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Celebrating Black History Month

'Race and Racism in a Post-Racial America' Theme for Program

Jan. 23, 2014; updated Feb. 12, 2014

What:

Cal State Fullerton will celebrate Black History Month with a number of activities ranging from lectures, films and plays to a health conference. Activities are free and open to the public.

When:

Jan. 30 – Feb. 27, various times

Where:

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

Schedule:

Jan. 30

Noon – 1 p.m.
Libation Ceremony led by Lezlee Hinesmon-Matthews, assistant professor of African American studies
Titan Student Union Theater

Feb. 3

Noon – 1 p.m.
"The Fact of Decolonial Blackness as a Challenge to Post-Racial (Racist) Ideology" by Alexandro J. Gradilla, chair and associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies and chair of African American studies
Pollak Library, Room 130

Feb. 6

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Black Student Union Pan African Fair
Plaza in front of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building

Feb. 10

3 – 4 p.m.
"Rethinking the Word 'Straight'" by Edward Robinson, lecturer in African American studies
Student Access Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 112.
Robinson will also present this talk Feb. 26 at Cal State Fullerton's Irvine Campus.

Feb. 11

5 – 7 p.m.
Screening of 2012 documentary "Dark Girls"
WoMen's Center, University Hall, Room 205

7 – 9 p.m.
Divine Servants Gospel Showcase
Titan Student Union Theater

Feb. 12

2:30 – 4 p.m.
"Hip Hop Poetics and Black Automaton" discussion and poetry by award-winning poet Douglas Kearney, author of "Fear, Some," "The Black Automaton" and "SkinMag."
Student Access Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 112

Feb. 13

3 – 4 p.m.
"Civil Rights and Education" by Debra L. Cote and Vita L. Jones, assistant professors of special education
Student Access Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 112

7 p.m.
Seventh annual "Why I Love Black Women" honorary celebration and ceremony sponsored by the Alliance for Preservation of African Consciousness. The formal dinner event is free and open to all women.
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion

Feb. 18

5 – 6 p.m.
"Social Inequities Related to Race and Mass Incarceration" by Rosalind Blackstar, office manager, Disability Support Services
Pollak Library, Room 360

Feb. 20

10 – 11:15 a.m.
Improvisation play "Some of My Best Friends Are ____" by Gwen Alexis, lecturer in African American studies
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion

4 – 5 p.m.
"Strange Bedfellows: Obama, LGBT Communities and Neoliberalism in Post-Racial America" by Siobhan King Brooks, assistant professor of African American studies, and American studies graduate student Jamal A. Batts
Student Access Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 112

Feb. 22

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
G.R.E.E.N. Foundation Health Conference
Titan Student Union

Feb. 24

10 – 11 a.m.
"Racial Politics 2014: Post Racial or Persistent?" by Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles and author of the book "Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles"
Pollak Library, Room 360

Feb. 25

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
"Politics and Poems: Reading and Writing Resistence" by Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies
Student Access Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 112

Feb. 26

Noon – 1 p.m. 
"Blacks in Latin America 'Grandma in the Closet'" by Philippe J. Zacair, associate professor of history
Student Access Center, Humanities-Social Sciences Building, Room 112

Feb. 27

11 a.m.
Afro-Ethnic Student Association Silent March
Begins at the student residence halls

4 – 5 p.m.
"Fanon and Outlaw and the Question of the Inferiority Complex: The Epistemic Value of Experience" by Emily Lee, associate professor of philosophy
Pollak Library, Room 130

Parking:

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

Sponsors:

African American Resource Center, Afro-Ethnic Student Association, African American Studies, Associated Students Inc., Black Student Union, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, LGBTQ Resource Center, Sister Talk and WoMen's Center

More Info.:

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

Media Contact:

Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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