Representatives from OSU Mansfield, NC State College and Ashland College of Nursing have coordinated another list of exciting Black History Month events.  All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, February 2, 7pm, Eisenhower Student Union
Chinua Hawk
Singer and songwriter Chinua Hawk will perform in concert.  Chinua has performed with Celine Dion, has written songs with Wyclef Jean, and has worked in studio with Kanye West on hip hop artist Talib Kwelis’ song “Just to Get By.”

Thursday, February 3, noon, Eisenhower 217
“Criminal Justice and Minorities:  Covert Systemic Racism”
Gary Proietti, adjunct faculty member at North Central State College, discusses the history of the U.S. justice system and its racially motivated practice of punishment.

Friday, February 4, 8pm, Founders Auditorium
George Watsky
Watsky is a writer and performer who aims to cross-pollinate the stage, screen and stereo with work that speaks to both the humor and frustrations of modern life.  He was featured on Season 6 of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO.

Wednesday, February 9, noon, Riedl 151
“Ghetto America:  Hip Hop Looks at the City
Austin McCoy ponders the question, “What does hip hop see when it looks at its surroundings -- the city.

Wednesday, February 16, noon, Riedl 151
Interracial Civil Rights Activism through Wednesdays in Mississippi
OSU Marion professor Tiyi Morris discusses the program’s philosophy of transformation activism and its commitment to the efforts of black and white Mississippians who aimed to keep the state from becoming a “closed society.”

Thursday, February 24, 6pm, Eisenhower Campus Café
Soul Food Dinner
Celebrate Black heritage as you enjoy a hearty soul food dinner catered by CMJ’s Concessions and Catering.  Tickets are $5 for students of OSU-M, NCSC or Ashland College of Nursing, and $8 for the general public.  Call 419-755-4314 or visit the Office of Campus Life in Eisenhower Hall.  Tickets must be paid for and picked up by noon, Friday, February 18.

Saturday, February 26, 4pm, Founders Auditorium
Nosey Neighbors:  Look How Far We’ve Come
This light comedy production will focus on how two different 1960s black families share their stories of survival.

Tuesday, March 1, 7pm, Founders Auditorium
“From I Have a Dream to Yes We Can”
Barry Scott chronicles America’s struggle for equality through the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Barack Obama.