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UA Black History Month Events Begin
Black History Month events at the UA have begun, including lectures, film screenings, a field trip and block party.
In conjunction with nationwide events in honor of Black History Month, several University of Arizona departments, centers and student organizations are hosting more than one dozen events.
The list of events being held at UA this month is available online. Among them are:
Feb. 7: The documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So," will be presented at 6 p.m. in Room 209 of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center, 1322 E. First St. The film follows Daniel Karslake as he documents the lives of conservative Christian families. Christopher Arlen, a faith-based motivation speaker, is slated to speak.
Feb. 13: Kristina Bishop will present her lecture, "South Africa: A Democratic Success?" The 3 p.m. lecture will be held in Room 225 of the Richard A. Harvill Building, 1103 E. Second St.
Feb. 15: Chad Cummins, principal officer for the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, will present his lecture, "U.S. Presence in Africa." The 3 p.m. lecture will be held in Room 216 of the Henry Koffler Building, 1340 E. University Blvd.
Feb. 17: The People of Color Safe Zone training will be held at 1 p.m.at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, located on the third floor of the Student Union. The training will focus on race and sexuality and also different intersections of class, religion and gender experience.
Feb. 20: Activist filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro will present the keynote lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Catalina Room of the Student Union. Kimaro also will screen her film, "A Lot Like You," during a seperate event to be held Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Gallagher Theater at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.
Feb. 23: "His Achilies Heel" will be held in the main lounge of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center. The 7 p.m. panel discussion will focus on black men's commitment to relationships, health, work, academics and personal success. The event is open to all.
Feb. 28: "TransGriot – Blogging at the Intersection of Race and Gender" will be held at 7 p.m. at Gallagher Theater. The speaker is Monica Roberts, an African American transwoman writer, award-winning activist, speaker and blogger.
Feb. 28: The Black History Month Block Party will be held at 5 p.m. at the Old Main Foundation.
Also throughout the month of February, the UA BookStores is displaying a range of fiction and non-fiction titles related to Civil Rights Movement, prominent black leaders, slavery and the contributions of African Americans.
Event sponsors include UA's African American Student Affairs, Africana Studies, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Affairs, Pride Alliance, the Women's Resource Center, the Black Law Students Association and the School of Geography and Development.