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AASU to Celebrate African-American History Month

Savannah, GA—During the month of February, Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold several events in celebration of African-American History Month. The events are being sponsored by AASU's Office of Minority Affairs, which regularly brings programs to the campus in the areas of diversity, cultural competence, and minority education. The department also provides supportive services to students of color by encouraging participation in the life of the university and by advocating and supporting academic and personal success.

The following events are being offered in celebration of African-American History Month at AASU:

 

February 2
GREEK KLASH STEP SHOW
Members of black Greek letter organizations will perform dance steps to the accompaniment of body percussion or musical selections. Sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omicron Beta Chapter.
Alumni Arena • 7:00 P.M.

 

February 4
AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUIZ BOWL

In fast-paced competition, two teams will test their knowledge of African-American history.
Memorial College Center Cafeteria • Noon

 

February 4
AWOL
Enjoy an evening of slam poetry featuring the special works of the group AWOL.
Memorial College Center Cafeteria • 7:00 P.M.

February 7
BAMBOOZLED

A discussion of images and the portrayal of characters will follow the showing of this recent, controversial Spike Lee film starring Damon Wayans.
University Hall Room 156 • 7:30 P.M.

February 10
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE MEDIA

Farai Chideya will discuss the role of the media and how it impacts the African-American community. Chideya, national affairs editor for Vibe Magazine, has been a journalist with ABC and CNN and has contributed to many other media outlets. Sponsored by Beach Institute.
Jenkins Theater • 7:00 P.M.

 

February 11
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HEALTH

Health-related issues of concern to the African-American community will be reviewed. Sponsored by Beach Institute.
Memorial College Center Cafeteria • 7:00 P.M.

  February 15
BLACK THIGHS, BLACK GUYS, & BEDROOM LIES

Hasani Pettiford will discuss his book, Black Thighs, Black Guys, & Bedroom Lies. This book explores relationships and the reasons why lust, deception, and sexual self-gratification ultimately destroy both the individual and the relationship.
University Hall Room 156 • 7:00 P.M.
 

February 18
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LAW

Panelists will set forth various aspects of law enforcement and how it affects African Americans and others. Sponsored by AASU's Department of Criminal Justice.
University Hall Room 156 • 7:00 P.M.

  February 21-24
YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK

Enjoy a remarkable portrait of playwright Lorraine Hansberry in her own words, experiences, and the characters she created in works such as A Raisin in the Sun. This production of Robert Nemirhoff’s stage play is a celebration of one writer’s view of the human spirit. Sponsored by AASU's Department of Art, Music, & Theatre.
Jenkins Theater • 7:30 P.M. nightly; Sunday matinee at 3:00 P.M.
  February 24
AFRICAN-AMERICAN TRIBUTE
A tribute to African Americans and their contributions to society.
Fine Arts Auditorium • 7:00 P.M.
  February 25
AFRICAN AMERICANS AND EDUCATION
Issues related to the education of African-American students will be addressed.
University Hall Room 156 • 7:00 P.M.
February 28
ROSEWOOD
A discussion of images and the portrayal of characters will follow the showing of this John Singleton film starring Ving Rhames, Jon Voight, and Don Cheadle.
University Hall Room 156 • 7:30
 

February 28- March 3
YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK
Enjoy a remarkable portrait of playwright Lorraine Hansberry in her own words, experiences, and the characters she created in works such as A
Raisin in the Sun
. This production of Robert Nemirhoff’s stage play is a celebration of one writer’s view of the human spirit. Sponsored by AASU's Department of Art, Music, & Theatre.
Jenkins Theater • 7:30 P.M. nightly; Sunday matinee at 3:00 P.M.


For more information about AASU's celebration of African-American History Month or its Office of Minority Affiars, please contact: Director Michael T. Snowden at (912) 927-5271 or snowdemi@mail.armstrong.edu. Dr. Snowden's office is located in Room 208-B of AASU's Memorial College Center.

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