CSU, Chico News

Black History Month Features Varied Events

Date: 02-04-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

A wide array of educational and entertainment events highlight Black History Month at California State University, Chico.

One of the featured activities includes a special showing Feb. 17 in the BMU Auditorium of the film “Stompin,” whose producer and writer is CSU, Chico alum Deion Reid. Well-known actor Sinbad, a member of the cast, is scheduled to be at the showing.

Black History Month will also feature an event educating campus community members about HIV/AIDS. Butte County Public Health Department is a co-sponsor.

The month’s events kicked off Saturday evening with a Harlem Renaissance Rent Party in Harlen Adams Theatre hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center.

A schedule of upcoming events is below. For more information, contact Tray Robinson, CSU, Chico diversity coordinator, at 898-4764 or trobinson@csuchico.edu.

Feb. 5: “Killer of Sheep,” directed by Charles Burnett
Ayres 106 at 7:30 pm

Feb. 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Education and Testing
Siskiyou Hall and Glen Hall 11 am – 4 pm

Feb. 15: Kappa Alpha Psi’s 2nd Annual Set it Off II Dance Competition and Fashion Show
BMU Ballroom at 6 pm – 9 pm

Feb. 17: “Stompin” staring Sinbad, produced and written by CSU, Chico alum Deion Reid ~ will include a premier showing of the movie, stomp performance and talk with the actors. BMU Ballroom at 6 pm. Tickets available at the University Box Office

Feb. 19: “My Brother’s Wedding,” directed by Charles Burnett
Ayres 106 at 7:30 pm

Feb. 20: Conversations on Diversity – “In Search of the ‘African’ in African-American”
BMU 210 at noon

Feb. 29: National Poetry Slam Competition
BMU Common Grounds at 7 pm
Free Admission

Feb. 29: Lady Smith Black Mambazo presented by Chico Performances
Laxson Auditorium at 7:30 pm
Tickets available at the University Box Office

During February:
Artworks provided by Professor Marion Epting – BMU Second Floor
AS Bookstore – 20% off books related to Black Culture
Black History Educational Displays – Meriam Library Second Floor