ASU Announces Black History Month Events

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ASU’s 2019 Black History Month schedule features a full slate of events for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.
 
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The diverse schedule of campus programs, events and lectures will help motivate, inspire and enlighten the entire ASU community in honor of Black History Month. 

This year’s Black History Month national theme is "Black Migrations.”

ASU’s complete Black History Month schedule is as follows:

February 1
Art Exhibit and Reception
A New Destiny Awaits: 
The Black Migration Student 
11 a.m. | Levi Watkins Learning Center 
Art Gallery
Sponsored by LWLC Cultural Heritage Committee and by the National Center for Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture
 
February 5
Read and Rise: Sharing the  Love of Reading with Montgomery Area Elementary Schools
For more information, call 334-229-4270 
or visit www.alasu.edu/FoundersDay

Separate: Black Health in America
6 p.m. | Tune in to WVAS 90.7 FM

Reddick Lecture Series 
6 p.m. | J. Garrick Hardy 
Student Center Theater 
Sponsored by The University Programs  and Activities Board 
 
February 7
Celebration of Service: 

Paying Tribute to the University’s Presidents and Icons
11 a.m. | Ralph David Abernathy Auditorium
Sponsored by Alumni Affairs
                        
February 8    
Founders’ Day Convocation

Speaker: Larry K. Mack (’93), alumnus and deputy director of the Office of Human Capital at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Campus Processional begins at 8:45 a.m. 
Convocation begins at 10 a.m. 
Dunn-Oliver Acadome 
For more information, call 334-229-4270 or visit www.alasu.edu/FoundersDay.  

February 12
ASU, the Origins and Purpose of Black History Month/Black Migration

11 a.m. | Levi Watkins Learning Center Lecture Hall
Sponsored by LWLC Cultural Heritage Committee and by the National Center  for Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture

Advocacy and Awareness Forum 
6 p.m. | J. Garrick Hardy 
Student Center Theater
Sponsored by The University Programs and Activities Board
 
February 13
BLACK LOVE: A Dance Concert Experience

Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Saturday, Feb. 16 
7 p.m. | Leila Barlow Theatre
Students $6 with a valid ASU ID
General admission $12 
Feb. 13 is ASU Family Night! 
FREE admission for all ASU students with a valid ASU ID.
Sponsored by The College of Visual and Performing Arts and Departments of Theatre and Dance 
 
February 14
“Tell them We are Rising” 

PBS Documentary 
11 a.m. | Levi Watkins Learning Center Lecture Hall
Sponsored by The Office of Diversity  and International Affairs
 
February 16
ASU v. Alabama A&M Basketball Game and National Black 

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
HIV Prevention Pit Stop Tour
3 p.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Sponsored by The Office of Diversity and International Affairs                 

February 19
African-American Art Song and Spiritual: Vocal Master Class 

featuring Dr. Phillip Harris
11 a.m. | Tullibody Recital Hall  
Sponsored by The College of Visual and Performing Arts and Music Department

Guest Artist Recital featuring Dr. Phillip Harris and Dr. Cordelia Anderson
7 p.m. | Tullibody Recital Hall 
Sponsored by The College of Visual and Performing Arts and Music Department

February 21
3rd Annual African-American Art Song and Spiritual Concert

7 p.m. | Tullibody Recital Hall 
Sponsored by The College of Visual and Performing Arts and Music Department

February 28
Millennial Entrepreneur Summit

9 a.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room
Sponsored by The Small Business Development Center

2019 Black History Month Keynote Address, featuring Dr. Felicia Bell, Director of the Rosa Parks Museum
11 a.m.
Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium 
Sponsored by ASU Department of History and Political Science

Oratorical Contest 
11 a.m. | Hardy Center-Student Theater Sponsored by The Office of Student Life and University Programs and Activities Board

Black Business Expo 
6 p.m. | J. Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom 
Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Miss Alabama State University Showcase
6 p.m. | Abernathy Auditorium 
Sponsored by Miss Alabama State University, 
Arianna Thompson

March 1
Standing Against the Negative Forces All Around Us: 

Black History Month Forum
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome Banquet Room