Office of Student Involvement

Black History Month 2012

Black History Month Student Drawn Poster
Black History Month is the annual celebration of achievements made by African Americans in the United States. The celebration has been observed annually since 1976 in the United States. Other countries since, like Canada and the United Kingdom, have also devoted a month to celebrating black history.
Black History Month Kickoff
Monday, January 30, 2012
Student Union Auditorium
A great opportunity to learn about what’s happening around campus to celebrate, embrace and educate people about Black History. This event is designed to announce the upcoming events that will take place during Black History month 2012. Lunch will be promptly served at 12:15 pm
New Works Writer Series
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
6:30pm
Rossford Public Library
New Works Writers Series (New Works) Black History production for 2012 is entitled “Magic Freddy.” Children 7 years and older will be entertained by this historical tale which is a mixed media readers’ theatre production that highlights the life of Frederick Douglass.
SAAB Leader History
Thursday, February 2, 2012
8:00-10:00pm FH 2100
For location information contact: Christopher.scott@rockets.utoledo.edu
Basheer Jones will speak to college students about the history of some of our leaders and what we as students should be doing to create a similar bond of unity like our leaders in the past.
Speak Your Mind Poetry Slam
Monday, February 6, 2012
7:00-9:00pm
Student Union Auditorium
Enjoy spoken word by some of the University of Toledo’s students. The finale event will include a special performance by a guest poet.
MINYA African American's through film
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
8:00pm
Student Union 2592
This event will consist of a viewing of a film selected by the members of MINIYA. This is a great opportunity to learn something new about African American’s through film.
BSU Soul Food Luncheon
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
11:00am-3:00pm
Student Union South Lounge
BSU will be hosting their annual luncheon event. During this event people will have the opportunity to get a taste of traditional African American Soul food. Support the Black Student Union as they share in African American traditions through food.
New Works Writers Series
Wednesday, February 9, 2012
2:00pm
FH 2100
New Works Writers Series (New Works) Black History production for 2012 is entitled “Magic Freddy.” Children 7 years and older will be entertained by this historical tale which is a mixed media readers’ theatre production that highlights the life of Frederick Douglass.
SAAB Good Grades Make a Difference 
Thursday, February 9, 2012 
8:00-10:00 p.m.
For Location information contact: Christopher.scott@rockets.utoledo.edu 
Keathun Gale will be sharing with us the importance of getting good grades in college and making positive relationships with staff, professors students and family.
Black History Month Celebration and Recognition Reception 
Friday, February 10, 2012 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium
Join in celebration of recognition and accomplishments. UT Alumni Greg Braylock, United Way and Dr. Charlene Gilbert, Professor and Chair of Department of Women and Gender Studies will be recognized for the contributions to the University of Toledo and the Toledo community. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Student Success
BG Black Issues Conference 
Saturday, February 11, 2012 
10:00-3:30 p.m. 
BGSU Bowen Thompson Student Union $15.00
This conference is hosted by the BGSU Black Student Union in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The BGSU 13th Annual Black Issues Conference theme; “It’s Not Just A Black Issue: Politics, Leadership, Civil Rights.” If you are interested in accompanying fellow University of Toledo Students to the BGSU conference please contact megan.woodruff@rockets.utoledo.edu efforts will be made to arrange car pool.
BSU Bake Sale 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Student Union Table
Support the Black Student Union’s Valentine’s Bake Sale to help raise month for Song Fest.
Black Facts Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Table Student Union
Want to learn something about African American’s you may not have known before? Come visit the Black History Month Committee’s table in the Student Union dining area to receive free candy and free facts. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Student Success.
BSU General Body Meeting N-Word Part 2 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 
7:00 p.m.
Student Union Ingman Room
Monthly meeting where we come together to discuss Social, and Political issues that we face as African American students. Meeting topic will be part 2 discussion on whether the N-word is specific to the African American culture. Come and have your opinion heard on whether the N-word is À universal expression or specific to African Americans.
SAAB Professional Image Seminar
Wednesday, February 16, 2012 
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 
For Location information contact: Christopher.scott@rockets.utoledo.edu 
This event will consist of a presenter talking about the importance of dress code and the value to first impressions. We will also discuss dressing appropriately for specific events.
New Works Writers Series
Saturday, February 18, 2012 
2:00 p.m. 
Oregon Public Library
New Works Writers Series (New Works) Black History production for 2012 is entitled “Magic Freddy.” Children 7 years and older will be entertained by this historical tale which is a mixed media readers’ theatre production that highlights the life of Frederick Douglass.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Alpha Chapter Move MORE Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday, February 18, 2012
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Health and Human Services 1711 Donations
All proceeds going toward the Boys and Girls Club who will be in attendance bringing a bus of children participating in the various activities. Children and their families can participate in group exercise classes (Extreme Results, BeachBody, Wiifit, etc) as well as various health screenings and more.
Lost Textbook Heroes 
Monday, February 20, 2012 
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium
Learn about the heroes that are less frequently recognized in history. Professor Dr. Angela Siner, Dr. Carter Wilson, Dr. Richard Montgomery and Dr. Carmen Phelps will be presenting information on influential African Americans less well known in history. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Student Success.
MINIYA Night with the Legends 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 
7:00 p.m.
Student Union T-Section
Join MINIYA as they recognize African American women from the community. Enjoy speeches about their lives, the steps it took to get them where they are and what it is like being an African American woman in the industry that they work.
MINIYA Bake Sale
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
11:00-2:00 p.m.
Student Union Table
MINIYA will be hosting their monthly bake sale. Come join us in purchasing goods to support their continuous contributions to the University of Toledo.

Black Greek Xperience 
Thursday, February 22, 2012 
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium
Interested in finding out how relevant Greek Life is at colleges? Come enjoy a special presentation from Attorney Cromwell, executive director of The Harbor Institute, on the relevancy of Black Greek organizations, history and personal stories. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Student Success.

Eberly Women’s Center Monstrous Intimacies
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
3:30-5:00 p.m.
University Hall 4410
Dr. Christina Sharpe, Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies Faculty Member at Tufts University, will be presenting her lecture, "Monstrous Intimacies:  At the Intersection of Race and Gender.” Sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, The Department of English, The President’s Lecture Series on Diversity, The Africana Studies Program and the Master of Liberal Studies Program.
What Do You Really Think of Me
Thursday, February 23, 2012
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Student Union Room 2592
Join a healthy and constructive discussion to address the many misconceptions about the differences between cultures. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Office of Multicultural Student Success.
BSU Fashion Show
Friday, February 24, 2012
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Student Union Auditorium
43rd annual Scholarship fashion show: "Sankofa" a look at our past to know our future. Admission $12
Harlem Renaissance
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Student Union Rocky’s Attic
Experience the Harlem Renaissance as you have never experienced it before. Come experience an era that changed the lives of many African Americans, a night to remember and an era to recognize. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement, Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Black Student Union.
BSU/APA Deeply Rooted
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
For Location information contact: Victoria.delly@rockets.utoledo.edu
BSU and APA collaborate seeking to unify people of African descent and to solve issues between Africans and African Americans. This event will trace back the through history African Americans beginnings in Africa. This event will trace back the history of African Americans beginnings in Africa.

 

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