2008 Archives

Focusing on Black History

Variety of Events from Feb. 2 to March 2

February 6, 2009

SMU is celebrating Black History Month from Feb. 2 to March 2, 2009, with a variety of activities, most of which are free or inexpensive and open to the public.

Week One: Celebrating the Arts

Monday, Feb 2 — Black History Month Kickoff
Sponsored by National Pan-Hellenic Council & Association of Black Students
7 p.m. in Hughes-Trigg Varsity
Free

Wednesday, Feb 4 — African American Museum of Art Visit
Sponsored by the Association of Black Students
2:30 p.m. Carpool will meet at the Flagpole on Bishop Blvd
Museum cost: $2.00.

Thursday, Feb 5 — National Pan-Hellenic Council Black History Month Dinner
7 p.m. Hughes-Trigg Ballroom East
RSVP required: bdenis@smu.edu

Week Two: Education is Freedom

Monday, Feb 9 — Freedman’s Memorial Visit
Sponsored by Sisters Supporting Sisters
12:30 p.m. Carpool will meet at the Flagpole on Bishop Blvd.
Free

Tuesday, Feb 10 — African American History Quiz Bowl
Sponsored by Black Men Emerging
7 p.m. Hughes Trigg Student Center Ballroom
Participate in a 30 question quiz. Teams will be formed at the event.
Free. Prizes Awarded

Wednesday, Feb 11 — State of Black American Success
Sponsored by the Association of Black Students
7 p.m. Hughes Trigg Forum
Voice your opinion at this open community forum.

Feb 12 & Feb13 — The Vagina Monologues
Sponsored by Women’s Interest Network
7 p.m. Hughes Trigg Student Center
Tickets $5 students; $10 non students.
Raises money & awareness to end violence against women & girls. The 2009 spotlight group: Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Week 3 African American Leadership & Human Rights

Monday, Feb 16 — A Tribute to Black History Makers
Sponsored by Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs
12 p.m. (noon) Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons

Thursday, Feb. 19 — First at SMU
Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
12 p.m. (noon) Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons 
Event will highlighting Black History at SMU. Jerry Levias, the first scholarship African American athlete at SMU (and Southwest Conference), will be the featured speaker.

Feb 16 –Feb 21 — Black Law Students Association’s Black History Museum Exhibit
Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association
SMU Underwood Law Library Basement
Free

Wednesday, February 18 — Food Chain Standing on My Sisters Shoulder
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and SAMSA
12 p.m. (noon) Women’s Center Free. RSVP Required kclick@smu.edu

Saturday, February 21 — Community Service Day with Group Excellence
Sponsored by the Association of Black Students
8:30 a.m. Carpool from Flagpole on Bishop Blvd

Week 4: A Celebration of Black Women

Wednesday February 25 — 44th Annual Women’s Symposium
Sponsored by The Women’s Center for Gender & Pride Initiatives
11 am - 9 p.m. Hughes Trigg Student Center
Keynote Speaker Glinda Bridgforth best selling author of Girl Get Your Money Straight For more info or to register visit: www.smu.edu/womenscenter

Wednesday February 25 — Wiley College versus SMU in a Campus Debate
5:30 p.m. O’ Donnell Auditorium in Meadows School of the Arts
This debate has been arranged by both programs to encourage the understanding of vital civic functions, such as debate, in the emergence of civil rights. More information.

February 25-27 — Meadows School of the Arts presents Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
This play revolves around the character of Esther, an African-American seamstress living in New York at the beginning of the 20th century.
Tickets & show times 214.768.2787

February 26 - Race to Execution and Juror Number Six
In honor of Black History Month, the Meadows School Division of Cinema-Television and the SMU Human Rights Education Program will present two powerful documentary films by new CTV chair and Emmy-winning filmmaker Rachel Lyon: Race to Execution and Juror Number Six. More Information.
7 p.m. Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum

The Finale

Monday, March 2Black Heritage Celebration
8 p.m. Hughes Trigg Student Center Ballrooms
SMU will celebrate the many facets of Black Heritage that all have experienced throughout the month.
Free


For more information on any of the above listed events please contact Student Activities & Multicultural Student Affairs at 214-768-4583 or khardy@smu.edu * www.smu.edu/samsa

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