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CofC Events and Activities in Honor of Black History Month



In honor of Black History Month, several College of Charleston organizations are hosting activities and events throughout February. Here’s a look at what they are offering:

  • Screening of Rosa Parks Story with Film Director Julie Dash
    • February 11th at 6 pm in the McKinley Auditorium in the Avery Research Center
    • Screening will begin with an introduction by the film’s director, Julie Dash and end with a Q&A session.
  • 25th Annual African American Read-In
    • February 12th at 6 pm in the Alumni Memorial Hall in Randolph Hall (66 George Street)
    • The Office of Institutional Diversity, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, ROAR Scholars and the Black Student Union present a read-in featuring poems from the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Bridge Builders Panel Discussion on Navigating Race in the Workplace
    • February 13th at 12 pm in the Alumni Center at the School of Education, Health and Human Performance Building (86 Wentworth Street)
    • Guest panelists include Jerod Frazier, Lee Pringle, Johnny Caldwell and Deona Smith with moderator Ayinde Waring.
  • Screening of The Iran Job
    • February 13th at 7 pm in the Recital Hall at the Simons Center for the Arts (54 St. Phillip Street)
    • The Iran Job is an independent documentary about American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play professionally in one of the world’s most feared and misunderstood countries: Iran.
  • I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout the Food I Sells: A Speech with Jessica B. Harris
    • February 16th at 4 pm in the Stern Center Ballroom.
    • Jessica B. Harris will discuss Charleston’s street vendors – their wares and their ways.
  • “We the People” Gospel Choir Performance
    • February 16th at 5 pm at the Sottile Theatre
    • Admission is $10.
    • The “We the People” event will be an evening of spiritual and gospel music featuring the Calflin University Concert Choir with a guest performance by the College of Charleston Gospel Choir
  • From Slave Fields to Athletic Field: The Commodification of the African American Athlete at the Cost of Academic Achievement with Anthony Greene
    • February 20th at 5:30 pm at the Office of Admissions Presentation Room (65 George Street)
    • Anthony Greene will discuss African American students and student athletes.
  • Rhapsody in Black
    • February 22nd 2014 at 6 pm at the Avery Research Center.
    • The “Celebrating Us”: Open Mic Night will honor the many talents of black students on campus.
  • Brown Bag Series: “The Art of Protest,” with Independent Artist Karole Turner Campbell
    • February 26th at 12 pm in the Avery Research Center
    • On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Karole Turner Campbell discusses a series of paintings she is developing that are inspired by this tragic event and the trial of George Zimmerman that took place in June and July 2013.
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