Black History Month

During the month of February, the Women's Center and the Men's Initiative will facilitate various programs honoring individuals of the African Diaspora.

My Black is Beautiful (WC/MI)
Monday, February 3
Time: 12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: ASC Plaza Level Table

Through this  interactive table  SCSU students and faculty will gain a further appreciation of Black History and Culture. Information on community and campus Black History Programs will be provided as well. 

My Black is Beautiful (WC/MI)
ate: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 12:00 p.m- 2:00 p.m
Location: ENG Hall Rotunda

Through this interactive table SCSU students and faculty will gain a further appreciation of Black History and Culture. Information on community and campus Black History Programs will be provided as well.

Heart Health Info Table (WC/MI)
Date: Monday, February 10
Time: 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m
Location: ASC Plaza Level 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p. m

February is Heart Healthy Month. Due to various factors, the Black community suffers from heart complications at a higher rate than other demographics. This table will provide information on how to live a "heart healthy" lifestyle.

"The Strong, the Bold, and the Beautiful"- Celebrating the Art of Healthy Hair
Wednesday, February 12
7:00 pm
ASC Fireplace

Join the Multi-cultural center, Women's Center, Black Student Union, and WSIN for fun evening celebrating the beauty of Black Hair. Information will be provided in healthy hair tips and products. Free samples of Hair and Body Care products will be provided.

"Hip Hop-Beyond Beats and Rhymes"- Film Screening (WC/MI)
ate: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: ENG A115

Hip Hop-Beyond Beats and Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in HIp Hop culture.

Director Byron Hurt, a longtime Hip Hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music, Ge pays tribute to Hip Hop while challenging the rap industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood.

The documentary features reveling interviews about masculinity and sexism with rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chick D, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes, Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons, and cultural commentators such as Michael Eric Dyson and Beverly Guy-Sheftall.

Perception of Black Women in the Media (WC)
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p. m
Location: TBD

Historical depictions of Black women in the media revolve around three main stereotypes: Mammie, Sapphire, and Jezebel. Now, with megastars such as Beyonce and Nikki Minaj and the popularity of shows such as Scandal and Love and Hip Hop  we are forced to look back at these sterotypes and question their relevance within the Black community.

This candid conversation will challenge these stereotypes and offer suggestions on what Black women can do to disassociate themselves from these negative images.

Strong Men Intervene (MI)
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Location: ASC 306

This event is discussion based and will center on intervention strategies as well as reasons to intervene. We will also look at aspects of masculinity the generally hold us back from intervening on others' behalf.

Sista-hood Luncheon (WC)
Wednesday, February 26
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In honor of the heroic "sistas" in our lives, the Women's Center will hold a luncheon in their honor.
More details to follow

Perceptions of the Black Male (MI)
Wednesday, February 26
Time: 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m
Location: ASC 308

The media, society, and the Black community have varying perceptions of Black male masculinity. This program will look into the damaging impact these views have on the Black community.

The Black Power Mixtape-Film Screening and Discussion (WC/MI)
Thursday, February 27
7:00 pm

The Black Power Mixtape looks at the people, society, style  and culture that fueled an era of change. This documentary chronicles the Black Power Movement and highlights courageous freedom fighters such as Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, and Huey P. Newton who dedicated their lives to bring equality and justice into the Black community.