SSU Observes Black History Month in February

protest2.jpgSonoma State University celebrates Black History Month in February with lectures, films, performing artists, dance classes for SSU students, music performances, comedy showcases, and much more.

Sponsorship of Black History Month events has been provided by Black Scholars United, the School of Social Sciences, the Multicultural Center, Associated Student Productions, and the Women's and Gender Studies Department Queer Studies Lecture Series.

The schedule of events includes:

Monday, Feb. 3: Hip Hop Dance Workshop, Niagara Studio, Center from 9-10 p.m. - InMotion(Rec Center) and ASP offer free hip hop classes throughout the month with eclectic dance instructors both professional and student instructors every class is designed to teach students a different style of hip hop.

Tuesday, Feb. 4: Nooner, 12-1 p.m., Darwin Quad. Jazz band featuring student talent "Dirty Chair."  

Tuesday, Feb. 4: Black History Month Film Series - True Colors & Mistaken Identity, 7 p.m. Ives 101. Clips from TV series that have conflicts pertaining to racism, acceptance of oneself or reflects on points in history. 


Monday, Feb. 10: Black History Month Film Series - Gots to Get a J-O-B and Fight the Good Fight, 7 p.m., Ives 101.  

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Hip Hop Dance Workshop, Niagara Studio, Rec Center,  9 -10 p.m.  

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Black History Month Film Series-  Imitation of Life, 7 p.m. Ives 101. 

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Hip Hop Dance Workshops Workshop Niagara Studio in the Rec Center from 9-10 p.m.  

Thursday, Feb. 20: Black Business Forum, 7-9 p.m., Ballroom D, Student Center. The Black Business Forum is an opportunity to connect students with Black business owners and professionals in the community. Students will have the opportunity to hear campus guests speak about their educational and professional journeys. The event will also give students a chance to network and learn more about the importance of education within the Black community.  

Tuesday, Feb. 25: An Evening with Rev. Jarrett Maupin (above), 7 p.m., location TBA. Rev. Maupin is the current civil rights leader in Arizona who has involved himself with the incident at Arizona State University and fraternity TKE chapter involving a racist party on Martin Luther King Jr. day. Rev. Maupin has pushed for more serious consequences for the chapter and individuals involved in order to send the message that actions like these are no longer acceptable in our society.   

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Black History Month Film Series:  Fruitvale Station & Return of the King, 7 p.m., Ives 101

Thursday, Feb. 27: Becoming Seawolves United Festival in Seawolf Plaza(area between the Rec Center and New Student center) from 12-2 p.m. In order to promote unity and peace between all students at SSU, ASP in collaboration with MECHA and the Black Scholars United is hosting a festival to rally students to "step out of their on social bubble" and meet new people, clubs and organizations on campus. 


Friday, Feb. 28: Black History Month Closing Showcase, 6 p.m., Ives 101. Black Scholars United hosts their closing showcase with a night of laughs, entertainment, music, poetry and games.

Friday, Feb. 28: Hip Hop Dance Workshop, Niagara Studio, Rec Center, 9-10 p.m. 

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