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Celebrating Black History Month

Campus Events Scheduled Feb. 4-28

Jan. 15, 2013

Donna Nicol

Donna J. Nicol will lecture on “Reality Television and the Rise of a New Black Female Minstrel” Feb. 5.

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(Updated, Feb. 14, 2013)

What:

Lectures, a conference, entertainment and an awards event are scheduled to commemorate Black History Month at Cal State Fullerton. The events are open to the public.

Where:

Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

When:

Monday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m.:
Gerald Patton, Cal State Fullerton’s director of assessment and educational effectiveness, will deliver the Black History Month opening lecture, “At The Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington” in the Rotary Club of Fullerton Room of the Pollak Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m.:
Donna J. Nicol, a CSUF assistant professor of women and gender studies who earned her B.A. in history from Cal State Fullerton, will discuss her upcoming book, due out next year from Edwin Mellon Press: “I'm Da Baddest Bitch: Reality Television and the Rise of a New Black Female Minstrel” in the Rotary Club of Fullerton Room of the Pollak Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.:
“The Black Power Mix Tape,” a film documenting the black power movement in the United States, will be screened and followed by student-led discussion in Room 222 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.:
Members of the student organization Black Student Union will present a discussion on “Everything But the Burden.” The talk will take place in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion.

Monday, Feb. 11, noon:
Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, associate professor of political science, will present “Voting Right Acts and the Federal Court Involvement” in Room 112 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.:
The Divine Servants Gospel Talent Showcase will be staged in the Titan Theater.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.:
The campus African American and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer resource centers will present a discussion on “Four Colored Boys: Blackness, Masculinity and Sexuality” in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion.

Thursday, Feb. 14, noon:
The Black Student Union will present a black pride event, featuring music, dancing and games in the Quad.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.:
“ActNOW: Exploring Health Issues in the African American Community,” a conference designed to explore health issues, will be held in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. Panel topics include: "Health at Its BrEaST,”  “30 Minutes a Day Keeps Obesity Away,” “Don’t Wait Till It's Swollen: Check Your Colon” and “What Is the State of Your Prostate?” Rap sessions on nutrition, spirituality, health and sexually transmitted diseases, also will be presented. Speakers include: Chaitali S. Nangria, UC Irvine Medical Center physician; Jasmeet Gill, CSUF assistant professor of health science; Bernard Hardy, Talbert Medical Center physician; psychologist Miatta R. Snetter, and cancer research scientist Ricardo J. Parker. Admission is free to students. Registration is available online. For more information, call 714-507-0338 or visit www.thegreenfoundation.net.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4 p.m.:
Erica L. Ball, CSUF associate professor of American studies, will moderate a discussion about the movie “Django Unchained” in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m.:
Scott J. Spitzer, CSUF assistant professor of political science, will present “The Moynihan Report and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Lessons for Contemporary Policymakers.” His lecture will take place in the Rotary Club of Fullerton Room of the Pollak Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.:
Gwen Alexis, lecturer in African American studies, will present a book discussion on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness” in Room 222 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m.:
Edward Robinson, CSUF assistant professor of African American studies, will present “A Sustainable Backup Plan: Understanding of the Jeremy Lin Phenomenon and the Redevelopment of the Culture of Education in the Black Community.” The lecture will be presented in Room 222 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.:
Robin D.G. Kelley, UCLA Gary B. Nash professor of American history, will present “Undocumented: The World War on the Working Class.” Kelley is the award-winning author of a number of books, including “Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original” (Free Press, 2009) and Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class” (The Free Press, 1994).

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.:
CSUF student group Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness hosts the sixth annual “Why I Love Black Women” honorary celebration and ceremony. The formal dinner event is free and open to all women. For their volunteer service and leadership on campus and in their communities, several women will be honored and presented with awards. The event will take place in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion.

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday though Friday; free on weekends. Details available online.

More Info:

David McKenzie,College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 657-278-2969

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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