Armstrong State University to Celebrate Black History Month

Armstrong State University’s

Office of Multicultural Affairs is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Black History Month celebration, featuring a series of lectures, panel discussions, performances and more. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn St., and are free and open to the public. Highlighted events include:

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m.

NAACP Town Hall: The New Civil Rights Movement, Ferguson and Beyond #BlackLivesMatter

Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater. The Armstrong NAACP will have dialogue with representatives from the student body, faculty, staff, and community members about the non-indictments of recent cases involving African American men and law enforcement officers as well as conversation about the new civil rights movement and how we move forward ensuring black lives matter when enforcing the law.

Wed., Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrating the Connection of Cultures: Afro-Latino Cultural Linguistics

Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater

As the Latino community continues to grow in the USA, it is important that we learn about the diversity of this population. Afro-Latinos play a large and vibrant role in the Latino community, here and abroad.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m.

NAACP Town Hall: The “N” Word University Hall 156 Who can use the N-Word? Is it appropriate for any race or person to use it in comedy or lyrics or in conversation? Is there a double standard associated with the word? When is the N-Word ever used in a positive way? How do we change the culture that encourage the use of the N-Word? It is an open dialogue where panelist and audience members can share their scholarly opinion about

Mon. Feb. 23, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Black Women Empowerment Expo Student Union, Ballroom B & C

The Black Women Empowerment Expo will feature guest speakers, vendors and organizations from the area of business, health, art, entertainment, and cosmetology.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Dinner

Student Union Ballroom

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Dinner is a time the Armstrong community celebrate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders who have contributed much efforts and resources to advancing the Pan-African American student population here at Armstrong.

Friday, Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.

Negro Spirituals with Anointed Voices Gospel Choir

Student Union Ballroom

The Anointed Voices Gospel Choir will highlight spiritual, psalms, and hymns of the Pan-African culture that dates back to the 1800s. In addition, the choir will pay tribute to Andrea Crouch, an icon in gospel music.

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