The entire month of February is nationally Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognition of the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The multicultural center at Appalachian State is celebrating this month with a variety of events open to the public, in hopes of fostering community pride and creating a fully inclusive schedule of events. If you missed the first couple of events, don’t worry! There is still a full schedule for you to explore.
Tuesday, February 7th
Barbershop Talk – This will be a discussion on the dangers of hyper-masculinity in developing males. // 7pm App Hall 085
Hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha & Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Monday, February 13th
Blacks in Wax – This will feature Appalachian students masquerading as famous historical figures and performing life-like mannequins. Each presentation will feature an informative presentation on the importance of the figure. // 7pm Beacon Heights, Plemmons Student Union (PSU)
Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Wednesday, February 15th
African-American Read-In // 11:30 am Belk Library
Hosted by the University Libraries
Monday, February 20th
African-American Writers and Religion with Drs. Ammon and Ostwalt // I.G. Greer 119
Hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Tuesday, February 21st
Barbershop Talk – This will be a discussion, facilitated by Appalachian State’s own, Nicolas Wright, as he focuses on the importance sense of belonging has on the development of Black males and their retention at predominantly white institutions. // 7 pm, Rough Ridge, PSU
Hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Tuesday, February 23rd
Postcards for Prospectives // 6pm Multicultural Center, PSU
Sunday, February 26th
The Gospel Explosion // 5 pm Parkway Ballroom, PSU
Hosted by the Junaluska Choir & ASU Choir
Monday, February 27th
Womanism // McRae Peak 5 pm
Hosted by the Black Student Association
But the fun doesn’t stop there, feel free to attend any of the movies offered for only $1 at Greenbriar Theatre. That list includes classics such as:
February 8 & 10 // ‘House Party’
February 15 & 7 // ‘Higher Learning’
February 22 & 24 // ‘To Wong Fu’
Make sure to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to learn more about the vibrant history of African Americans and the invaluable impact black Americans have had in the course of our nation’s history. All of the events above are free and open to the public with the exception of the movies hosted at Greenbriar Theatre.