Friday, January 26, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
- Rosa Parks

Black History Month - Special Edition

 
Black History Month

The following special events have been scheduled in celebration of Black History Month at Drexel University. For additional events that may be added throughout the month, visit the Black History On-Demand Web site at http://www.drexel.edu/studentlife/blackhistory/bh_events.htm.


Thursday and Friday, February 1 and 2

African American Art and Book Show and Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Klahr Lobby, New College Building (15th and Vine Streets)
Featuring renowned artists Calvin Massey, Bob Jefferson and Hakim's Bookstore. Sponsored by Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Saturday, February 3

Black History Month Fashion Show
6 p.m. | Main Auditorium (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Fashion, accessories, music, dance and vendors will sell their merchandise in the Great Court. Open to the public. Admission is $3. Sponsored by National Association of Black Accountants, Beta Phi Sigma, CYPHA, Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Monday, February 5

Black and Jewish Discussion
Noon | University Club, 6th Floor, MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Ann C. Lebowitz, Esq. and Charles J. Grant, Esq. will discuss the relationship between Blacks and Jews in American history. A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by Hillel, CEO, Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Thursday, February 8

Academic Bistro
Noon | Academic Building (33rd and Arch Streets)
Caribbean-inspired menu in honor of Black History Month. Call Adrienne Hall at 215-895-5872 to reserve a table. Sponsored by Department of Hospitality Studies and National Society of Minorities in Hospitality.

Sunday, February 11

An Evening of African American Music
5 p.m. | Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Sponsored by the Drexel Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble.

Monday, February 12

Exhibition of African Art
Until March 30 |
Rincliffe Gallery, 3rd floor, Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
From the collection of Dr. George L. Starks, Jr., professor of music,
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Tuesday, February 13

Arpeggio Jazz and Music Ensemble
5:30 p.m. | Geary Auditorium B, New College Building (15th and Vine Streets)
Followed by a soul food buffet. Sponsored by Student Life & Multicultural Programs. Free and open to the public.

Screening of The Healing Passages by S. Sharp Pearl
A creative artist discusses the wounds experienced during and after the voyage within the middle passages of ships sailing from Africa.
7 p.m. | Community Education Center Meetinghouse Theater (3500 Lancaster Avenue)
Sponsored by Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Thursday, February 15

"The Equiano Story: Great Britain's Frederick Douglas"
Presenters: Arthur Torrington, OBE, Richard Reddie, and Katrina Browne.
10 a.m. | Living Arts Lounge, adjacent to Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Sponsored by College of Arts and Science, Africana Studies, CEO, Student Life & Multicultural Programs
.

"A Conversation with Arthur Torrington, OBE, Richard Reddie, Katrina Browne"
Two 15-minute presentations and a 15-minute film clip with Q&A.
4 p.m. | Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, 3rd Floor, Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Reception to follow program in the Rincliffe Gallery. Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies, CEO, Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Friday, February 16

Screening of The Color Purple
Featuring Danny Glover and Whoopi Goldberg.
5 p.m. | Ruth Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall (33rd and Market Streets)
Sponsored by Women's Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 16, 17 & 18

Chaka Fattah Conference on Higher Education
This free conference will feature speakers, panels, workshops and information on educational opportunities for graduate school. The conference begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel (17th & Race Streets). For information call 215-472-2500. Sponsored by Educational Advancement Alliance, Inc.

Tuesday, February 20

African American Down-Home Soul Food Dinner
5 p.m. | Handschumacher Dining Center (Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets)
Sponsored by Sodexho, Student Life & Multicultural Programs
.

Wednesday, February 21

Reading from: Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910 (Duke University Press)
Kali N. Gross, Ph.D.
7 p.m. | Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, 3rd Floor, Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Sponsored by College of Arts and Science, Africana Studies Program.

"Strengthening the Pipeline: Critical Factors for Successful Leaders"
Panelists from some of America's leading corporations.
7:30 p.m. | University Club, 6th Floor, MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Sponsored by National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Steinbright Career Development Center.

Thursday, February 22

Black History Month Speaker and Dinner
Featuring Omar Tyree, author, publisher and motivational speaker.
7:30 p.m. | Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets)
Free (two tickets per undergraduate with ID at the Campus Activities Board). Sponsored by Campus Activities Board and Black Student Union
.

Tuesday, February 27

Rafiki Awards Recognition Luncheon
Noon | Living Arts Lounge, adjacent to Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets)
Sponsored by Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Wednesday, February 28

Screening of Bamboozled, followed by a discussion on black filmmaking
Featuring Damon Wayans, Savion Glover and Tommy Davidson.
7 p.m. | Ruth Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall (33rd and Market Streets)
Sponsored by Drexel African Student Association, Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

Friday, March 2

Screening of Bamboozled, A Spike Lee Joint
Featuring Damon Wayans, Savion Glover and Tommy Davidson.
7 p.m. | Geary Auditorium B, New College Building (15th and Vine Streets)
Sponsored by Student Life & Multicultural Programs.

For more information, contact Joe Casey at 215-762-8271 or joseph.casey@drexel.edu.

Approved under the authority of Philip Terranova, Vice President for University Relations

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