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University ready to host series of Black History Month events


The Ohio University Multicultural Center will celebrate Black History Month in February by offering a wide range of entertaining and educational events including guest speakers, film screenings, educational programs and student performances.

The month long celebration was created to recognize the significant achievements and contributions of African-Americans to the world.

Some of the scheduled events include:

  • Feb. 1, Soul Food Cook-Off from 3 to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center 205.
  • Feb. 5, HIV/AIDS advocate Kenyon Farrow will speak at 7 p.m. at the Baker University Center Theatre.
  • Feb. 7, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board and UPC will host the "Apollo Night Variety Show" at 7 p.m. in the Baker University Ballroom. Admission is $2.
  • Feb. 8, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board and UPC will host the "Sibs Weekend Carnival and Roller Rink" from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
  • Feb. 11, Rev. John Williams will visit campus to speak and screen the film "Negroes with Guns" at noon in Alden Library 319.
  • Feb. 13, Black Love Day will be hosted at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Front Room.
  • Feb. 16, the second annual "Black Girls Rock" awards will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre.
  • Feb. 20, The Black Student Union also will host "Harlem Nights Open Mic" in the Baker University Center Front Room from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 27, the Black Student Union will host "Black History Month Jeopardy" from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Multicultural Center.

For more details on upcoming Black History Month events, visit the Office of Multicultural Programs in Baker University Center 205 or visit http://www.ohio.edu/culturalcenter/.