Black History Month

Southern Connecticut State University Celebrates Black History Month

 

Black History Month Jeopardy                

Tuesday, February 4th @ 7:00 PM                                               Hickerson Hall Lobby

In honor of Black History Month, join us for a fun and interactive game of Jeopardy and learn about the achievements by African Americans who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world.

 

Chase Hall Movie Screening            

Tuesday, February 4th @ 8:30 PM                                               Chase Hall Lobby

Join Chase Hall Council with a movie showing of “Get Out”, an American horror film about an African American man who is introduces to the Caucasian neighborhood of his girlfriend and is exposed to strange activities, tapping into the phenomenon of double consciousness. 

 

Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   

Wednesday, February 5th @ 1:00 PM                                        ASC Ballroom

Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This event will feature Rev. Carl Howard, Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church of West Haven, Connecticut, who will deliver a keynote lecture addressing the challenges Dr. King faced and his vision beyond the dream. Also, there will be featured entertainment from SCSU students.

 

Black History Month Luncheon                                         

Tuesday, February 11th @ 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM                                             Connecticut Hall

Celebrate the essence of Black culture with delicious cuisine. Live music from Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band featuring singer, song writer, Djembe drummer, guitar artist Conroy Warren performing Black heritage, Negro spirituals and "Miss Matty Lou" - African Story Teller/Folk Dancer.

Lunch will be $7.00 for all students, staff and facultySponsored by: Chartwells Dining Services, Department of Residence Life and SCSU Multicultural Center

 

Love Your Hair               

Tuesday, February 12th @ 6:00 PM                                             Chase Hall Lobby

Join us as we discuss tips and techniques on how to take care of your hair.  

 

Movie Screening: Selma                    

Tuesday, February 11th @ 8:30 PM                                             Chase Hall Lobby

Join Chase Hall Council with a movie showing of “Selma”, a historical drama film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel Hosea Williams and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Movie Screening: Hidden Figures             

Tuesday, February 18th @ 8:30 PM                                             Chase Hall Lobby

Join Chase Hall Council with a movie showing of “Hidden Figures”, a biographical drama film about three brilliant African American women at NASA, the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

 

Black History Kahoot

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 @ 6:00 PM                                Chase Hall Lobby

Join Chase Hall for a fun game of Kahoot! This interactive game will be filled with black history facts and trivia.

 

Movie Screening

PAUL ROBESON: Tribute To An Artist

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 @ 12:00PM                      ASC 301

Join us in viewing Saul J. Turell's Academy Award-winning documentary short Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist. This 30 minutes’ documentary is narrated by Sidney Poitier and traces Robeson’s career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, "Old' Man River." Light refreshments and discussion will follow.

 

Movie Screening

PAUL ROBESON: Tribute To An Artist

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 @ 7:00PM                             ASC 301

Join us in viewing Saul J. Turell's Academy Award-winning documentary short Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist. This 30 minutes’ documentary is narrated by Sidney Poitier and traces Robeson’s career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, "Old' Man River." Light refreshments and discussion will follow.

 

A Black History Month Celebration: Commemorating the Life, Trials and Times of a Groundbreaking Civil Right Pioneer: Paul Robeson                          

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 @ 6:00 PM                                  ASC Ballroom

Join us as keynote speaker Susan Robeson, Granddaughter of Paul Robeson, provides a lecture commemorating the contributions and life of Paul Robeson, a distinguished scholar, athlete, actor, and singer who left a legacy of global activism for civil rights and social justice. She will also discuss what it means to be a global citizen, share her story and provide solutions to some of the challenges we face today. There will be musical performances by SCSU Choir, SCSU Theatre Department & Crescent Players, the Conte Chorus from Conte West Hills Magnet School, Amistad’s Malcolm Welfare and Princess Brown.

 

Chase Hall Movie Screening            

Tuesday, February 25th @ 8:30 PM                                             Chase Hall Lobby

Join Chase Hall Council with a movie showing of “The Hate You Give”, an American drama presenting struggles of a young woman switching between two economic societies and having to stand up for what she believes is right when her best friend is shot and killed by the hands of a police officer.

 

Harlem Renaissance

Tuesday, February 26th @ 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM                         Chase Hall Lobby

An intellectual, social, artistic explosion that centered in Harlem during the 1920s. A movement that gave African American writers the power to represent and speak for black experiences, culture and movement in all types of art. Chase hall will honor this moment as part of our Black History month program with some music, food, and a Speakeasy. An event you will not want to miss!

 

HIDDEN KOLORS: A Celebration of African American Culture

Wednesday, February 26th @ 7:30 PM                           ASC Ballroom

Join us for a night of cultural entertainment as the Divine Nine stroll and highlight their contributions to black history. Listen to inspirational words from our Keynote speaker and learn about the contributions of many African American Greeks.  

 

Heritage Ball: A Living Legacy

Thursday, March 12th @ 7:30 PM                                   ASC Ballroom

Join the SCSU ethnic organizations for a night of elegance as they come together to celebrate their cultures, heritages, and honor legendary figures from the past and present. AWARDS CEREMONY - Prizes Awarded for Mr. & Mrs. Heritage Ball • DINNER WILL BE SERVED • CULTURAL PERFORMANCES • ENTERTAINMENT • ALL ARE WELCOME! Sponsored by the African Student Association, Black Student Union, Multicultural Center, NAACP, S.I.S.T.A.S, Organization of Latin American Students, and the Caribbean Student Association.

 

 

SPONSORS: Chartwells Dining Services, Office of Diversity and Equity, Office of Integrated Communications & Marketing, Office of Residence Life, The Amistad Committee, INC., The SCSU Multicultural Center, and SCSU Music Department.