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News Service:

Annette Hacker, manager,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

2-01-05

Black History Month Events

February 1

Black Faculty and Staff Council Reception
3 p.m., 2109 Martin Hall

Black History Month Vigil
5:30 p.m., Memorial Union Fountain of the Four Seasons

Sponsored by Black Student Alliance

February 4

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
6 p.m., Scheman Building

Tickets are $40 per person and include NAACP membership. The theme is "Your Role in the Struggle for Freedom: The State of Equality in America." Vignettes by the Langston Hughes Players. Advance tickets available in Room 25, Pearson Hall; or available at the door. For more information, call 294-1386.

February 5

Multicultural Leadership Summit
8:30 a.m. -8 p.m., Memorial Union

http://www.sac.iastate.edu/PowerofOne/Msummit/homepage.html

February 7

Multicultural Student Affairs Open House
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2080 Student Services Building Silent auction, refreshments, information about MSA.

February 8

LECTURE "A Deeper Truth: Revelations of the Soul"
Ako Abdul-Samad
8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Ako Abdul-Samad is the founder and CEO of Creative Visions Human Development Center, and was elected to the Des Moines School Board in 2003. He has served as Vice President of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, Coordinator for Urban Dreams, and as a counselor in the Iowa prison system. Abdul-Samad has lectured and counseled internationally on community development, service to at-risk youth, and substance abuse prevention and crisis intervention. Abdul-Samad is a member of the board of directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice, Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium, Directors Counsel of Des Moines, African American Leadership Coalition, Senator Charles Grassley's "Face It Together," Concerned Citizens for Justice and Bridges of Iowa. He is the author of A Deeper Truth: Revelations of the Soul.

February 10

Children of the Diaspora Discussion
Sponsored by Black Student Alliance and African Student Association
7 p.m., Pioneer Room

A discussion of the relationships between African and African-American students.

February 11

Multicultural Student Affairs Friday Nights at Clyde's
Movie/game night for students of color
8 p.m. to midnight, Union Drive Community Center; free.

February 12

Black Faculty, Staff, and Student Breakfast
10 a.m. to noon, Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

February 14-19

National Society of Black Engineers Week (various activities below)

  • February 15: NSBE and Resume Workshop, 1304 Howe Hall
  • February 16: NSBE Walk for Education, North Grand Mall
  • February 18: NSBE C4 Chamber Tour
  • February 19: NSBE Science & Engineering Expo for Ames School District

February 17

Soul Food Taste Sponsored by College of Family and Consumer Sciences
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., LeBaron Hall lounge

February 23

Black History Bowl
Sponsored by the Black Graduate Student Association
7 p.m., Multipurpose Room, first floor, Union Drive Community Center

Teams face off on their knowledge of black history facts. Open to all. Pre-register by calling Toshiba Traynham at 294-4890.

February 23

Student Union Board Hunger Banquet
6 to 8 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union

Purchase tickets at West Student Office Space: $5 students, $7 all others.

February 24

Community of Color Town Meeting
5:30 to 7 p.m., Multipurpose Room, first floor, Union Drive Community Center

February 24

Taste of Africa
Sponsored by African Student Association and College of Family and Consumer Sciences
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., LeBaron Hall lounge

February 25

Multicultural Student Affairs Friday Nights at Clyde's
Movie/game night for students of color
8 p.m. to midnight, Union Drive Community Center; free.

February 27

Mr. and Mrs. Black History Month Pageant
Sponsored by Black Student Alliance
4 to 8 p.m., South Ballroom, Memorial Union

February 28

LECTURE "Race and Justice in America"
Alfredo Parrish
7 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Alfredo Parrish wrote about attorneys in Outside In: African-American History in Iowa, and is a managing partner in the law firm of Parrish Kruidenier Moss Dunn Boles Gribble and Cook. His practice includes the areas of civil rights and criminal law. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law.

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