Missouri S&T will celebrate Black History Month in February with the theme “Reclaiming Our Identity.” The following events are planned:
- Black History Month 2013 Kick-off, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Havener Center atrium. This event features music, soul food and an opportunity to meet representatives of the diverse group of organizations that have planned this year’s month-long celebration.
- Coming to America, free film, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Room 199 Toomey Hall. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers.
- Project Alpha. One in two sexually active young people will get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by the age of 25 and not know they are infected. Free confidential STD testing will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Havener Center atrium. Email Offie Adams for more information.
- “Emancipation Proclamation: 150 Years Later, How Far Have We Come?” 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. Join guest speaker Dr. Illya Davis of Clark Atlanta University to explore the events surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation and participate in a discussion about today’s cultural climate. Free pizza will be provided.
- Black History Month Celebration, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall. This free night of entertainment highlighting the artistic talents of the S&T community will feature a keynote address by LaWanda Jones, a 1991 civil engineering graduate of S&T and corporate marketing manager for ABNA Engineering. The event is sponsored by S&T’s student diversity, women’s and outreach programs.
- “Gems in STEM — How Women of Color are Changing the ‘Face’ of STEM” 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center. The event is sponsored by student diversity, women’s and outreach programs and includes refreshments.
Black History Month events were planned by Missouri S&T’s Black History Month Committee. For more information about these events, email Jerri Arnold-Cook.