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Events celebrate Black History Month

Article Published: Feb. 6 | Modified: Feb. 6
Events celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, student organizations at Appalachian State University will host programs that challenge thoughts on racism, as well as uplift the black community.

The public is invited to all events, which run through 26.

The celebration includes Black Cinema Sundays at 7 p.m. in Greenbrier Theatre of Plemmons Student Union.

“Higher Learning” will be shown Feb. 9, with “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes” Feb.16 and “The Great Debaters” Feb. 23. The films are presented by the Black Student Association.

A book club reading of “Beloved” by novelist Toni Morrison will be presented on Thursdays by the Order of Black & Gold. Reading and discussion will be held at 6 p.m. The location on Feb. 6 and 13 will be Whitewater Cafe in Plemmons Student Union. On Feb. 20 and 27, the book club will meet in the student union’s Beacon Heights Room.

The Mr. Ivy Pageant, presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will be held Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom.

The Hair Affair, presented by Ladies Elite, will be held Feb. 12, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Plemmons Student Union’s Whitewater Café.

Entropy dance troupe presents “Hip Hop: More than Music & Dancing” Feb. 15 at noon in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

A Reverse Racism Panel Discussion will be presented by Minority Women’s Leadership Circle Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Price Lake Room of Plemmons Student Union.

A screening of the film, “My Masculinity Helps,” followed by discussion, will be held Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the student union’s Parkway Ballroom. This event is also part of the Multicultural Student Development Diversity Lecture Series.

A Black History Wax Museum will be presented by the National Pan-Hellenic Council Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the student union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

The Black Student Association hosts its annual blood drive Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom.

Contact tables in Plemmons Student Union will be “Roses for the Youth,” presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. through Feb. 13, from 11 to 2 p.m., and “Chocolates for Charity,” presented by Ladies Elite, Feb. 12 to 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about these events, contact the ASU Office of Multicultural Student Development at (828) 262-6158.

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