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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Black History Month Events at East Tennessee State University

African and African American Studies Lecture Series, 7 PM, February 6th, Carroll Reese Museum, ETSU.
Adam Dickson, Tennessee Advocacy Manager for the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Boones Creek, will speak on "An Analysis of the 2006 Congressional Elections and the Conseedquences for African Americans. Sponsored by African and Afriucan American Studies.

"Chocolate on the Outside" 10 AM, February 9th, D.P. Culp Univeristy Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium, ETSU.
This play, written by April Turner and presented by Life As Art Productions, concerns four African-American co-workers who set out for a team-building workshop retreat inthe snow-blown Appalachian Mountains. A thought-provoking play that examines intra-racial issues and revelations through the power of forgiveness.

Traveling Exhibit: "Eyes Wide Open" 10 AM to 4 PM, February 12-16, Sherrod Library, Borchuck Plaza, ETSU.
The American Friends Service Committee's widely acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

"The Meeting", 7 PM, February 13, D.P. Culp University Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium, ETSU.
This play depicts what might have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King had met before they were assassinated, just three years apart. The play explores the lives, philosophies and times of these two Civil Rights leaders. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Affairs Association.

Multicultural Career Fair, Noon to 3 PM, Feb. 20th, D.P. Culp University Center Ballroom, ETSU.
Businesses, corporations and organizations from surrounding states visit to recruit students and allow them to explore the opportunities they have to offer. Students are encouraged to bring resumes, dress professionally and be prepared for interviews. Co-sponsored by the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Career Placement and Internship Services.

Black History "Jeopardy", 7 PM, February 21st, D.P. Culp University Center, Meeting Room 6, ETSU.
Test your knowledge of Black History and watch contestants compete for prizes. Organizations are welcome to participate. Those interested must sign up and receive an informational packet by stopping by the Student Organization Resource Center on the lower level of the Culp Center, or by emailing Sponsored by the Black Affairs Association.

African Aand AFrican American Studies Lecture Series, 6 PM, February 22, Carroll Reese Museum, ETSU.
The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, a leader during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950's and 1960's, and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will speak on "The Civil Rights Movement: The Struggles and Consequences." Reverend Shuttlesworth is considered one of the "Big Three" of the Civil Rights Movement, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Reverend Ralph Abernathy. Sponsored by African and African American Studies.

Gospel Extravaganza, 3:30 PM, Feb. 25th, D.P. Culp University Center, Martha Street Culp Auditorium, ETSU.
This spring concert features performances by the ETSU Gospel Choir and other local choirs.

Black History Awareness Month Ribbon Giveaway, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, February 27-28, D.P. Culp University Center, Second and Third Floors, ETSU. Red, black and gree ribbons will be given in commemoration of Black History Awareness Month. Information about African Americans' contributions will be distributed. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Black Affairs Association.