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MU Black History Month: Feb. 1–28, 2014

Living Civil Rights: Challenges for the 21st Century

Black History Month 2014 CalendarThe University of Missouri offers programming for everyone through many departments, organizations and individuals as part of this national tribute to the unique African American experience. Some of the many MU activities include lectures, workshops, films, exhibits, and performances. Download a printable calendar herePDF or view the complete list of Black History Month events here.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Third Goal International Film Festival: “Mongolian Bling”
6:30 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center
Screening and panel discussion of Hip Hop music and culture in Mongolia.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
Opening Lecture: Chuck D of Public Enemy on “Race, Rap, & Reality”
7 p.m., Conservation Auditorium, Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Reception to follow. Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee, Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program and the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative

Thursday, Feb. 6

“50 Years of Civil Rights: The Movement in Expressive Images”—The artwork of Malaika Favorite & Adrienne Walker Hoard (Reception & Discussion)
5–7 p.m., Bingham Gallery, Fine Arts Building

MIZ-BLK: Rediscovering the Civil Rights History of the University of Missouri & the Columbia Community (Panel Discussion)
6 p.m., Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth Street
Sponsored by the Association of Black Graduate & Professional Students, Black Law Student Association, and the MU Black History Month Committee

Friday, Feb. 7

Artist Talk: “The Visualization of Language through Collage” with Krista Franklin
4–6 p.m., Ellis Library
Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee, Cave Canem, and MU Libraries Diversity Committee

Black AIDS Day 2014
10 a.m.–2 p.m. in 2205 A/B MU Student Center
Free confidential HIV testing and educational info about HIV/AIDS, STDs and sexual health. Sponsored by the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative and the MU Black History Month Committee

Saturday, Feb. 8

Collage Workshop with Krista Franklin
1–3 p.m., MU Student Center
Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee & Cave Canem

Monday, Feb. 10

Artist Talk: “Meeting Madiba: An African American Artist in South Africa” with Artist Iris Dawn Parker
1–2:30 p.m., 1500 Hawthorn Hall
Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Artist Talk: “We wish to share our own stories NOW!”—Photos & Narratives of Contemporary South African Life with Artist Iris Dawn Parker
3:30–4:45 p.m., 117 Strickland Hall
Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee

Film Screening & Discussion: Afro Cuban Artist: “Diago, artista apalencado / A Maroon Artist” featuring Filmmaker Juanamaria Cordones-Cook
6 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center
Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Contemporary Blues Performance: Grammy Award winner Keb’Mo’
7 p.m., Jesse Auditorium
Tickets: $29, $24, $19 (MU Students: $24, $19, $14)
Sponsored by the University Concert Series

Early Pioneers of Columbia’s Black Community
7–8:15 p.m., Columbia Public Library Friends Room
Hear about some of the early pioneers in Columbia’s black community, all former slaves of University president William Hudson. Family history research consultant Traci Wilson-Kleekamp will tell us how she has traced their stories through newspapers, estate files, wills and civil war pension files. Sponsored by Daniel Boone Regional Library

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Embracing My Gullah/Geechie Culture in America
12–1 p.m., Ellis Library Colonnade
An hour of folklore and storytelling by Dorothy Hubler. Sponsored by MU Department of Black Studies

Film Screening: “African Descendants in Latin America”
7 p.m., 114 Strickland Hall
Reflections on the modern day situation that African descendants face in the Americas, particularly Latin America. Sponsored by MU Voz Latina and the MU Black History Month Committee

Step Afrika
8 p.m., Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth Street
Entertainment and education on African dance, music and culture. Sponsored by MSA/GPC International Programming Committee and the MU Black History Month Committee

Thursday, Feb. 13

Alicia Olatuja, Soul/Jazz Singer Performance, Q&A and Reception
7:30 p.m., Whitmore Auditorium, Fine Arts Building
Mizzou alumna Olatuja returns to share her music and her experiences since her days as a student to her triumphant solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama and beyond. Sponsored by the Mizzou Alumni
Association, School of Music, MU Black History Month Committee, and the MU Arts and Humanities Small Grant Program

Friday, Feb. 14

Thingification, a One Woman Show by Duriel Harris
4 p.m., Corner Playhouse (Hitt St. & University Ave.)
Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee and Cave Canem

Saturday, Feb. 15

Yourstory
1 p.m., Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
Learn tips for creating your own story at Mizzou from a panel of Mizzou Black alumni followed by a networking reception. Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Association and the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

Film Screening: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013)
8 p.m., Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
Sponsored by MSA/GPC Films Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Film Screening & Discussion: Cinematic Representations of the Civil Rights Era: “Nothing But a Man” (1964)
6–8 p.m., Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt Street
Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee & Ragtag Cinema

Wednesday, Feb. 19

One Read Book Discussion—Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
1–2:15 p.m., 1500 Hawthorn Hall
Moderated by Keona Ervin and Struby Struble. Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee

Film Screening: “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin”
6 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center
Documentary about the life of Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Bayard Rustin. Rustin, one of the main organizers of the March on Washington in 1963, was an openly gay man. Sponsored by the MU LGBTQ Center

Thursday, Feb. 20

Film Screening: “First Generation” (2011)
6 p.m., Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, “First Generation” explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation. Sponsored by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and United Ambassadors

Film Screening & Discussion: “Taking Pinhook” (2014)
6–8 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center
The story of Pinhook, Missouri, an African American village destroyed when the Birds Point-New Madrid levee was breached by the Army Corps of Engineers in May 2011. Discussion will follow with filmmakers Dr. Elaine Lawless and Dr. Todd Lawrence. Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee

Saturday, Feb. 22

Third Annual Social Justice Symposium“Beyond Words: A Focus on Understanding and Activism”
11 a.m.–5 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center
Sponsored by Student Life and Residential Life

Oratory Contest
1–3 p.m., MU Student Center
Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee and Cave Canem

Black Men Rock
1–3 p.m., Parkade Plaza, Columbia
Celebrating African American men in the Columbia community. Sponsored by the Youth Empowerment Zone and the MU Black History Month Committee

Sunday, Feb. 23

Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir
3 p.m., Conservation Auditorium, Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Sponsored by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and the Legion of Black Collegians

Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Black Experience: Readings and Reactions
1–2:30 p.m., Ellis Library Colonnade
MU faculty Wilma King, Anand Prahlad, Scott Brooks, Charles Menifield, Berkley Hudson and Flore Zephir will read and discuss excerpts from published work. Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee

Inside Out Radio Show: Women of Color and Body Image
3–4p.m., KCOU 88.1 FM or online at kcou.fm
Sponsored by MU Counseling Center & MU LGBTQ Resource Center

Thursday, Feb. 27

Closing Lecture: Deputy Chancellor Michael Middleton on “Living Civil Rights: A Mizzou Challenge”
7 p.m., Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center
Sponsored by MU Black History Month Committee

Friday, Feb. 28

Free Your Mind II
7 p.m., Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth Street
Poetry and musical performances inspired by the Black experience.
Sponsored by BLACKout Magazine & MU Black History Month Committee

Additional information about Black History Month in the United States can be found through the Library of Congress sponsored African American History Month websiteexternal link.

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