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CSI Celebrates Black History Month

January 24, 2018

CSI will celebrate Black History Month with a wide variety of events.

The College of Staten Island will be celebrating Black History Month with a calendar of exciting and engaging events throughout the month of February and part of March. Here is the complete calendar:

 

Concert: Shanice Green

Friday, Feb. 2, Center for the Arts (Building 1P), 8:00pm; tickets: $20

Shanice Green gives us a necessary break from the norm. In a world that’s seemingly obsessed with the next Top 40 hit, it’s very rare to come across an artist who embraces soul and authenticity. Shanice Green pours unfiltered “soul” into her listeners’ hearts.

 

Movie Screening: Thirteenth

Tuesday, Feb. 6, Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223, 2:30pm – 4:20pm

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

This CC CLUE event is sponsored by the Department of English.

 

CSI Library Poster Series

Opens Thursday, Feb. 8 and continues through February, Library (Building 1L) Volpe Rotunda

Stop by the CSI Library Art Gallery in the Rotunda to explore historical images of African American life in the U.S., the civil rights leaders from yesterday, and those who are still fighting today.

This CC CLUE event is sponsored by the Department of the Library.

 

Movie Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

Tuesday, Feb. 13, Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223, 2:30pm – 4:20pm

This award-winning, internationally acclaimed documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, offers an explosive snapshot of author, activist, and social critic James Baldwin’s crucial observations on the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. – and a sobering reminder of how far we’ve yet to go with race relations in the U.S.

This CC CLUE event is sponsored by the Department of English.

 

“We Are One!”  featuring Afro-Brazilian dance troupe Mami Wata

Thursday, Feb. 15, Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall, 2:30pm – 4:20pm

This Afro-Latin dance and drum workshop will highlight the direct connection between the Congo and Cuba though a historical lecture and musical storytelling. The activities will focus on Cuban and Congolese music, dance, musical instruments, and traditions. We are inviting the CSI community to experience the rich historical, musical, and cultural traditions that this workshop will feature.

This PG CLUE event is sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program; the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Program; and Student Government.

 

Park Café Buffet features African and African American Dishes

Thursday, Feb. 22, Campus Center (Building 1C) Park Café, two seatings: 11:30am – 1:15pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm

 

Open House: African and African Diaspora Studies Program

Thursday, Feb. 22, Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 203, 2:30pm – 4:20pm

This event is sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.

 

Movie Screening: Get Out!

Thursday, Feb., 22, Center for the Arts (Building 1P), Room 223, 2:30pm – 4:20pm

This 2017 American horror film is laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit.

This CC CLUE event is sponsored by the Department of English.

 

Financial Discussion: “How Far Have We Come?”

Tuesday, Feb. 27, Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

How far have communities of color come in financial power? CNN.com reported in 2017 that most Americans do not have $500 in savings in case of emergency. Many people of color are in questionable financial health even though this community has more earning power than in years past. This eye-opening discussion will shed light on the why and what of the community’s financial health and how to do better.

This is a CC CLUE event.

 

Artistic Extravaganza: “How Far Have We Come? From Africa to the Americas”

Wednesday, Feb. 28, Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join the entire CSI community for an evening of celebration to honor our rich African and African American artistic heritage. The event will feature artistic expressions in the forms of live music, song, dance, the spoken word, photography, drawings, and paintings.

This event is funded by the Campus Activities Board and is funded by Student Activity Fees.

 

The Dean’s Symposium: Maria Bellamy: Author of Bridges to Memory: Post Memory in Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction

Tuesday, Mar. 6, location TBA, 2:30pm – 4:20pm

Professor Maria Bellamy focuses on African American, Multi-Ethnic American, and Diasporic literatures, with an emphasis on women writers.

This CC CLUE event is sponsored by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Quiz Competition: “Let’s Explore Africa”

Monday, Mar. 12, Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

This New York State Championship is open to 4th through 7th graders (1:00pm) and 8th through 12th graders (2:30pm). Contestants can win a chance to take part in the National Championship in Orlando, FL on Saturday, Apr. 14. Register at www.eventbrite.com.

This event is co-sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies Program and Blassys.

 

For more information on these events, please call Sloane Von Wertz at 718.982.4162, or sloane.vonwertz@csi.cuny.edu.

 

 

 

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