Black History Month events underway
Schedule has something for everyone
Feb 11, 2010
By George Mauzy
Ohio University?s 2010 celebration of Black History Month, with the theme ?The History of Black Economic Empowerment,? will showcase the history, talents and accomplishments of people of African descent around the world.
These are some of the upcoming events:
Thursday, Feb. 11
The Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) will host a ?Listening Party? from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Baker University Center Front Room. The free event will feature the music of Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop singer, Mario Barrett, and the other artists who will perform in the upcoming Sibs Weekend Concert and is open to the public.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will host the Black Poetry Contest at 9 p.m. in Old Nelson Commons. It will feature performances by Ohio University students and is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
- Kasa Bayisin, Israeli emissary at Ohio State University?s Hillel, will present ?Ethiopian Jews: History, Culture and Challenges? at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. Bayisin was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel at nine years old. She has worked for the Israeli Defense Force and studied international relations, education and public administration at Hebrew University in Israel. Her visit, which is sponsored by Hillel at Ohio University, Bobcats for Israel and the Multicultural Center, is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
- The Student National Medical Association is sponsoring its annual ?Cultural Extravaganza? at noon in Irvine Hall 194. Medical students will share their cultural dishes with attendees and showcase their native dances, music and art. Meal tickets are $5 if bought before the event and $6 at the door. The event is open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 18
- Renowned banjo player Béla Fleck will perform as part of his ?The Africa Project? tour at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. His music was influenced by his visits to Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Mali, South Africa and Madagascar in search of the African origin of the banjo. Tickets are $18 for students, $23 for seniors and $25 for the general public. The concert is sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and BSCPB.
Friday, Feb. 19
- The weekly International Studies Forum will highlight Abdinur Mohamud as he presents ?Somalia: Then and Now: Challenges and Opportunities for Peace, Reconciliation and Development? at 3 p.m. in Walter Hall 145. Mohamud is the educational consultant and director of the Federal Title III Program for the Ohio Department of Education.
- BSCPB will host the ?So You Think You?re Famous? Variety Show at 8 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. The event will showcase the talents of Ohio University students. Admission is $3 with a canned food item and $5 for the general public.
Saturday, Feb. 20
- Faces Modeling Club of Ohio University will host a fashion show at 4 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre. The event is open to the public.
- BSCPB will host the Sibs Weekend Concert at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The concert will feature Mario, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Corey Bapes and 3RDegree. Admission is $15 for students and $18 for the general public.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
- BSCPB also will host the Black History Month trivia game at 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre. The game gives audience members a change to test their knowledge of African-American history. It is free and open to the public.
Saturday, Feb. 27
- Anointed Ministries will host its winter concert at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.
For a complete schedule of events, contact the Multicultural Center at 740-593-4027.
Published: Feb 11, 2010 8:00 AM