Wednesday, February 10, 2010

BSC Celebrates Black History Month 2010

Birmingham-Southern College’s Black Student Union is observing Black History Month by presenting a number of interesting events during the month of February. This year’s theme is “The Economic Empowerment of African-Americans”; and the month’s activities were initiated with Elaine S. Jackson, President and CEO of the Birmingham Urban League, speaking on “The History of Black Economic Empowerment”. On February 16th, Dr. Barbara Allen, Interim Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, discussed how economics has affected the educational system, students, and schools in her work with the Birmingham City Board of Education.

Other activities for the month include:
A Film and Discussion: “Hip-Hop: Beyond the Beats and Rhymes”, February 18th at 7:00 pm in the Norton Theatre.
Night in the Chapel with guest Pastor Mario Cooper and the One-A-Chord Gospel Choir, February 22nd at 7:00 pm in Yielding Chapel.
Free Food for Thought: “Black in America – Part 2” Documentary, February 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Loft.
Closing Celebration: Enjoy food, music, and fellowship as the BSU closes out Black History Month 2010 on February 25th from 8:00 pm until midnight at Norton Great Hall.

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