Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CSU-Pueblo Black History Month Events

Colorado State University - Pueblo Sponsors Black History Month Events

PUEBLO – Colorado State University– Pueblo will continue to celebrate with a host of speakers in celebration of Black History Month. Americans have celebrated black history annually since 1926 with the creation of Negro History Week by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who was declared the “father of black history” for his work in the field. In 1976, Negro History Week was changed to Black History Month and is celebrated every February.

“We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice, “said Woodson.

Events began last week with the start of a Re-thinking Diversity series. Biology Professor Dr. Moussa Diawara spoke about the contributions of African American. A Gospel Explosion and a Tribute to Motown in conjunction with the PAACO annual dinner were held last weekend. Below is a list of Black History Month remaining this month:

Carter G. Woodson
Wednesday, Feb. 10- “Re-thinking Diversity” series. Lana Brumfield, music professor, “History of the Mardi Gras.” Diversity Resource Center. Lunch provided, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Wednesday Feb. 10- Distinguished Speaker Series. Danny Glover, “The Intersection of Art and Activism.” Hoag Recital Hall. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 16- President Joseph Garcia, “What’s Black, Who’s Black, and Who Decides.” Diversity Resource Center. Lunch provided, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17- “Re-thinking Diversity” series. Jennifer Peters, music professor, “Underground Railroad, ‘Coded Spirituals.’” Diversity Resource Center. Lunch provided, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday Feb. 17-Distiguished Speaker Series. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, “Truth and Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds of Racism,” Hoag Recital Hall, 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 22- LaNeeca Williams, “21st Century Discrimination: Micro-Inequities.” Diversity Resource Center. Lunch provided, Noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 24- “Re-thinking Diversity” series. Jacqueline Stroud, history professor. “Miners, Military, Mercantile and More: Afro-Latino Culture in Latin America.” Diversity Resource Center. Lunch provided, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/9/2010 Cora Zaletel Executive Director, External Affairs
Colorado State University-Pueblo 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81001 719-549-2576

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