Missouri S&T will celebrate Black History Month this February with numerous events based on the theme “Black Life and Culture Knowledge.” The following are some of the events scheduled for the week:
- Black History Month Kick-off, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 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.
- “Am I Black If?” 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Missouri-Ozark Room of the Havener Center. A discussion focusing on what it means to be black in America, led by Jonathan A. McElderry, director of The University of Missouri-Columbia Black Cultural Center.
- “Life in Our Shoes,” 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Meramec-Gasconade Room of the Havener Center. A presentation on understanding the cultural differences between members of the black and white communities, led by Harlan Hodge, a social worker from Ferguson, Missouri.
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