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Feb. 1, 2010

Birmingham-Southern to celebrate Black History Month with History of Black Economic Empowerment theme

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is hosting a number of activities on campus in recognition of Black History Month. The themed celebration, sponsored by the BSC Black Student Union and titled The History of Black Economic Empowerment, begins Feb. 2. Events listed below are open to the public, free of charge.

Speaker Elaine S. Jackson, president and CEO of the Birmingham Urban League: will examine the many struggles African Americans have confronted to gain economic empowerment as well as take a current look at the economic climate in Birmingham. Feb. 2, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 11 a.m.

Film and Discussion, Who is Madea: A cultural and contextual analysis of Madea through film with a viewing of the play “Madea Goes to Jail.” Feb. 4, Hanson Loft, 7:30 p.m.

Health Fair Sponsored by Jefferson County Health Department: Feb. 11, Norton Campus Center SGA Room, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Speaker Barbara S. Allen, interim superintendent Birmingham City Schools: will discuss how economics has affected the education system, students and schools in her work with the Birmingham City Board of Education. Feb. 16, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 11 a.m.

Film and Discussion, “Hip Hop Beyond the Beats and Rhymes:” a documentary that tackles the issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture. Feb. 18, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

Night in the Chapel: Guest pastor Mario Cooper from Impact Center Church in Tuscaloosa. Featuring the One-A-Chord Gospel Choir and several performances from other BSC students. Feb. 22, Yeilding Chapel, 7 p.m.

Free Food for Thought: Panel discussion on issues facing the black community and a look at the culture of black men, women and families in America, including clips of the documentary “Black in America – Part 2.” Feb. 23, The Loft, 7 p.m.

For more information on these scheduled events, contact 205-226-4733.

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