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February 5, 2013

Ohio University celebrates Black History Month 

February is Black History Month, and Ohio University's celebration will include events that aim to be educational and fun.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, as a part of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, David Robertson will serve as the keynote speaker at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Theatre. He is a sexual health and education specialist as well as an empowerment speaker.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Ku Klux Klan infiltrator Daryl Davis will speak at 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom. He is the author of "Klan-Destine Relationships" and is a lecturer on race relations who has encountered and explored with members of the KKK.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Black Student Union will host an awards ceremony titled, "Black Girls Rock: A Celebration of Powerful Black Women at OU" that honors black women on Ohio University's campus that are making strides in the areas of academia, performing arts, community service, leadership, congeniality and faculty. The award show will feature performances from other black performers and artists on campus.

These are some other Black History Month events:

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Africa Crossroads: Ohio University Professor of Anatomy Patrick O'Connor

Presentation: "You call that a crocodile?"

Noon, Multicultural Center

Thursday, Feb. 7

HIV/AIDS Movie Showings

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Multicultural Center

Friday, Feb. 8

BSCPB's Apollo Night

8 p.m., Baker University Center Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 22

LGBT Center's Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin movie showing

2 p.m., Multicultural Center

Thursday, Feb. 28

Black Student Union's Harlem Nights Open Mic Night

7 p.m., Baker University Center Front Room

For more information on Black History Month events, visit the Multicultural Center website or call 740-593-4027.

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Katharine Quaranta
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740.593.0858 
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