Closing Keynote Speaker
Regina E. Mason, co-author
“Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave”

6 p.m.
Lory Student Center West Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 26

Movie of the week, “Selma, Lord, Selma”
Noon
Lory Student Center Room 204

Saturday, Feb. 27

Little Shop of Physics
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lory Student Center Main Ballroom

For more information on all of the Black History Month events, visit the Black/African American Cultural Center or view the event poster [PDF].

Black History Month at CSU is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Black/African American Cultural Center, the Lory Student Center, Housing and Dining Services, the Associated Students of Colorado State University, and Pepsi.