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Black Heritage Month 2016 Schedule 

Monday, February 1

Kickoff Celebration

MUC Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m.. -2:00 p.m..

The Kickoff program will include remarks from Dr. Vanessa Brown, an exhibit of influential African Americans, and the SIUE Gospel Choir will lead the singing of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Wednesday, February 3

Career Headshots & Info

MUC Meeting Room A

11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 4

Black OUTS

Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m.. - 2:00 p.m..

Monday, February 8

Black Girlz Don’t Cut

MUC Conference Center

7:00 p.m.

Towana shares her story of past abuse and recovery to encourage women to get help and head towards wholeness and wellness. Cosponsored by Black Girls Rock.

Tuesday, February 9

Networking Event 

MUC Conference Center

5:30 p.m.. - 7:00 p.m..

Come practice your networking skills with employers and alumni! Workshop presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.. with a practice networking reception afterwards. Sponsored by the Career Development Center. 

Wednesday, February 10

Cougar Craze: 

Goshen Lounge

12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m..

Come out and create your own Sankofa bird. The Sankofa bird is a symbol in the Ghana culture that means "take what is good from the past, learn from it, and use it to move forward to a brighter future." Students will also be able to decorate phone cases with Kente designs while also learning the meaning of Kente patterns and designs.

Saturday February 13

Cougar Kids Saturday

MUC Meeting Room A

11:30 a.m.

Bobby Norfolk is a three time Emmy award winning African-American storyteller and author from St. Louis who specializes in family entertainment and educational programs. He travels the world offering storytelling performances, history programs, workshops, and keynotes for youth and adults. His multi-cultural shows feature themes such as character education, Black Studies, cultural diversity, history, camping themes, Halloween tales, and musical shows.* *Tickets on sale at the MUC info desk**

Monday, February 15

I'm Just Not that Into You

MUC Conference Center

7:00 p.m..

Tuesday, February 16

Back To Our Roots

MUC Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m..

Wednesday, February 17

Hair Expo

MUC Meridian Ballroom

6:30 p.m..

Thursday, February 18

Taste of Soul

MUC Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m.. 

Come taste some FREE delicious food from black cultures.

Friday, February 19 

Pajama Jam Movie Night: CREED

Science East Auditorium 1105

There will be FREE snacks and beverages to those who attend the movie!

Saturday, February 20

Africa Night

Meridian Ballroom

Come see performances, taste African food, and learn about the African culture!

Monday, February 22

History of Black Poetry & Music

Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m.. - 2:00 p.m..

Tuesday, February 23

I am Presentation

Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m.. - 3:00 p.m..

Wednesday, February 24 

Kings and Queens of Comedy

MUC Meridian Ballroom

7:30 p.m..

Friday, February 26

Soul Expressions: Poetry Slam

MUC Meeting Room A

7:00 p.m..

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Contact the Kimmel Student Involvement Center at 618.650.2686 for additional information.

All events are subject to change.

Black Heritage Month is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).

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