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Join the Office of Student Life as we celebrate Black History Month. This year's theme is "Respecting the past, motivating the present, creating the future."
February 2, 9, 16 & 912:00 - 1:30 p.m. Sansbury CLC Quiet Room
Faculty/Staff Admission (Without Meal Plan): $5.50
Student Admission (Without Meal Plan): $8.59
Thursday, February 2
“Hidden…Fences? Diversity Behind the Camera”
by Dr. LaTracey McDowell
Thursday, February 9
“Staying Hopeful: African American Females Living with HIV”
by Dr. Toshua Kennedy
Thursday, February 16
“Decoding the Wu Tang Clan”
by Dr. Michael Blum
Thursday, February 23
“Followers Not Leaders, The Black Political Image in the White Mind”
by Dr. Carmen Harris
Thursday, February 9 5:00 p.m. CASB 101
Organization: The Underground
Thursday, February 96:00 p.m.Tukey Theater
Ntozake Shange’s award-winning play about the struggle of black women makes its way to film with this ensemble drama starring Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg and Kerry Washington.
Wednesday, February 155:00 - 6:00 p.m.Tukey Theater
Anita challenged Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the US Supreme Court in 1991 and exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world. Panel discussion to follow.
Thursday, February 16Reading and Lecture 4:00 p.m.Health Education Complex 2039
Performance with Jazz Ensemble 8:00 p.m.HPAC Theatre
Ntozke Shange is the playwright of For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.
Organization: Department of African American Studies
Tuesday, February 21 & Wednesday, February 226:00 - 9:00 p.m.Sansbury CLC Ballroom
Join the Office of Student Life - Multicultural Programs, Speaking Down Barriers and #AGEOLD in a two-day cultural festival featuring spoken-word poets, public speakers, artistic performances and fashion from right here in the Sparkle City!
Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 258:00 p.m.HPAC Theater
Sunday, February 263:00 p.m.HPAC Theater
General Admission - $8, Faculty/Staff/Student - $4 (must show I.D.), CASH/CHECK ONLY, (Small bills appreciated). For reservations, please contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (864) 503-5695.
Saturday, February 25:00 - 7:00 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Chapman Cultural Center
Led by Composer/Director, Tyrone Jefferson, A Sign of the Times’ ensembles perform music from the African Diaspora, including Latin, Jazz, Classic Rhythm & Blues and Funk! Their range swings and transports listeners to the days of Dizzy, Bird, Miles and Sassy as well as Earth, Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, the Stylistics, Etta James and James Brown. Each musical story is told with authenticity and reverence to the great ones that came before us. For more information about tickets, please visit the Chapman Cultural Center website at
For accommodations, contact Disability Services at (864) 503-5199. For more information, contact Doug Peters at (864) 503-7454 or via email at
Student LifeOlin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 210
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303 (864) 503-5122
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