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Black History Month 2017

Saluting Afro-Latinx in Music, Media, & Beyond
Join the Latin American Student Organization as we acknowledge influential Afro-Latinx in music, media, and beyond.
Wednesday 2/1 @ 7:30
Russell House 205
Womanism and Feminism 
Wednesday 2/1 @ 7 p.m.
Russell House  304
To celebrate Black History Month we will start with a conversation about the differences between womanism and feminism and the history of the movement that caused this distinction and a discussion about how to make sure our feminism is truly intersectional  for people of racial and gender minorities.            FEMCO
Beyonce’s Lemonade
Thursday 2/2 @ Noon
Leadership and Service Center Auditorium
Candice Benbow, author of the Lemonade Syllabus will discuss Black feminists and womanism theses celebrated in Beyonce’s visual album.
Diversity Dialogue:  From Mammy to Cookie – The Evolution of Black Women in the Media
Are the roles that Black women play in the media detrimental to the Black community?  Have we made progress or are we stagnant?
Join the OMSA staff for an in depth discussion focusing on characters such as mammy, Annalise, and Cookie.
Thursday 2/2 @ 7pm
Russell House – Intersection Multicultural Lounge
Black Stories
2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
The Nickelodeon Theater
Black Stories captures moments that serve as milestones for an entire movement and explores them from a local and global perspective. Thanks to a generous partnership with SC Humanities, The Nick is pleased to present all film screenings for free to the public so our community can come together to learn more about key chapters in history, honor Black leaders, reflect on current challenges that concern all of us, and discover characters that inspire us.  Tickets are free must advance reservations are required.
Black History at USC – sponsored by AAAS
Tuesday 2/7 @  6pm
Russell House Theater
USC Poetry Slam:  We Wear the Mask
Tuesday 2/7 @ 7pm
Russell House Theater
Exploring Subcultures & Intersectionality
Wednesday 2/8 @ 7pm
Russell House 205
LASO will be discussing how Afro-Latinx culture differs from mainstream Latin culture. We will explore music, dances, and other cultural staples that  are significant to the subculture.
Marcus – or the Secret of Sweet
February 3-18
Trustus Theater
Marcus is sixteen and “sweet.” Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his  close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. The provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South, Marcus is  the stirring conclusion of The Brother/Sister Plays.
Quench: Can you hear us? Being Black and Transgender
Thursday 2/9 @ Noon
SEC room
Discussion on what does it mean to be Black and Transgender
Capturing Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina
Wednesday 2/15 @ Noon
Hollings Program Room-Thomas Cooper Library
Civil Rights photographer Cecil Williams will showcase highlight a collection of pictures he took during the 1960, and discuss South Carolina’s contributions to the Civil Rights movement
Racism in Latin America
Wednesday 2/15 @ 7 p.m.
Russell House 205
Join LASO as we unpack how racism and colorism affect Latin Americans in overseas and here in the States. 
Film Screening: Hidden Figures
Thursday 2/16 @ 6 p.m. & 9pm Nickelodeon Theater
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. 
Empower: Can you be Black and Latinx?
Monday 2/20 @ Noon
Russell House - The Intersections Multicultural Lounge
The short answer is “of course”, but join OMSA as we delve deeper into this identity and what it means for you!
Sweetgrass Basket Weaving with Sarah Hammond
Monday 2/20 @ 6 p.m.
Capstone Campus Room
Please join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs as we present “Sweetgrass Basket Weaving with Sarah Hammond”. Participants will learn the basics of the historical art form of sweetgrass basket weaving with Sarah Edwards Hammond as well as have the opportunity  to weave a placemat using sweetgrass. Sarah Hammond, one of the Charleston area’s finest sweetgrass basket makers, began learning this unique form of art from her mother at the age of seven and works to pass on the tradition to her own children, grandchildren  and others in the community. She is on the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Approved Artist Roster and on the board of directors of the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival. This event will take place on February 20th at 6 p.m. in the Capstone Campus Room and  food will be provided for those in attendance.
Association of African American Students meeting: Colorism 
Tuesday 2/21 @ 6 pm
Russell House Theater
Discussion on colorism and its effects in the black community
Back II Black 
Thursday 2/23 @ 8 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
In honor of Black History Month, BOND and SAVVY will host an event featuring live bands and performances of poetry, instrumental music and singing.
Harambee Festival
Saturday 2/25    9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Mays Human Resources Center Arena-Benedict College
Benedict College invites you to the Twenty-Eighth Annual Harambee Festival. The festival features good gospel music, stage performances all day, food, jazz, empowerment workshops, an art exhibit, health screenings, and merchandise of all types.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sunday 2/26 @ 3:30pm
Harbison Theater 
Theirs is the musical voice of a nation. For 50 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has upheld and shared the musical traditions of South Africa. Their rich  sonic balance set the landscape for Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” Clint Eastwood’s  Invictus, and Darrell Roodt’s Cry, the Beloved Country featuring James Earl Jones. Their live performances infuse movement, song, reverence, and celebration to honor the struggle for equality and their hope for a peaceful world. 

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