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Black History Month 2018

An exciting calendar of events including lectures, dinner and other activities, is underway as Arkansas State University celebrates Black History Month, Feb. 1-28.


Thursday, February 1, 11:00 AM

Black History Month Kick-Off

The Multicultural Center will be hosting the Black History Month Kick-Off at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Reng Student Union. During the event, participants will learn the Black History Month 2018 theme, facts about Black history, and will receive an overview of upcoming events for the month. Cake and punch will also be served.

Location: Student Union
Room: First Floor

Thursday, February 1, 11:00 AM

Black Student Association Birthday Celebration

The Black Student Association will be celebrating 49 years on the A-State campus. Come enjoy cake and punch with BSA!

Location: Student Union
Room: First Floor

Thursday, February 1, 06:00 PM

Black History Month Panel

The Multicultural Center will host a panel discussion Thursday, February 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room (Third Floor of Student Union). Tis event will be a panel discussion with guest panelists from across campus. We hope to have an active and open dialogue about the origins of Black History Month and why it is still celebrated.

Location: Student Union
Room: Mockingbird Room

Friday, February 2, 06:00 PM

AKA Pink Goes Red

The Eta Upsilon and Kappa Nu Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are hosting a "Pink Goes Red" collaborative workout in support of the American Heart Association. There will be a "Mixxed Fit & Sumba" class, as well as a "Turbo Kick" class. The class will start at 6;00 p.m. at the Microsociety Elementary School. It is asked that guests will bring donations of Pop-tarts, Ravioli, Ramen Noodles, packaged crackers, breakfast bars, or individual microwaveable mac and cheese, as all donations will be donated to the Microsociety Food Backpack Program.

Location: Other
Other: Microsociety Elementary School, 1110 W. Washington Ave., Jonesboro AR

Tuesday, February 6, 05:00 PM

Sorting Out Race Exhibit, Panel Discussion

Come experience the "Sorting Out Race" exhibit and then participate in a panel discussion on racial stereotyping led by Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dr. Sandra Combs, and Dr. Lillie Fears.

Location: Museum

Wednesday, February 7, 11:00 AM

HIV/AIDS Awareness

Minorities in Healthcare Professions will host an HIV/AIDS Awareness table to inform the A-State community about this autoimmune disease and healthy practices to prevent HIV/AIDS.

Location: Student Union
Room: Open Court

Wednesday, February 7, 06:00 PM

Speaker Ayana Gregory

Daughter of the Struggle is an intimate journey, with powerful stories and transformative songs, into the life of legendary Dick Gregory and the family that loves him. This one-woman show in the Student Union auditorium will take audiences on an inspiring journey to self-discovery and true purpose.

Location: Student Union
Room: Auditorium

Friday, February 9, 06:00 PM

Annual Soul Food Dinner

Join the Strong-Turner Alumni Association Chapter and the A-State Multicultural Center for the annual Soul Food Dinner. It will be an evening of great food and fellowship.

Location: Military Science

Monday, February 12, 12:00 PM

Fake News, Wokeness, and the Black Lives Matter Movement

The Office of Diversity, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Office, and the Multicultural Center will host Speaker Mark Hayes for a lunch and learn event titled "Fake News, Wokeness, and the Black Lives Matter Movement".

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/MpenRr8vVNpo1Ib43

Location: Centennial Hall

Monday, February 12, 07:08 PM

AKA Black History Trivia

The Eta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., is hosting a Black History Trivia and Game Night. There will be facts about historic African Americans, as well as some fun games centered around the classic and typical African American life.

Location: Other
Other: Collegiate Park Clubhouse

Tuesday, February 13, 07:00 PM

What it Means to be a Black Woman

The Eta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is hosting a panel and open discussion about what it means to be a Black woman.

Location: Student Union
Room: Multicultural Center

Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 AM

Living Black History Museum

Students at Arkansas State University are bringing Black History to life with a live museum for Black History Month. There will be representations of icons and moments that are near and dear to Black culture, as well as A-State Black culture.

Location: Student Union
Room: Open Court

Monday, February 19, 11:00 AM

BSA Cake & Punch

BSA will be celebrating 49 years on A-State campus. Come enjoy cake and punch with BSA.

Location: Student Union
Room: First Floor

Tuesday, February 20, 05:00 PM

ASU Museum, Black History Month lecture: Gabriel Tait, 'In Search of a Midwife: Changing Times'

Come hear Dr. Gabriel Tait's lecture, "In Search of a Midwife: Changing Times," and stay for lively conversation and refreshments.

In honor of Black History Month, Arkansas State University Museum will host a delightful evening of lecture, conversation, and delicious refreshments.

The evening will begin as Assistant Professor of Multi-Media Journalism, Dr. Gabriel Tait, introduces his subject, “In Search of a Midwife: Changing Times.” Following the lecture, visitors will participate in a discussion concerning midwifery in the African American experience.

Refreshments will be served. Each recipe is borrowed from African American tradition and history. 

ASU Museum is located in the west wing of Dean B. Ellis Library, 320 University Loop Circle.

For more details contact Curator of Education, Jill Kary, jkary@astate.edu or 870-972-2074.

Location: Museum
Room: Auditorium

Tuesday, February 20, 07:00 PM

BSA All Black Affair

BSA hosts their annual Formal event, "The All Black Affair." This event is dedicated to BSA members with dancing, awards, and a keynote speaker.

Location: Centennial Hall

Wednesday, February 21, 06:00 PM

BSA Family Feud

The Black Student Association will host a "Family Feud" style game where two teams will compete to name the most popular responses to a survey question for prizes.

Location: Student Union
Room: Mockingbird Room

Thursday, February 22, 06:00 PM

What a Man/Woman Wants

The Black Student Association will host a panel discussion on relationships from the perspective of men and women.

Location: Student Union
Room: White River Room

Friday, February 23, 02:00 PM

BSA Community Service Event

The Black Student Association's Black History Month volunteer activity will be held at A-State Childhood Services.

Location: Other
Other: A-State Childhood Services

Friday, February 23, 06:00 PM

BSA Insecure Series

The Black Student Association hosts a movie night. Bring friends and watch one of the top rated shows on HBO Insecure.

Location: Humanities & Social Sciences
Room: 1028

Monday, February 26, 06:00 PM

SGA Dear A-State "Race Relations"

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Location: Student Union
Room: Black River Room

Tuesday, February 27, 07:00 PM

BHM Keynote: Hip Hop as a Tool for Social Activism

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Location: Centennial Hall

Wednesday, February 28, 07:00 PM

Omega Psi Phi Jeopardy

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Location: Student Union
Room: Black River Room