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Division of Student Affairs • Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs

Black History Month 2012

In the Wake of the Dream, Where Are We Now?

A Ride on the Underground Railroad Sunday, February 5, 3-5 p.m.

Black and Strong Wednesday, February 15, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

“The Dark Side of Chocolate” Thursday, February 23, 12:45-2:10 p.m.

John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus Join Hofstra’s Department of Music and friends for a ride on the Underground Railroad. This musical journey, hosted by composer and Hofstra Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nkeiru Okoye, features contemporary and familiar music about the Underground Railroad. Highlights include performances by the Hofstra University Chamber Choir, members of the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra, the Hempstead High School Select Chorale, soprano Diana Solomon-Glover, contralto Nichole Mitchell, tenor Robert Anthony Mack, and pianist Roy Eaton (the definitive master of Scott Joplin’s ragtime works). Contact: nkeiruka.n.okoye@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstra Entertainment, Department of Music, Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series, and the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

Plaza Room East, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Come see a panel discussion with representatives from the Mack Fitness Center, Hofstra Athletics as well as a nutritionist, regarding issues affecting health and fitness in the black community. Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstra Athletics and the Mack Fitness Center.

Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus The bitter secret of the sweets we eat today is that child labor is a key ingredient of much of the chocolate produced by giant global candy corporations. Find out why, and what we can do about it. Contact: Laborstudies@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstra’s Labor Studies Program.

Diversity, Dialogue, and Desserts Series: “Have We Advanced to a Colorblind Society?” Wednesday, February 15, 6-7 p.m.

Film: Cuba: An African Odyssey Thursday, February 23, 7-10 p.m.

Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History Month Monday, February 6, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Student Center Café, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Students can enjoy Surinamese cuisine, such as braised pork with cassava and hot peppers served with yams and grilled tomatoes. Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History Month Tuesday, February 7, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Student Center Café, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Students can enjoy American Creole cuisine, such as bourbon-smothered chicken served with dirty rice and okra. Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

Black History Month Opening Reception Wednesday, February 8, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Plaza Rooms, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center North Campus Join members of the Hofstra community as we formally recognize our celebration of Black History Month. Come hear this year’s keynote address and enjoy a light reception. Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History Month Wednesday, February 8, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Student Center Café, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Students can enjoy Jamaican cuisine, such as jerk chicken with rice and peas and callaloo. Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

Black in Latin America: Episode 1 Wednesday, February 8, 8-10 p.m. Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

Cultural Cuisines Celebrating Black History Month Thursday, February 9, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Student Center Café, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Students can enjoy Bahamian cuisine, such as sweet and spicy seafood served with rice and cornbread. Contact: lindapianelli@gmail.com Sponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services Inc.

“Traces of the Trade” Thursday, February 9, 2:15-3:45 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus The largest slave-trading family in U.S. history lived in New England, not the Deep South – a fact so startling to its modern descendants that 10 of them recently embarked together on a journey of discovery that took them from the slave forts of Ghana to the sugar plantations of Cuba, where their family built its fortune. Contact: Laborstudies@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstra’s Labor Studies Program.

Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus A colorblind society is ideal from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. But are we there yet? Join the Hofstra chapter of NAACP as they discuss the importance of holding on to history and the presence of discrimination. Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs and the Hofstra chapter of NAACP.

Building a Dream Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Come join the Hofstra chapter of NAACP for a questionand-answer session with Dr. Ed Jackson Jr., who serves as the executive architect of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc., providing both management and continuity of the design and construction processes of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial monument from beginning to end. Contact: hofstranaacp1@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra’s chapter of NAACP, NOAH Program (The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program), and the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Black in Latin America: Episode 2 Wednesday, February 15, 8-10 p.m.

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo to the fall of Apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries in the 60s. Cuba: An African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology. Contact: mattmpoy23@yahoo.com Sponsored by Hofstra Afrikan Students Association (HASA).

Black History Comedy Slam: A Night of History and Performances in Black Comedy Monday, February 27, 8 p.m. Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Come enjoy a historical look at black comedy as well as performances by comedians influenced by this history. Contact: omarpeele@aol.com Sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU), Ha-HaHofstra, the Hofstra chapter of NAACP, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

“In the Wake of the Dream, Where Are We Now?” Tuesday, February 28, 7-9 p.m.

Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

Plaza Room Middle, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join the participants of the MLK Leadership Retreat as they reflect on their experiences and discuss the progression in our society from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epic speech to today. Contact: tiffany.g.steele@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs.

Film: Ain’t Scared of Your Jails Thursday, February 16, 9:35-11 a.m.

Black in Latin America: Episode 4 Tuesday, February 28, 8-10 p.m.

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Fifty years before Occupy Wall Street, young college students risked their lives in the Civil Rights Movement to demand racial desegregation in the South. On the half-century anniversary of the “Freedom Rides,” this award-winning film shows how these students ultimately succeeded despite the often brutal responses they met. Contact: Laborstudies@hofstra.edu Sponsored by Hofstra’s Labor Studies Program.

Senior Service Day — Hempstead Boys & Girls Club Thursday, February 16, 3-7 p.m. Atrium, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center North Campus Help mentor a child after school at the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club. First priority for this opportunity will be given to seniors, but it is open to all students. Transportation will be provided. A $10 refundable deposit is required upon sign up. Contact: OSLA@hofstra.edu Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

Black History Month Sponsors Division of Student Affairs Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Black Student Union (BSU) Department of Music Ha-Ha-Hofstra Hofstra Afrikan Students Association (HASA)

Real Talk: No Respect Thursday, February 16, 9 p.m.

Hofstra Athletics

Plaza Room Middle, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join us for an open discussion about the pride, stereotypes, stigmas and obstacles that come with being a person of color and how these views have been programmed into history. Contact: omarpeele@aol.com Sponsored by Hofstra’s chapter of NAACP and the Black Student Union (BSU).

Hofstra Entertainment

Black in Latin America: Episode 3 Wednesday, February 22, 8-10 p.m. Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus Join Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) as they show the PBS documentary series Black in Latin America. This documentary series will be shown in four installments during Black History Month. Contact: holahofstra77@gmail.com Sponsored by Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA).

Hofstra Cultural Center Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans (HOLA) Labor Studies Program Lackmann Culinary Services Inc. Mack Fitness Center National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Hofstra chapter NOAH (New Opportunities at Hofstra) (The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program) Office of Student Leadership and Activities

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Black History Month 2012