Celebrating Black History Month

CSUF Organizations Host Public Lectures, Film Screenings, Concert

Cal State Fullerton celebrates Black History Month with various events, including film screening, lectures, a concert and panel discussion. All events are open to the public.

Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831, unless otherwise noted

Feb. 10
Noon-1 p.m.   —  CSUF Women’s Center presents “Corroboration or Parroting: Lyrical Usages Among Mixed Gender Vocal Groups, 1950s-1970s,” a free lecture by musicologist Stan L. Breckenridge, a CSUF alumnus and lecturer of Afro-ethnic studies. Room 225, Clayes Performing Arts Center

Feb. 15
7-10 p.m.  —  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. presents “Battle of the Sexes,” a trivia game open to anyone who stops by. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to participate. Gabrieleno Room, Titan Student Union

Feb. 19
8 p.m.  —  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Earth, Wind & Fire headlines Cal State Fullerton’s Front & Center 2011 for an evening in sync with the Grammy-winning group’s hit single “Let’s Groove.” Tickets range from $39.50 to $89.50 for arena concert seating at the Honda Center and can be purchased online.

Feb. 21
Noon  —  CSUF’s African American Resource Center invites the public to tour the center, get to know its staff and find out about its services. Room 222, Humanities-Social Sciences Building

Feb. 22
10 a.m.-6 p.m.  —  CSUF African American Resource Center presents “Black Movie Day,” featuring such films as “Glory” with Denzel Washington, “Coming to America” and “Eve’s Bayou.” Free. Room 222, Humanities-Social Sciences Building

Feb. 22
8-10 p.m.  —  Divine Servants student club presents “Sunday’s Best,” a free talent competition open to the public. Contestants already signed up will recite poetry, sing, dance and act. To register, entrants are invited to send an e-mail to divineservants@gmail.com. Titan Theater, Titan Student Union

Feb. 23
Noon -2 p.m.  —  CSUF African American Resource Center hosts the Black Student Organizations Expo. Student groups will offer information about their organizations. Room 222, Humanities-Social Sciences Building

Feb. 24
Noon  —  CSUF African American Resource Center and the Black Student Union present “What Black History Means to Me,” a reflection wall. Visitors will be encouraged to contribute their thoughts about black history on a wall that later will be on display in the center. Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union

Feb. 24
8:30 p.m.  —  CSUF student group Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness and the Brother’s Movement, a student group from Cal Poly Pomona, host the fourth annual “Why I Love Black Women” honorary celebration and ceremony. The formal dinner event is free and open to all women. For their volunteer service and leadership on campus and in their communities, three women will be honored and presented with awards. To reserve a seat, e-mail csufapac@gmail.com. Portola Pavilion, Titan Student Union.

Feb. 25
11 a.m.-noon — L’Heureux Lewis, a scholar and activist in education, youth, culture and public policy will be the featured speaker as part of the President's Scholars and Council of Honors speaker series. Lewis is an assistant professor of sociology, Black studies and public policy at the City College of New York. Gabrielino Room, Titan Student Union. For more information, contact Deanna Merino-Contino, 657-278-7418, dmerino@fullerton.edu.

Feb. 28
7 p.m.  —  CSUF student group Christ Our Redeemer North hosts “Racial Matters,” a free panel discussion on race and racial issues. Panelists include Andre Coleman, author of “Blackbirds”; Salim Faraji, professor of Africana studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills; and CSUF student Ashley Fortini. Tuffree Room, Titan Student Union


Available from the African American Resource Center at 657-278-3146 or online http://hss.fullerton.edu/aarc.

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