Events note Black History Month

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Several campus activities are included on multicultural student affairs' compilation of Black History Month events. Iowa State faculty and staff nominated by students also will be featured each Wednesday this month in a spotlight feature recognizing support and advocacy for black students. Events are free and open to the public, unless indicated.

Black History Month events

  • Feb. 1-28, "Black History Month: Writings Across the Diaspora," display and featured collection (Fireplace Reading Room, Parks Library)
  • Feb. 2, Performance, Los Angeles-based comedian Solomon Georgio (9 p.m., Memorial Union Maintenance Shop)
  • Feb. 3, Black Jeopardy, hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association (6 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 517 Welch Ave.)
  • Feb. 9, Soul Food Lunch, educational displays and menu selections (11 a.m.-2 p.m., Seasons, Marketplace and Conversations dining halls)
  • Feb. 9, NPHC 101, learn about historically black fraternities and sororities (8 p.m., 0001 Carver)
  • Feb. 16 and 17, The Vagina Monologues, raising awareness about violence against women and girls (7 p.m., MU Sun Room), $10-$13
  • Feb. 20-March 6, "Products of a Creative Mind" exhibit, online and in person (African American Museum of Iowa, Cedar Rapids), $2.50-$5
  • Feb. 20, Lecture, "In the Shadow of Charleston: Reflections on Race, Racism and Racial Violence," Keisha Blain, assistant professor, University of Iowa (7 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Feb. 24, Discussion, "The Same But Different: The Divide Between Africans and African Americans" (7 p.m., 205 Carver)
  • Feb. 25, 16th Annual Social Justice Summit, for students (9 a.m.-3 p.m., MU Campanile Room), registration required
  • Feb. 26, Soul Food Sunday, hosted by the Black Student Alliance (5 p.m., Black Cultural Center), limited space available, email Malik Burton for information
  • Feb. 28, Film and discussion, "A Place of Rage" documentary (7 p.m., 268 Carver)