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Feb. 2, 2015

February events to recognize Black History Month

By Ashli Speed

Black History Month will be recognized at Cleveland State University with a number of events sponsored by a variety of departments, programs and organizations.

Radio programs will kick off Black History with a series, “Images,” broadcast on two stations, WERE 1490 AM and WCSB 89.3 FM.

The WERE series started Feb. 1 and will continue on Feb. 8, Feb. 15, and Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.

The broadcast on WCSB begins Feb. 4, and continues Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

The Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs recently hosted a diversity dialogue about the Philosophy of Nonviolence and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event featured lunch and a panel discussion of Dr. King’s “A Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
The Black Studies program has a full list of events for February ranging from Black History Jeopardy scheduled for Feb. 3 in Main Classroom 137 to a Hip Hop workshop Feb. 6 in Main Classroom 136.

A drum call will take place in the Student Center at noon Feb. 2.

An African Diaspora diversity panel discussion dialogue will be hosted by the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs Feb. 10 in Rhodes Tower 1200 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 15, the Black Studies Program will host an All-Star Basketball Game in the Recreation Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. exclusively for Cleveland State students.

The event will bring together students, university leaders and members from both the City of Cleveland Police Department and the Cleveland State University Police Department.
The game is being sponsored by the participating groups in an effort to foster conversation through friendly competition.

Another event on the Black Studies Program calendar for Black History Month is a Speak Up Poetry Event in Main Classroom 137 Feb. 6 running from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The entire Black Studies Programs calendar of events for the month of February begins Sunday, Feb. 1 and concludes Monday, Feb. 23.