Cultural Events Mark Black History Month at CSUDH

February is Black History Month. Be a part of the celebration and discover some of the significant ways that black leaders, visionaries, scientists, innovators, authors, and artists have contributed to society. Below is a list of several entertaining and informative events taking place on campus throughout the month.

Schedule is subject to change. Please confirm each event before attending. There is no charge to attend events, unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday | Feb. 4

MLK Symposium flyer8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium
Presented by Department of Africana Studies, M. Keith Claybrook, lecturer of Africana studies, will lead a discussion on the symposium’s theme “Toward Our Renaissance: Moving Together in Solidarity and with Purpose” in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
For more information, call (310) 243-3327.
Loker Student Union | 4-5:30 p.m.

 

Thursday | Feb. 6

Lecture: “Africa in the 21st Century: Initiatives, Challenges, and Opportunities”
Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUDH, Munashe Furusa, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, will address initiatives, challenges and opportunities for Africa’s development in the 21st century and the extent to which Africa is meeting challenges of developing its individual countries and is taking advantage of opportunities that the continent offers to successfully become a “continent of science and development.”
For more information, visit www.csudh.edu/olli.
College of Extended and International Education, Room EE-1218 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

BHM Opening flyerBlack History Month Opening Ceremony
Presented by the Department of Africana Studies and the Multicultural Center, the ceremony, themed “Toward A Global Renaissance,” will be preceded by a march on campus grounds. Everyone is encouraged to participate! Arrive on the East Walkway in front of the gym at 5:15 p.m. The march will begin at 5:30 and travel to Loker Student Union to kick off the opening ceremony.
For more information, call (310) 243-3327.
Loker Student Union | 6-8 p.m.

 

Monday |Feb. 10

Influential Black Inventors and Scientists
Informative exhibits displayed in the Multicultural Center and locations throughout campus and learn about under-recognized black innovators who have made advancements that are widely used today.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519.
Multicultural Center, Loker Student Union, Room 110; Campuswide | 8 a.m.-5 p.m

 

Tuesday |Feb. 11

Influential Black Inventors and Scientists
Informative exhibits displayed in the Multicultural Center and locations throughout campus and learn about under-recognized black innovators who have made advancements that are widely used today.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519.
Multicultural Center, Loker Student Union, Room 110; Campuswide| 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday | Feb. 12

Influential Black Inventors and Scientists
Informative exhibits displayed in the Multicultural Center and locations throughout campus and learn about under-recognized black innovators who have made advancements that are widely used today.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519.
Multicultural Center, Loker Student Union, Room 110; Campuswide | 8 a.m.-5 p.m

 

Field Trip: California African American Museum
The first stop of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s field trip to Exposition Park is a docent-guided tour of the California African American Museum’s (CAAM) permanent exhibits and its current exhibits, including “Soul Stirring African American Self-Taught Artist from the South, A Memoir in Four Movements by Carmen DeLavallade and Geoffrey Holder,” and “March on Washington: A Tribute 50 Years Later.”
The next stop will be to the California Science Center, Samuel Oschin Pavilion (located adjacent to CAAM) for a guided tour of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Minimal costs apply. For more information, visit www.csudh.edu/olli.
California African American Museum | 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Thursday | Feb. 13

Influential Black Inventors and Scientists
Informative exhibits displayed in the Multicultural Center and locations throughout campus and learn about under-recognized black innovators who have made advancements that are widely used today.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519.
Multicultural Center, Loker Student Union, Room 110; Campuswide | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

“Ancient Nubian Scriptures: The Royal Writings of the Napatan and Meroitic Pharaohs”
Presented by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUDH, Salim Faraji, associate professor of Africana studies, will discuss how the inhabitants of Nubian Nile Valley left their prayers, reflections, meditations, hymns, chants and rituals literally etched in stone in the temples and pyramids of Sudan and Egypt. Considered the oldest “scriptures” in the world, these are not simply artifacts of a distant past, but a living spirituality of power that can be applied today.
For more information, visit www.csudh.edu/olli.
College of Extended and International Education, Room EE-1218 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Friday | Feb. 14

Influential Black Inventors and Scientists
Informative exhibits displayed in the Multicultural Center and locations throughout campus and learn about under-recognized black innovators who have made advancements that are widely used today.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519.
Multicultural Center, Loker Student Union, Room 110; Campuswide | 8 a.m.-5 p.m

 

Tuesday | Feb. 18

The Butler flyerAn Evening with Wil Haygood, Author of “The Butler: A Witness to History”
Toro Productions presents a lecture and book signing by Wil Haygood, whose book tells the story of Eugene Allen, a butler in the White House who served eight U.S. presidents. In 2013 it was adapted into a hit movie starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
For more information, call (310) 243-2640 or visit www.csudh.edu/lsu.
Loker Student Union Ballroom | 6-7:45 p.m.

 

Thursday |Feb. 20

Influences of Hip Hop
The Multicultural Center is hosting an event focused on the pop culture phenomenon that spans music, art, and dance. Enjoy a live performance and participate in a freestyle dance segment.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519.
Loker Student Union Ballroom A and B, Rooms 320 and 323 | 6-9 p.m.

 

Wednesday | Feb. 26

Movie: “Fruitvale Station”
Toro Productions and the Multicultural Center present a screening of the 2013 movie based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers and his controversial death at the hands of BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police.
For more information, call (310) 243-2519 or (310) 243-2640.
Loker Student Union | 4-6 p.m.

 

UnknownBlack History Month Closing Ceremony
Loker Student Union Ballroom B | 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday | Feb. 27

Movie: “Stormy Weather”
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUDH presents a screening of this 1943 American musical film, which is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an African-American cast. Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Bill Robinson, Fats Waller, Ada Brown, Katherine Dunham, Dooley Wilson, and Dizzy Gillespie form an all-star cast. Drinks and popcorn will be provided.
For more information, visit www.csudh.edu/olli.
College of Extended and International Education, Room EE- 1218 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

“Topdog/Underdog”
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Topdog/Underdog,” a play that explores deeply rooted family issues, discrimination, and repairing broken relationships as two African American brothers, Lincoln and Booth, whom after years of poverty, find themselves cheating others on the street and eventually each other.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and senior citizens.
For more ticket information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets. For other payment options, please call the box office at (310) 243-3589.
Edison Theatre | 8 p.m.
(Other dates Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8 at 8 p.m., and March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.)

 

Friday | Feb. 28

“Topdog/Underdog”
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Topdog/Underdog,” a play that explores deeply rooted family issues, discrimination, and repairing broken relationships as two African American brothers, Lincoln and Booth, whom after years of poverty, find themselves cheating others on the street and eventually each other.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and senior citizens.
For more ticket information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets. For other payment options, please call the box office at (310) 243-3589.
Edison Theatre | 8 p.m.
(Other dates Feb. 27, March 1, 7, 8 at 8 p.m., and March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.)

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