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Black Heritage Month 2019: Our Powerful Purpose

 Black Heritage Month Calendar of Events

Event Descriptions

February 1
Black Business Expo
"Stop by the Goshen Lounge to support over 20 black businesses."
Goshen Lounge
5 - 9 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board & Black Student Union
February 1
Black Heritage Month: A Musical Celebration
"Come out to see performances by the East St. Louis Center students and SIUE Gospel Choir as they kick-off the celebration of Black Heritage Month."
Meridian Ballroom
 6 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board
February 4
Black Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
"Join us as the SIUE Community commences the celebration of Black Heritage Month featuring student performances and keynote speaker, Dr. Eugene B. Redmond."
Goshen Lounge
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Black Heritage Month Campus Partner Committee
February 4
Monday Movie Night Series: Higher Learning
"Please join the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a FREE Monday Night Movie Series during the month of February. We are excited to host a series of thought provoking that explore positive contributions made by the African American community."
Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library
5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
February 5
Speak On It!
"Join CAB for our annual art showcase this year where students and the community will display paintings, sculptures, portraits, poetry pieces, etc. This year, we will add a spin on the art showcase with a DJ Battle. That's right, student DJ's will have a chance to compete for the title of being the Best DJ at SIUE. Sign-ups to submit artwork will take place during the first hour of the event."
Meridian Ballroom
7- 10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board
February 7
Dancing with Dunham
"Dunham just an academic building on campus? Join CAB as we invite members of the dance community to talk about Katherine Dunham and her impact on the dance community."
Dunham Hall
6- 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board
February 8***POSTPONED***
Fashion Show
MUC Conference Center
7- 10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Black Girls Rock
February 9
Cultural Trip to the Griot Museum
"Please join the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a FREE Cultural trip to the Griot Museum. We are excited to provide a culturally enriched educational experience for students that will allow them to explore positive contributions made by the African American community. The first 40 students to register for the event through the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion will have their expenses covered."
Meet in the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion Office
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
February 11
Health Awareness Fair
"Join CAB, SNAP, and various community organizations as we aim to inform and provide prevention tips on health conditions that effect the African American community, including but not limited to Type II Diabetes and Hypertension. There will also be an opportunity to take a 10 minute study break with yoga and zumba."
Goshen Lounge
 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board
February 11
Monday Movie Night Series: Do the Right Thing
"Please join the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a FREE Monday Night Movie Series during the month of February. We are excited to host a series of thought provoking that explore positive contributions made by the African American community."
Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library
5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
February 13
Police Intelligence 101 by April Preyar
"Join CAB as we welcome April Preyar to campus. She will speak about her experience at Duke University, why she became a lawyer, her reflections and insight on the Laquan McDonald case, and her movement/brand “JustUs Junkie”
MUC Conference Center
5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board
February 18
Monday Movie Night Series: Blackkklansman
"Please join the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a FREE Monday Night Movie Series during the month of February. We are excited to host a series of thought provoking that explore positive contributions made by the African American community."
Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library
5 - 8 p.m. 
Sponsored by: Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
February 19
In the Shadow of Dred Scott: St. Louis Freedom Suits and the Legal Culture of Slavery in Antebellum America
Lovejoy Library, Abott Auditorium
5 p.m. 
"Dr. Kelly M. Kennington of Auburn University will speak about her recent book, In the Shadow of Dred Scott: St. Louis Freedom Suits and the Legal Culture of Slavery in Antebellum America. She will discuss her book, which focuses on the legal cases of enslaved men, women, and children, who sued for their freedom in antebellum St. Louis."
Sponsored by: Department of Historical Studies & the Black Studies Program
February 20
Our Pathway to Black Heritage
MUC Conference Center
7 - 9 p.m.
"Come out and join National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at this event that will focus on educating our community about the nine organizations that fall underneath NPHC. Each student that participates in this event will have the opportunity to go around and learn about how these NPHC organizations have created their pathways into Black History. Free food will be provided!"
Sponsored by: National Pan-Hellenic Council
February 25
Monday Movie Night Series: The Wiz
"Please join the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a FREE Monday Night Movie Series during the month of February. We are excited to host a series of thought provoking that explore positive contributions made by the African American community."
Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library
5 - 8 p.m.
Sponsored by: Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
February 26
Our Powerful Purpose by Dr. Stefan Bradley
Meridian Ballroom
12- 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities Board
February 28
Black Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
"As we conclude with Black Heritage Month events, please join us for one last celebration."
Goshen Lounge
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Black Heritage Month Campus Partner Committee

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Contact the Kimmel Student Involvement Center at kimmelcenter@siue.edu or 618.650.2686 for more information.

All events are subject to change.


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