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Division of Student Affairs Multicultural & International Student Programs Office

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“Be a Part of the Hofstra Picture”

Hofstra Celebrates Black History Month: Photo Display February 1-14 Back of the Main Dining Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus Stop by to view this wonderful display of photographs from the last 75+ years at Hofstra. The display will feature historical figures and highlights in black history at Hofstra. Sponsored by the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office and Hofstra University Archives Contact: Geri.E.Solomon@hofstra.edu

South Africa and Nelson Mandela: Book Display February 1-28 Main Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

The Axinn Library will have a display of books on South Africa and Nelson Mandela, with written commentary. Sponsored by the Axinn Library Contact: David.Woolwine@hofstra.edu African-Caribbean Society, 1982

Lee Daniels’ The Butler Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus

The Department of Music, in conjunction with the Department of Drama and Dance and the Hofstra Cultural Center, presents a concert commemorating the great migration of African-Americans over the first half of the 20th century. The program features acclaimed professional musicians, the Hofstra Chamber Choir and Jazz Ensemble, Hofstra student actors and dancers, and invited choral ensembles from Hempstead High School and Uniondale High School. Sponsored by a generous grant from the D’Addario Music Foundation, as well as support from the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost’s Diversity Task Force, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, Dean of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hofstra University Honors College, Multicultural & International Student Programs Office, African Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Department of Anthropology Contact: Adams Playhouse Box Office, 516-463-6644

Black History Month Reception Wednesday, February 12 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Celebrate Black History Month with a reception that includes speakers, performances, food, and giveaways! The reception will feature keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Emdin, co-creator of #HipHopEd, a social media movement to engage the public on the intersections of hip-hop and education; author of Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation; and Hip-Hop Archive Fellow at the W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute at Harvard University. View special moments in Hofstra history at the photo display during the reception. Sponsored by the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office, Zarb Black & Hispanic MBA/MS Association and Hofstra University Archives Contact: Annick.Aska@hofstra.edu

Cannute Parris was the first faculty director of the Africana Studies Department in 1971. He started at Hofstra as a professor in the Political Science Department in 1968.

Panel Discussion: Reflections on Nelson Mandela Thursday, February 13 6 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Members of the University community will share their memories of and perspectives on Nelson Mandela (“the father of the nation” in South Africa), whose legacy as an international statesman, human rights activist, mediator and peace activist, and Nobel Peace Prize and U.S. Medal of Freedom recipient will forever be remembered around the world. Sponsored by Multicultural & International Student Programs Office Contact: Annick.Aska@hofstra.edu

Sex Fest Part II: A Sexual Health Awareness Program Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19 8 p.m. Plaza Room Middle, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Join us for a sexual health education program for college students, with a focus on the black community. Sponsored by the Hofstra University Black Student Union Contact: lsaunders28@gmail.com

Oprah photo is courtesy of Alan Light

Join us for a talk highlighting how individuals within the black community identify themselves. Sponsored by Hofstra University Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated Contact: lsaunders28@gmail.com

Black History Month Concert: “Up South”: The Great Migration in Sound & Movement Sunday, February 9 5 p.m. Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Join us to learn about the Willie Lynch Letter, a speech delivered by a white slave owner in 1712. It will also spark conversation about whether the Willie Lynch Letter has an effect on African Americans today. Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated Contact: mikiom2@gmail.com

Imagesa above are courtesy of Hofstra University Archives

Black or African American? Wednesday, February 19 8:30 p.m. Plaza Room Middle, Mack Student Center, North Campus

African American Museum Trip Thursday, February 20 4:30 p.m.

300 Years Later Monday, February 10 8:30 p.m. Plaza Room Middle, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Stevie Wonder ad for a concert in the Hofstra Chronicle, 1973

Join us for a screening of It’s Showtime! by local filmmaker Jordan Crafton. The film centers around the relationship between the Uniondale High School marching band and its director. After the film, Mr. Crafton will answer questions and talk about being a young, black filmmaker on Long Island. Sponsored by the Long Island Studies Institute and Hofstra University Archives Contact: Geri.E.Solomon@hofstra.edu

Celebrating Gospel Music Friday, February 7 7 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Join us for a celebration of gospel music, featuring Hofstra Sigma’cappella, the Union Baptist Choir, and the New Hope Institution Youth Choir. Sponsored by the Hofstra Protestant Community Contact: protestant@hofstra.edu

Joe Morton in As You Like It, March 1968

It’s Showtime! Wednesday, February 19 7 p.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Spying on Democracy Wednesday, February 19 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

Join us for a talk about civil rights and domestic surveillance featuring Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild. Sponsored by Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Contact: jackerman1@pride.hofstra.edu

Meet in MISPO Office, 242 Mack Student Center, North Campus. Join us for a guided tour of the African American Museum in Hempstead. Transportation will be provided. Sponsored by the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office Contact: Robert.J.Canobbio@hofstra.edu

Join us for a showing of Lee Daniels’ The Butler (inspired by the book by Wil Haygood). As Cecil Gaines (played by Forest Whitaker) serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society. Related event: Please join us for an evening with author Wil Haygood on Tuesday, February 25 (see below). Sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited and the Hofstra Cultural Center Contact: hofstraentertainment@gmail.com or 516-463-5669

Fifty Years On: Soul of a Nation Monday, February 24 7 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus

This performance features two actors portraying young African American characters, who examine some of the most pressing issues faced by today’s college students. These include the U.S. justice system, hair, entering adulthood, and the intersection of cultural identities. Sponsored by the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office, Office of Student Leadership and Activities, Dean of Students Office, and the Hofstra Cultural Center Grants Contact: MISPO@hofstra.edu or 516-463-6796

Diversity, Dialogue, and Desserts: Respecting Culture=Respecting Yourself and Others Tuesday, February 25 7 p.m. Plaza Middle, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Respecting other cultures is an important element of a functioning society. Join us for a discussion about what makes each of our cultures unique, and tell us what respect means to you. Sponsored by the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office Contact: Robert.J.Canobbio@hofstra.edu

Hofstra Cultural Center presents: Wil Haygood, Author of The Butler: A Witness to History Tuesday, February 25 7:30 p.m. Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Wil Haygood, Washington Post journalist and author of the book The Butler, will be on campus to speak about his book, which inspired the movie Lee Daniels’ The Butler. His talk will be followed by a book signing. Sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center Contact: Athelene.A.Collins@hofstra.edu

Lean on Me Tuesday, February 25 8 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Mack Student Center, North Campus

A showing of the film Lean on Me (starring Morgan Freeman), which depicts some of the difficulties faced by minority students in an inner-city school. Sponsored by the Hofstra University Black Student Union Contact: lsaunders28@gmail.com

Dinner Conversations: Civil Rights and Today’s College Student Wednesday, February 26 7 p.m. Plaza Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus

An open and frank discussion led by Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement Fellows. Sponsored by the Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement Contact: jackerman1@pride.hofstra.edu

Mack Fitness Center presents Speedy Claxton and “All-Star Basketball” Friday, February 28 7-9 p.m. David S. Mack Fitness Center, North Campus

Hofstra alumnus, former NBA player, and current assistant coach of Hofstra Men’s Basketball, Speedy Claxton will share his personal story and discuss how his career was built on integrity, ethics and leadership. In addition to Speedy Claxton’s appearance, the Mack Fitness Center will host an “All-Star Basketball” event for students, featuring several basketball competitions and challenges, including a 3-point shoot-out between Speedy Claxton and the winner of the contest. Sponsored by the David S. Mack Fitness Center Contact: recreation@hofstra.edu

Special thanks to the Black History Month Committee for its dedication to planning Black History Month.

4African Studies Program 4Axinn Library 4Black/Hispanic Alumni Association 4Black Student Union 4Center for Civic Engagement 4Center for University Advisement

4CSTEP 4D’Addario Music Foundation 4David S. Mack Fitness Center 4Dean of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 4Dean of Students Office 4Department of Anthropology 4Entertainment Unlimited 4Events Management

4Hofstra Cultural Center 4Hofstra Cultural Center Grants 4Hofstra Protestant Community 4Hofstra University Archives 4Hofstra University Honors College 4Hofstra University Museum 4Lackmann Culinary Services, Inc. 4Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program 4Long Island Studies Institute

4Maurice A. Deane School of Law 4Multicultural & International Student Programs Office 4National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University 4NOAH 4Office of Alumni Affairs 4Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

4Office of Residential Programs 4Office of Student Leadership and Activities 4Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated 4Provost’s Diversity Task Force 4University Relations 4Zarb Black & Hispanic MBA/MS Association

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