Community Corner…. Activist and Filmmaker Bree Newsome
From: Ahmed Mitiche
Below are the events UIndy Black Student Association is hosting- all in the Schwitzer Student Center at the University of Indianapolis. Of special note is that Activist and Filmmaker Bree Newsome, who scaled a metal pole to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol last summer, will be speaking on the 17th.
Calendar of Events: Sponsored by Black Student Association, Campus Program Board, Professional Edge Center, and Student Affairs:
February 3rd – Black History Month Movie “Higher Learning” – 9pm – UIndy Hall A – Sponsored by BSA
February 10th – Anti-Valentines Day – 9pm – Trustee’s Dining Room – Sponsored by BSA
February 12th – South Calvary Church Praise and Worship – 9pm – UIndy Hall A – Sponsored by BSA
February 16th – Comedian Josh Johnson – 9pm – UIndy Hall A – Sponsored by Campus Program Board
*Bree Newsome has always been sensitive to the essential role that art and symbols play in shaping culture and consciousness. As she watched the funeral of one of the 9 people slaughtered in the name of white supremacy at the Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, SC, she sclaed the 30 ft. flagpole in front of the statehouse and removed the “stars and bars” declaring “this flag comes down today.”
February 19th – (Boys and Girls Club)- Community Service Event- Boys and Girls Club- Black Heritage Festival 3:30 pm
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsa-x-bgc-tickets-21024265143 – Sponsored by BSA
February 22nd – BSA’s African American Ancestry event 9pm – UIndy Hall A – Sponsored by BSA
February 23rd – Patricia Russell-McCloud – “It’s Not Just You Anymore: Working in a Global Society” – 9pm – UIndy Hall A – L/P Credit
*Russell-McCloud is a “visual speaking experience.” With more than 20 years speaking, she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best. Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well researched, and entertaining.
February 24th – Spoken Word Crystal Valentine, 9pm – Atrium – Sponsored by BSA
*Please Join BSA in showing appreciation for the contributions African Americans have given to our country throughout history and wear these colors on theses days during Black History Month.
*Colors To Wear For Black History*
1st – Red
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