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CSU celebrates Black History Month beginning Feb. 1

January 25, 2012

The Black/African American Cultural Center is kicking off Black History Month Feb. 1, including events such as Movie Mondays and three keynote speakers.

Daryl Davis to speak about KKKDaryl Davis will speak about his journey into the heart of the institutions of the KKK Feb. 9.

CSU’s Black/African American Cultural Center will host Daryl Davis as the opening keynote speaker during this year’s celebration of Black History Month. Davis will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Cherokee Park Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus.

Davis will speak about his extraordinary journey into the heart of the institutions of the Ku Klux Klan, and he hopes to empower people to confront their prejudices and overcome fears. Both his work in race relations and his book, Klan-Destine Relationships, have received acclaim from various media, including CNBC, National Public Radio and The Washington Times.

Closing keynote: Ilyasah Shabazz

As part of celebrations for Black History Month, Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, will speak at a closing keynote address at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. Shabazz will share her story growing up African-American in a racially harsh time in history.

Celebrating historyIlyasah Shabazz will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

“Black History Month is an opportunity for us to set aside a special time as a united people and reflect collectively on all we as a culture have gone through and take pride in it,” said Bridgette Johnson, director of the Black/African American Cultural Center at CSU. “Through the celebration of Black History Month, we will take time to remember, reunite and rededicate ourselves to our history.”

The Black/African American Cultural Center also has organized several additional events throughout the month in celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 1
  • Kickoff at noon, Lory Student Center Commons
  • Documentary: “Urban Soul: The Making of Modern R&B” at 5 p.m., Lory Student Center. Room 228.
Feb. 2
  • Determined Nation Open Mic Night at 6 p.m., Ramskeller.
Feb. 6
  • Movie Mondays: “American History X” at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Jeopardy: The First to Set It Out at 7:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 203.
Feb. 7
  • Real Talk: “Getting Caught Up”- Reflection of “American History X” at 4 p.m., Lory Student Center Room, 204.
Feb. 8
  • Black Faculty/Staff Luncheon at noon, Lory Student Center, Room 203.
Feb. 9
  • Opening Keynote Speaker: Daryl Davis on his extraordinary journey into the heart of the institutions of the Ku Klux Klan at 7 p.m., Cherokee Park Ballroom.
Feb. 10
  • Social Issues: Comedian Tracey Ashley at 5 p.m., Ramskeller.
Feb. 13
  • Movie Mondays: “Prom Night in Mississippi” at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
Feb. 14
  • Real Talk: Interracial Dating: Does Love Have Anything to Do With It? at 4 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
Feb. 15
  • “Till Death Do Us Part if I Don’t Divorce You First”: Dynamics of Male/Female Relationships; Speaker Trina Patterson at 6 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 228.
Feb. 16
  • United Men of Color Documentary and Discussion: “Why We Laugh” at 4 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
Feb. 20
  • Movie Mondays: “The Great Debaters” at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
Feb. 22
  • Women at Noon: Irene Monroe at noon, Lory Student Center, Room 220.
Feb. 23
  • Closing Keynote Speaker: Malcolm X’s Daughter: Ilyasah Shabazz at 7 p.m., Lory Student Center, North Ballroom.
  • Pillow Talk: “Mama Ruby” by Mary Monroe; book discussion at 9 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
Feb. 27
  • Movie Mondays: “The Help” at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
Feb. 28
  • Real Talk: “The Help”- Exploitive or Respectful Toward Black Women at 4 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 204.
  • A Night in Harlem: Games, Magic, Music, and Light Refreshments at 7 p.m., Cherokee Park Ballroom.

Contact: Kayla Green
E-mail: kayla.green@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-7099