Attend Black History Month events at Missouri S&T

Black History Matters (ow)Missouri University of Science and Technology will celebrate Black History Month this February with numerous events taking place throughout the month.

The following campus events are free and open to the public:

— Black History Month Kick-off, noon Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Havener Center atrium. This annual event will feature samples of traditional soul food, information tables featuring historically black student organizations, music and student performances.

— Test Your Knowledge trivia night, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A of the Havener Center. Trivia questions will focus on various topics covered throughout Black History Month.

— Black Lives Matter candlelight vigil, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Havener Center atrium. The vigil will allow attendees to reflect on the importance of life and to remember that racism has no place in the world.

— “Let’s Know the Legs Off Student Activism: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A. Dr. Katrina Thompson, associate professor of history at Saint Louis University, will present a lecture on the importance of student engagement.

— Screening of the film “Dear White People,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall. The 2014 film is a part of the Free Spring Film Festival on campus.

— Black History Month Celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Leach Theatre. This annual event will feature a keynote address by a guest alumni speaker and an awards ceremony for student leaders who have promoted diversity on the Missouri S&T campus.

Missouri S&T’s Black History Month celebration will conclude with “A Walk Through Jazz,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Carver-Turner Room of the Havener Center. This event will feature art displays, live music and heavy appetizers. Tickets are required for the event. Tickets are $10 for Missouri S&T students with a student I.D. and $15 for members of the community.

To purchase tickets for “A Walk Through Jazz” or for more information about any of the events, contact Dr. Jerri Arnold-Cook at 573-341-6828 or email arnoldcookj@mst.edu.

All Black History Month events are planned by Missouri S&T’s Black History Month Committee. The following Missouri S&T groups are sponsoring events during the month: Association of Black Students; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.; Black Man’s Think Tank; leadership and cultural programs; National Pan-Hellenic Council; National Society of Black Engineers; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.; and student diversity, outreach and women’s programs.