Multicultural Student Services

Black History Month

Black History Month 2021

The Truth About Black History

February 9
5:30 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Chukwuemeka Ikegwuonu
Format: Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID: 932 9822 1377 Password: MSS

Description: It’s time to unpack the rich history of Blackness in the U.S. To do so, we’ll process our collective pains and triumphs so that we can set a plan to ensure our collective success as we move forward.

Tight Rope Navigation Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Daunting Journey for African American Emancipation In The 21st Century

February 11
5 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Tamrat Tademe
Format: Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID: 943 4620 9652 Password: MSS

Description: African Americans have faced and continue to face Violent Structural Impediments that continue to threaten and many times end their lives. To end this Multidimensional Form of Oppression they have creatively charted an Emancipatory Vision that Navigates between a Rock and a Hard Place, and they have are working to bring about a true Multidimensional Emancipation in the 21st Century. After Examining the different perspectives of Freedom Fighters in the Struggle, the presentation will facilitate a Dialogue with Members of the audience.

CAAS Open Mic & Paint and Sip

February 17
6:30 - 9 p.m.

Host: Council of African American Students
Format: In-person, Voyageurs, Atwood Memorial Center

Description: Join CAAS for spoken word/poetry and a paint night.

Remembering the Martyrs of Our Black Liberation

The bloody costs of the struggle for racial justice

February 18
5 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Tamrat Tademe
Format: Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID: 925 0571 3003 Password: MSS

CAAS Movie Night

February 19
6:30 - 10 p.m.

Host: Council of African American Students
Format: In-person, Theatre, Atwood Memorial Center

Description: Come chill with CAAS for a relaxing evening of some good flicks in honor of Black History Month.

Seven Signs You Know Your Value and Self-Worth

February 24
5:30 p.m.

Speaker: Calvin Diggs
Format: Hybrid: In-person, Cascade, Atwood Memorial Center and Zoom Meeting ID: 929 9845 5517 Password: MSS

Description: We have a responsibility to provide a culturally competent and safe mental environment for students. With the intent of embracing Black History Month, our melanin, and long term goals as a SCSU student we will focus on your value and self-worth. These tools will help prepare you for the next roles in life as a SCSU student, alumni, or person. What do you want your story to tell about how you have moved from awareness and education to action?

CAAS Open Mic & Paint and Sip

February 24
6:30 - 9 p.m.

Host: Council of African American Students
Format: In-person, Voyageurs, Atwood Memorial Center

Description: Join CAAS for spoken word/poetry and a paint night.

Blackity Black Black: Blackness is More Than Skin Deep – A Healing Moment

February 25
6 p.m.

Speaker: Sequoia Range
Format: Virtual, Zoom Meeting ID:

Description: I want to create a presentation/seminar-style conversation that creates a dialogue about the importance and value of Africans and Black Americans mental health and that highlights the similarities between the different cultural groups. I want to explore the differences in African and Black American ways of thinking and draw the similarities between them, so that people watching might go home and be able to more deeply understand what it means to think black. There can be no sense of justice without soundness of mind, and so I think it important to take the time to acknowledge and address the trauma those who possess blackness face in our everyday lives.

CAAS Movie Night

February 26
6:30 - 10 p.m.

Host: Council of African American Students
Format: In-person, Theatre, Atwood Memorial Center

Description: Come chill with CAAS for a relaxing evening of some good flicks in honor of Black History Month.