African American Heritage Month Calendar of Events

Missouri State University
African American Heritage Month 2012

“Then and Now: Black Women in American History”

Calendar of Events

January 31, 2012 at 7 pm:
“African American Heritage Month Kickoff Ceremony”
Missouri State University – Kentwood Hall
700 E. St. Louis Street
An overview of African American Heritage Month history, activities, and performances.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University African American Heritage Month Committee.
Contact: Charlotte Hardin at 417-836-3043 or multiculturalstudentservices@missouristate.edu

February 1-2, 2012 at 6 – 10 pm:
“Tunnel of Oppression”
Missouri State University – Wells House Lobby/Basement
An interactive program demonstrating various forms of discrimination and oppression, followed by a debriefing discussion.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Residence Hall Association.
Contact: Dr. Denise Baumann at 417-836-5838 or ResidenceLife@missouristate.edu

February 2, 2012 at 7 pm:

Guest Speaker Dr. Susan Burch:“Unspeakable: A Dialogue on Race and Disability” Missouri State University – Carrington Hall 208/Auditorium

In this Diversity Dialogue event, Dr. Susan Burch (Middlebury College) will share from her book Unspeakable: The Life Story of Junius Wilson. Wilson (1908-2001), spent seventy-six years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including six in the criminal insane ward. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. But he was deaf and black in the Jim Crow South. Unspeakable offers us an opportunity to reflect on powerful forces that shape American identity, and community, historically and today.

Reception and book signing after presentation.

Contact: Katheryne Staeger-Wilson at 417-836-4192 or DRC@missouristate.edu

February 6, 2012 at 7 pm:
“African American Read-In: Storytelling”
Drury University – Diversity Center (Corner of Washington and Brower)
An evening of poetry, music, and stories written and composed by African American authors.
Sponsored by the African American Read-In Committee
Contact: Dr. Grace Jackson-Brown at 417-836-4547 or Gjackson-Brown@missouristate.edu

February 7, 2012:
National Black AIDS Awareness Day

Free HIV/AIDS, STD, Hepatitis C Testing

–10 AM – 2 PM Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union 308C

–5 PM – 7 PM Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union 315C

“HIV/AIDS in the Black Community” presented by Stephanie Washington

–7 PM Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union 312AB

Sponsored by Association of Black Collegians
Contact: Tony Hines at 417-836-5334 or Tony100@live.missouristate.edu

February 8, 2012 at 6 pm:
“LGBT and African American Communities Forum – Part II”
A discussion regarding the challenges facing both communities in affirming one another.
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union 315
Sponsored by Spectrum and Association of Black Collegians
Contact: Tony Hines at 417-836-5334 or Tony100@live.missouristate.edu

February 8 and 12, 2012 at 9 pm:
FILM: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide…. When the Rainbow is Enuf”
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union Theatre
A film regarding the challenges, struggles, and personal growth of African American women.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Student Activities Council.
Contact: Tara Benson at 417-836-4386 or StudentEngagement@missouristate.edu

February 10-11, 2012 at 7:30 pm and February 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm:
THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide….When the Rainbow is Enuf”
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union Theatre
A theatrical production illustrating the challenges, struggles, and personal growth of African American women. Reception and discussion to follow Sunday, February 12th Performance. Tickets: MSU students free but advanced ticket required. Other students/seniors $12, Adults $14
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Theatre Department.
Contact Dr. Bob Willenbrink at 417-836-4400 or TheatreandDance@missouristate.edu

February 13, 2012 at 3 pm and February 14, 2012 at 6 pm:
“Trip to Dr. MLK Monument: Discussion and Planning Meetings”
An opportunity to provide input and gather information on plans for an educational and entertaining trip to the MLK Monument in Washington, DC during Fall 2012.
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union 315C
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Multicultural Resource Center
Contact Natasha Winston at 417-836-5517 or NatashaWinston@missouristate.edu

February 15, 2012 at 7 pm:
Presentation by Dr. Angela Hornsby-Gutting, MSU History Department
“Nannie Helen Burroughs and the Fight for Racial Justice”
Missouri State University – Glass Hall 102
Burroughs (1879-1961) was a prominent educator, an important civil rights and women’s rights activist, and a noted figure in the National Baptist Convention.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University African American Studies Program.
Contact Dr. Matthew Calihman at 417-836-5107 or MatthewCalihman@missouristate.edu

February 16, 2012 at 12 Noon:
Brown Bag Lunch:“Women & Girls Lead Film Screening—Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock”
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union 313
As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis — pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself. Unconventional, revolutionary, and egotistical, Daisy Bates reaped the rewards of instant fame, but paid dearly for it.

Sponsored by the Missouri State University Office of Multicultural Student Services and Ozarks Public Television.

Contact Kelly Barnts at 417-836-3043 or KellyBarnts@missouristate.edu

February 16, 2012 at 7 pm:
“Plays and Poets…”
Missouri State University – Kentwood Hall Crystal Room – 700 E. St. Louis Street
An evening of one-acts, poetry, and spoken word featuring professional performers and representatives from the campus community.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Association of Black Collegians.
Contact Tony Hines at 417-836-5334 or Tony100@live.missouristate.edu

February 21, 2012 at 7 pm:
“The State of Black College Students”
presented by Dr. Darryl Scriven  
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union
A documentary and discussion exploring various aspects of college life through the lens of African American students.

Sponsored by the Missouri State University African American Heritage Month Committee.

Contact:  Charlotte Hardin at 417-836-3043 or multiculturalstudentservices@missouristate.edu

 

February 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm:
“Soul Bowl”
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union/Level One Game Center
An evening of bowling, billiards, and big fun including soul music and refreshments.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Student Activities Council.
Contact: Tara Benson at 417-836-4386 or StudentEngagement@missouristate.edu

February 28, 2012 at 12 noon
“Guest Speaker – Dr. Debbye Turner”
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union Theatre
A conversation with former Miss America and national news media personality.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Student Activities Council.
Contact: Tara Benson at 417-836-4386 or StudentEngagement@missouristate.edu

February 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm:
“Ballet Memphis”
Missouri State University – Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
A showcase of culture and diversity expressed through collaborations with hip-hop dancers, urban poets, rap artists, jazz orchestras, and gospel choirs.
Admission is $16 – $26.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
Contact: Enoch Morris at 417-836-7678 or MissouriStateTix@missouristate.edu

March 3, 2012 at 6 pm:
“Battle on the Yard Step Show
Gillioz Theatre
325 E. Park Central East
An evening of music, dance, and lots of stepping featuring various chapters of the divine nine historically Black fraternities and sororities.
Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Multicultural Student Recruitment Team and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Contact: Manny Chapman at 314-698-6449 or emmanuelchapman@missouristate.edu

March 4, 2012 at 4 pm:
“Gospel Extravaganza”
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union Theatre
A gospel concert featuring the MSU Gospel Choir, as well as other collegiate and community choirs.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Gospel Choir.
Contact: Ramon Bates at 417-836-5652 or rbates@missouristate.edu

March 12, 2012 at 7 pm:
Guest Speaker – Heidi W. Durrow presents: “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Missouri State University – Plaster Student Union Theatre
A presentation exploring issues of race, identity, and multiculturalism.
Reception and book-signing immediately following the presentation.
Sponsored by the Missouri State University Women’s History Month Committee.
Contact: Stephanie Norander at 417-836-4106 or StephanieNorander@missouristate.edu

*All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted
*Participants with disabilities who may not be able to fully participate because of the instructional format or design of the program may request an accommodation by contacting the Disability Resource Center at your earliest convenience, 417.836.4192
*Missouri State University is an EO/AA Institution

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