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 SRU Plans Monthlong Series Marking Black History Events 




Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail:


     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s observance of Black History Month, primarily organized and sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, will offer nearly a dozen events throughout February offering opportunities to discuss diversity and other cultural issues.

     The month will also include a series of films designed to spark discussions. All activities, unless otherwise indicated, will take place in the University Union.

      The calendar includes a 7:30 p.m. Thursday [Feb. 2] showing of “The Gospel,” sponsored by SRU’s Black Action Society. An “Interactive Lecture: The Art of Kissing” will be held at 8 p.m., Feb. 7, sponsored by the University Program Board, followed at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 by the film “40 Acres and Mule: A Presentation about Reparations.” sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 by the film “The Color Purple,” sponsored by BAS.

      At 1 p.m., Feb 10, the “Transition Student Development Series: Kuumba (creativity)” continues facilitated by Dr. Renay Scales, assistant vice president for human resources and diversity, and Dr. Wayne Forbes, assistant professor, biology, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Programs. “Eat Your Heart Out,” offering a free chocolate fountain, Sticky Pics and a caricaturist, will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 sponsored by UPB.

            “Black Jeopardy, sponsored by BAS, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, and “Black Images and Inventions” will be offered at 8 p.m., Feb. 20, and on Feb. 21 the “State of America: The New Pink: The Effect of Current Trends On Pop Culture” will be offered at 1 p.m. sponsored by Intercultural Programs. The movie “Hotel Rwanda” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, sponsored by BAS.

      Rocky’s Coffeehouse will feature Chris Cauley and The Animators at 6 p.m. Feb. 24, sponsored by UPB, and the month’s activities will conclude with the “Ebony Ball” at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in Boozel Dining Hall.

     For further details call 724-738-2653




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