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Black History Month at PLU

Black History Month at PLU

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Black History Month

Image: Black History Month collage created by Elexia Johnson ’18 using images from Saga, PLU’s yearbook 1930-1999.

February 4, 2017

Upcoming events for Black History Month 2017 at PLU! Calendar sponsored by Black Student Union.

2017 Calendar of Events

A Visual Display of PLU’s Black History

Grey Area in the AUC
PLU’s Campus Ministry office will present a month long visual display of PLU’s Black History. Stop by the grey area in the Anderson University Center during the month of February to view this art piece.

Black History Quiz Bowl

Pflueger Hall 2nd Floor Lounge – 6pm
Join the PLU Black Student Union as we host our first official event during Black History Month. This night will host a Jeopardy style quiz game based on Black History facts and figures.

FEB 13
BSU Club Meeting Movie & Discussion: 13th

The Diversity Center – 6:30pm
Join the Black Student Union for our first club meeting for the Spring 2017 Semester. During this meeting we will show the highly acclaimed Netflix Documentary by Ava DuVernay 13th, which centers on race in the United States criminal justice system. After the movie we will have a discussion on the themes of the movie

FEB 16
“A Seat at the Table” Listening Party

The Center for Gender Equity – 5:30pm
Join the Center for Gender Equity as they listen to Solange Knowles’s album “A Seat at the Table” and have a follow-up discussion about the album’s themes around Blackness, Black women/Black femininity, racism, rage, and identity politics within the album itself and through its consumption.

FEB 16
Black Male Barbershop Talk

Pflueger Hall 2nd Floor Study Lounge – 6pm
The Barbershop in the Black community is known as a space and place of laughter, fun, community, discussing everything from religion, to sports, and most importantly issues facing the Black community. Come join us for an opportunity to discuss critical issues of success and support for Black males on PLU’s campus. RSVP to get a free haircut at First come, first serve.

FEB 17
BSU Open Mic Night

Hinderlie Hall, 1st Floor Lounge – 6pm
Join BSU for our inaugural Open Mic Night where this will offer those with varying amount of talents to put those talents on display. All students are welcome to join in on the fun. This open mic night will also host a few people displaying talents honoring Black History and Culture.

FEB 21
Celebration of Black History and Culture

Anderson University Center, CK West – 6pm
Join the Black Student Union for our signature Black History Month Event, “A Celebration of Black History and Culture.” This event will feature performances by traditional African and contemporary Hip Hop dance groups, spoken word poetry, and the Black History Month Featured Speaker, Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn. This event promises to showcase, educate, and celebrate the shared history, culture, and accomplishments that have been attributed to those of the African diaspora.

FEB 23
Literary Black History: Exploring the Works of African-American Authors

Anderson University Center 34 – 4pm
Join PLU’s English Honor Society as they celebrate and discuss some of the literary works of influential Black authors. All academic disciplines are welcomed. The selected readings will be available in Admin 201.

FEB 25
The Evolution of Hip Hop

The CAVE – 8pm
Join BSU for our annual dance that will showcase Hip Hop from its early beginnings to today. This event will also serve as a celebration of Black History, Black Culture, Black Music, and Black People.

FEB 26
Back to our Roots: Church Fellowship

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Seattle – 10:15am
The Black church has always served as the cornerstone for the Black community. Join BSU as we travel to Tabernacle Baptist Church in Seattle for a church fellowship service where one of our BSU Advisors will be preaching this Sunday. A PLU van has been reserved, RSVP to to ride the van. The van and others will leave promptly at 9:00am.