Black Studies Program

Calendar

Black Studies Program Calendar
Fall 2019 Events

To be Shared with All Generations and All Cultures

For more information on the Black Studies Program,
visit Berkman Hall, Room 137 or call (216) 687-3655

August

Thursday, August 29 from 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Sankofa Panel Discussion about Slavery Films
Panelists include: Nikki Byrd, President of the CSU Alumni Association; Adrienne Gosselin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English Department; Kevin “Chill” Heard, Journalist; and Eric Siler, M.F.A., Instructor of Film, School of Film & Media Arts
This event is in partnership with Project 400: Our Lived Experience.

September

Tuesday, September 3 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall, Room 137, Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center
Black Studies Program Meet and Greet

Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall Auditorium
Association of Black Storytellers Conference
Presents Voices and Vision: A Triumph of HER Stories. Presenters: Tahira Lasana, Emily Hooper Lansana, Donna Willingham, and Poet and Playwright Mary Weems, Ph.D.

Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Berkman Hall, Auditorium
Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers
Voice and Vision: A Triumph of HER Stories

The conference will feature internationally renowned storytellers, TAHIRA and Emily Hooper Lansana & Donna Willingham. Each will give voice to the victory and vision of HER stories of our past, and to the continued power and relevance of the feminine in the black storytelling tradition today. Poet and playwright, Dr. Mary Weems will serve as a guest panelist with TAHIRA and Emily Hooper Lansana.
Free and open to the public; reservations required.
To RSVP, please visit csuohio.edu/blackstudies.
Supported by the Black Studies Program and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Monday, September 23 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall, Room 137, Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center
Umoja Round Table on Study Abroad in Africa
Participants: Raina Washington, Black Studies Major; Mikeyela Mitchell, Health Sciences Major; Julie Good, Manager, Educational Abroad Program; and Ali Soltanshahi, Director, International Services and Programs will lead discussions

Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at 9:15 am
CSU Main Campus, Wolstein Center
Project 400: Our Lived Experience Conference
Opens with keynote speaker, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Project 400 is a nine month initiative commemorating the arrival of the first Africans in North America 400 years ago.

October

Wednesday, October 9 at 11:30 am
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall, Room 137, Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center
Black Studies Student Cookout
50th Anniversary of the Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Cleveland State University, Student Center Ballroom
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Black Studies Program and Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd
Distinguished Professor, Department of African American Studies, Wayne State University

Tuesday, October 22 at 12:00 pm
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall, Room 135, Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center
Screening and panel discussion of the documentary film 13th
Directed by Ava DuVernay
In partnership with NOVA-NEO Voter Advocates, and Project 400: Our Lived Experience.

November

Friday, November 29 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
St. Ignatius Breen Performing Arts Center, 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Bluesman
Combines live music and drama to follow blues musician Lem Taylor’s journey across Arkansas in the late 1920s.

December

Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 pm
CSU Main Campus, Berkman Hall Auditorium
Kuumba Arts: Echoes from the Past
Local performing artists whose works that focus on the theme of Project 400: Our Lived Experience.