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Black History Month

February is Black History Month


This year's Black History Month celebration at the University will include music, films, and discussions. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The events include:

• Feb. 4
--Thirsty Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Russell House Patio. Learn more about the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
--Diversity Dialogue, "NAACP and Me: The NAACP's Relevance in 2010," 7 p.m., Columbia Hall Lobby. USC students, staff, and faculty only. Sponsors: EMPOWER, NAACP

• Feb. 5
--Haiti Benefit Concert, 5-10 p.m., Coliseum.
--Jazz@Café Verde, 6-7 p.m., Green (West) Quad. Sponsor: Carolina Dining

• Feb. 6
--Student Leadership and Diversity Conference, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Darla Moore School of Business. Featured speakers are the Rev. Jamie Washington and Carolina alumnus Steve Cannon. The cost is $20 for USC students and $30 for non-USC participants. For more information, go to www.sa.sc.edu/leaders/sldc.htm. Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Leadership Programs

• Feb. 8
--Midday Multicultural Music Series, composer, writer, director, and actor Guy Davis, noon, Marble Slab. Sponsor: Carolina Productions

• Feb. 9
--Civil Rights Dialogue Series, Part Two, S.C. Civil Rights. Sponsor: Association of African American Students

• Feb. 11
--Heart & Soul: Healthy Lunch-ables, 7 p.m., Public Health Research Building, Room 107. Learn how to make healthy grab-and-go lunches. Register with Campus Wellness by Feb. 8 at 576-9393. Sponsors: Campus Wellness, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Health Services
--This Is It, 6 p.m., Russell House Theater. This film will be shown through Feb. 14. USC students, staff, and faculty only. Sponsor: Carolina Productions

• Feb. 16
--Civil Rights Dialogue Series, Part Three, Civil Rights Tour Panel, 6 p.m., Russell House Theater. Sponsor: Association of African American Students
--B.E.G.I.N. (Blacks Excelling in Graduate Institutions and Networking), Graduate School Forum, 7 p.m., Russell House, Room 305. Sponsor: Black Graduate Student Association

• Feb. 17
--Diabetes Prevention and Health Table, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Russell House, Second Floor Lobby. Sponsors: Student Health Services, Campus Wellness
--Good Hair (Special Viewing), 6 p.m., Russell House Theater. This documentary will show through Feb. 21. USC students, staff, and faculty only. Sponsor: Carolina Productions
--Diversity Dialogue, 8 p.m., Russell House Theater. A discussion of the documentary Good Hair. USC students, staff, and faculty only. Sponsor: EMPOWER

• Feb. 18
--Thirsty Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Russell House Patio. Learn more about the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
--Carolina After Dark, 9 p.m., Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. An evening of games and free food is available for all students with their student ID. USC students, staff, and faculty only. Sponsors: Carolina After Dark, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

• Feb. 21
--OMSA Gospel Concert and Benefit, 7 p.m., School of Law Auditorium. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will sponsor the second-annual Black History Month Gospel Concert. The show will benefit the Mother Geneva Johnson Academy in Alcolu, founded for students who were labeled "problem" students. The school boasts a 100 percent matriculation rate to institutions of higher education. For more information, go to www.alcolu.net. Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

• Feb. 22
--Comedian Macio, 9 p.m., Russell House Theater. Sponsor: Carolina Productions

• Feb. 23
--Unsung Heroes, Part Two, Key Notes in History, 6 p.m., Russell House Theater. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Association of African American Students explore African-American history from a musical perspective. Sponsors: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Association of African American Students

• Feb. 24
--Hip Hop Wednesday, noon-2 p.m., Greene Street. Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
--NSBE & BOND Talent Show, 6 p.m., Russell House Theater. Sponsors: National Society of Black Engineers, Brothers of Nubian Descent

• Feb. 25
--Precious, 6 p.m., Russell House Theater. The film will show through Feb. 28. USC students, staff, and faculty only. Sponsor: Carolina Productions

• Feb. 26
--Black History Month Closing Luncheon, noon, Preston's. The cost is $9, including tax. Sponsor: Carolina Dining
--Auntie Karen's Legends' Concert, 8 p.m., Koger Center. The proceeds from a silent auction and concert featuring Ashford and Simpson will benefit the Auntie Karen Foundation. For tickets, go to www.capitoltickets.com. Sponsor: Auntie Karen Foundation at www.auntiekaren.org.

Posted: 02/05/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 08/09/11 @ 9:15 AM | Permalink

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