Clarion University’s Black History Month Events Open to Public

west1CLARION, Pa. – Clarion University’s minority student groups will offer several events for Black History Month.

The following events are open to students and the community.

·         Visiting professor Cornel West will offer a presentation entitled “Inside Politics” Feb. 4 in the Marwick-Boyd auditorium. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m.

·         Grove City College professor Todd Allen will come to Clarion Feb. 8 to offer a presentation as part of the Black Lives Matter series. His talk, “Eyes Forward, Looking Back: Remembering the Civil Rights Movement,” will take place at 7 p.m. in Hart Chapel.

·         The Black Student Union is hosting Lip Sync Battle: Motown Theme at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Hart Chapel. Motown, a record company founded in 1959, played an important role in integrating the American music field. In the 1960s, Motown and subsidiary labels were successful in promoting Motown Sound, a genre of soul music influenced by pop. Notable artists in the field are Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.

·         Feb. 11 will feature “Redefining the Man” hosted by Women United. It will take place in Gemmell 152 at 6 p.m.

·         National African American Read-In Day will be celebrated Feb. 18 with poet Kirwyn Sutherland, Jr. He will begin his performance at 1 p.m. in Carlson Library Level A.

·         The King of Queens Pageant sponsored by Black Student Union will be open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Hart.

·         A showcase of author and NAACP founder W.E.B. DuBois will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Hart. Hosts are Clarion’s chapter of NAACP.

All events are free for students and the community.

Please contact director of Minority Student Services, Rogers Laugand, at [email protected] with questions.

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