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Black History month events

MLK Read-A-Thon

Throughout Black History Month each February, students, faculty and staff are invited to volunteer to read to children at local elementary and middle schools. There is a large selection of books available by diverse authors, with diverse titles and with diverse and inclusive subject matter. The annual MLK Bibliography is curated by staff at Kent Library on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Please contact the MLK Committee at mlkcommittee@semo.edu to volunteer for the annual MLK Read-A-Thon to read to students at Blanchard Elementary, Franklin Elementary, and Cape Middle School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Date: February 1 to 26, 2021
Location: Blanchard Elementary, Franklin Elementary, and Cape Middle School

Sexuality & Relationships in the Black Community Panel Discussion

Date: February 2, 2021
Time: 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Gateway Church

Streaming Live: Facebook Live @GatewayChurchMO, Youtube @BenjaminPorter

Film: Queen and Slim

Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: UC Ballroom B

Film John Lewis: Good Trouble


This documentary is a depiction of John Lewis, a civil rights leader. Lewis is a congressman that advocated for equality, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration. Come enjoy this film and witness the leadership and bravery of John Lewis. 

Date: February 9th, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Rose Theatre

Comedian Ronnie Jordan

Comedian Ronnie Jordan has been featured on BET's Comic View, Martin Lawerence Presents the 1st Amendment Stand- Up, P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy

Date: February 12, 2021 (To be rescheduled due to inclement winter weather conditions)
Time:
8:00 p.m.
Location:
Academic Auditorium

Activism (Media Portrayl) of the Black Community Panel Discussion

Date: February 15, 2021 (To be rescheduled due to inclement winter weather conditions)
Time: 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Gateway Church

Streaming Live: Facebook Live @GatewayChurchMO, Youtube @BenjaminPorter

Film What Killed Michael Brown?

This film is about the shooting in 2014 of a black teen by a white cop. This tragic death shook America and started the Black Lives Matter Movement. The movie reveals the truth of systematic racism and the death of Michael Brown. 

Date: February 16, 2021 (To be rescheduled due to inclement winter weather conditions)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Rose Theatre

 

Impact of Systemic Trauma within the Black Community Panel Discussion

Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Gateway Church

Streaming Live: Facebook Live @GatewayChurchMO, Youtube @BenjaminPorter

Poet Jahman Hill

Jahman Hill is an award- winning poet, playwright,  and professor. In 2018, Jahman claimed the title of the 3rd best poet in the world, and in 2019 he wrote, produced, and starred in an award- winning one-man show, Black Enough, which played off- Broadway. Jahmin Hill has become a sought-after poet internationally.

Date: February 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: UC Program Lounge

Black Women, Backbone of the Black Community Panel Discussion 

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Gateway Church

Streaming Live: Facebook Live @GatewayChurchMO, Youtube @BenjaminPorter

"Bridges" Diversity Showcase

The Holland College of Arts and Media Diversity Committee is proud to present “Bridges” — an interdepartmental collaborative event. We will bridge Black History Month and Women’s History Month by featuring acts from faculty, staff and students from across the university. Works will be composed, written, performed and/or representing African Americans, women, or both!

Date: March 1, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Rose Theatre

Performance by Zhalarina

Zhalarina H. Sanders is a rapper, actress, and producer from Tampa, FL who serves as a co-founder and Exective Director of the JVN Project, a Hip-Hop centered non-profit that seeks to serve and empower. 

Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: UC Ballroom A

Contact

573.651.2626
mlkcommittee@semo.edu
Academic Hall Room 010-011
MLK Celebration
One University Plaza, MS 3375
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701