Campus Events Planned for Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 01-27-2016

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Tray Robinson, Director
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
530-898-4764

California State University, Chico will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of events, beginning with a screening and discussion of the 2015 war film “Beasts of No Nation” on Wednesday, Feb. 3.  

Black History Month is a celebration of black culture and the achievements of black Americans throughout history. This year’s events at CSU, Chico are sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, Prime Time Productions, Associated Students Productions and the Butte County Public Health Department. 

The University’s other events include free HIV testing and a rally for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. A complete schedule for Black History Month is below.

Feb. 3: “Beasts of No Nation”
Film and discussion
7 p.m., Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Room 203

Feb. 11: Free HIV testing
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Breezeway between Glenn and Siskiyou halls

Feb. 17: “I am a black, gay Christian—and I know God loves me”
Panelist discussion with Tray Robinson, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Pedro Douglas, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
12 p.m., BMU 210 

Feb. 19: “Dope”
Film and discussion
5-7 p.m., BMU Auditorium

Feb. 26: #BlackLivesMatter rally
5-7 p.m., Selvester’s Café by the Creek

For more information about Black History Month events, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 530-898-4764 or visit www.csuchico.edu/diversity. For questions about or assistance with accessibility, please contact the campus Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959 seven days prior to the event.

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