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Black Heritage Month 2015 Schedule 

Monday, February 2

Kickoff Celebration

Meridian Ballroom

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

The Kickoff program will include introductions of minority organization's Presidents, a performance by Zu Zu African Acrobats, and the SIUE Gospel Choir will lead the singing of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Tuesday, February 3

Ferguson Art Gallery Exhibit

Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.m.

Come see an exhibit of photography taken by Christian Lee of photos from Ferguson protests. 

Wednesday, February 4

Networking 101

Goshen Lounge

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

Need help building your resume? Need your resume critiqued or just simply have questions about interviewing and networking? Stop by to get help with building your resume or have your resume critiqued from the Career Development Center staff. Learn tips for interviews, networking events, and get a free professional headshot for you to keep.

Thursday, February 5

2nd Annual Jazz and Poetry Night

Meridian Ballroom

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Special evening celebrating jazz music. There will be live jazz performances, spoken word, poetry, and free food! 

Friday, February 6

13th Annual Parti Gras

Student Fitness Center

7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun Mardi Gras fun! There will be FREE food, casino games (like roulette, black jack, and slot machines), tons of prizes, lots of Mardi Gras beads, and more!

Tuesday, February 10

Cougar Craze: Picket Signs for Peace

Goshen Lounge

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Stop by and make a poster demonstrating peace with your favorite quote, your own statement, or picture exemplifying that you promote for peace. Signs will be displayed in the Free Speech Zone in the Quad for the month of February. 

SIUE Gospel Choir: Gospel Explosion

Meridian Ballroom

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come out and enjoy a night filled with worship and praise through singing with the SIUE Gospel Choir. There will also be performances by SIUE Anointed Mime Ministries and various other artists from the St. Louis Metro Area. 

Wednesday, February 11

Sankofa with a Twist!

Goshen Lounge

12:00 p.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."

Tap Dancing without Shoes featuring Rick Daniels

Conference Center, Morris University Center

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy the lecture about the history of stepping through the years and through the perspective of different cultures as well as its impact on Greek life. 

Thursday, February 12

Movie: The Children's March

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Illinois Room, Morris University Center

The Children's March is a short documentary film about the Birmingham civil rights marches. 

Health and Cultural Fair

Goshen Lounge

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

Free health screenings and evaluations, learn how to improve your health, and check out various vendors from the Edwardsville and St. Louis Metro Area.

Friday, February 13

Movie Marathon

Science East Auditorium 1105

First movie: Beyond the Lights

Second movie: Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

Come check out a movie marathon from 6pm-10pm in the Science East Auditorium showing Beyond the Lights first and then stay for the movie Mandela Long Walk to Freedom. There will be FREE popcorn and beverages to those who attend the first movie!

Wednesday, February 18

Networking 201: Dress for Success Fashion Show

Goshen Lounge

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

Come out and enjoy a fashion show to not only show you how to dress, but also the do's and don'ts of the business professional world. There will be prizes and giveaways throughout the show.

Student Variety Show

Meridian Ballroom

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come watch SIUE students as they take their turn on stage showcasing their singing, dancing, poetic, and musical talents.

Thursday, February 19

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Illinois Room, Morris University Center

Part 1: Promises Betrayed

Part 2: Fighting Back

A landmark four-part series, THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement.

Friday, February 20

12 Years a Slave Showing and Panel

Science East Auditorium 1105

Come to a viewing of this award winning film and participate in a panel discussion afterwards.

Saturday, February 21

Africa Night

Meridian Ballroom

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

Wednesday, February 25

Taste of Culture

Come taste some FREE delicious food from black cultures

12pm in the Goshen Lounge

United We Stand: Love Yourself to Love Your Neighbor featuring Rob Hill Sr. (the Heart Healer)

Meridian Ballroom

7:00 p.m.

Come hear a motivational lecture about ending violence in today's world by first loving yourself so that you can love your neighbor. Rob Hill Sr. will deliver an inspirational and heart moving lecture about healing the heart and the community from the recent tragedies that have overwhelmed the nation.

Thursday, February 26

Movie: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow parts 3 & 4

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Illinois Room, Morris University Center

Part 3: Don't Shout Too Soon

Part 4: Terror and Triumph

A landmark four-part series, THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement.

Networking 301: Ready to Mingle

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Conference Center, Morris University Center

 

 

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Contact the Kimmel Leadership Center at 618.650.2686 for additional information.

All events are subject to change.

Black Heritage Month is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

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